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Tullock Lecture: Big Ideas About Information Takes Place October 28

Save the date for the Tullock Lecture Big Ideas About Information:  "What is a Tech Entrepreneur: And How Can We Make More of Them?" by Vivek Wadhwa, to be presented at George Mason University School of Law on Thursday, October 28, 2010, from 4 to 5:30 pm in Room 120, Hazel Hall. Email iep.gmu@gmail.com to reserve your spot.

What holds people back from taking the plunge into entrepreneurship? What obstacles do new entrepreneurs face? Wadhwa will discuss his research on the backgrounds and motivations of entrepreneurs with implications for public policy. Regions all over the world have spent billions of dollars in trying to build clusters of innovation. Wadhwa will discuss why the vast majority of these efforts fail and propose alternative approaches. The lecture will be preceded by a short introduction by Dr. Philip Auerswald, co‚Äźeditor of Innovations: Technology, Governance, Globalization (MIT Press).

Wadhwa is a scholar and technology entrepreneur based in California. Prior to his academic work, Wadhwa helped build Seer Technologies into a $118 million publicly traded company and started Relativity Technologies several years later. Forbes.com has named Mr. Wadhwa a “Leader of Tomorrow.” Fortune magazine named Relativity one of the 25 “coolest” companies in the world. Read Wadhwa's work on SSRN, wadhwa.com, and Twitter @vwadhwa.