Entrepreneur and Occasional Visionary
Entrepreneurs Chat - The Future of Mobility and Automation and the Impact on Society, Individuals, and the Economy
In this exclusive Entrepreneurs Chat, Martin Eberhard is going to share insights and experiences from his entrepreneurial journey starting with the co-founding and running of Network Computing Devices (IPO in 1992), ...
In this exclusive Entrepreneurs Chat, Martin Eberhard is going to share insights and experiences from his entrepreneurial journey starting with the co-founding and running of Network Computing Devices (IPO in 1992), NuvoMedia (exit for $187mio) and Tesla Motors. Learn proven methods and best practices of how to develop new ideas and how to make them successful. Take this unique opportunity to benefit from Martin' Eberhard’s s wealth of experience in the fields of mobility (both public and private), and more. Join in on the discussion of the effects of future technological developments in mobility, automation, etc. at the societal, economic, and individual level.
Martin Eberhard's Bio'
Martin Eberhard is an engineer, a veteran Silicon Valley entrepreneur, and inventor on at least 22 granted patents. He received a BS in Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1982 and an MS in Electrical Engineering from the same school in 1984. Recently, he was inducted into the University of Illinois Engineering Hall of Fame.
In 1996, Eberhard founded NuvoMedia with his colleague, Marc Tarpenning, where they developed the Rocket eBook, the first e-book with secure Internet delivery of content. Eberhard served as Chairman and CEO until NuvoMedia’s acquisition by Gemstar in 2000.
In 2002, Eberhard and Tarpenning founded Tesla Motors, where Eberhard served as its CEO until November 2007. Eberhard and his team reinvented the electric car, changing public perception of electric cars to fast, sexy, desirable cars that will obviously become the future of transportation.
In 2007, Eberhard left Tesla Motors with a fair bit of press drama, as his largest investor took control of the company. Despite the drama, Eberhard is very pleased to watch Tesla succeed in the trajectory that he first envisioned.
After leaving Tesla Motors, Eberhard served for two years as Director of EV Development at Volkswagen. He has lectured around the world on reasons for reducing the use of carbon fuels, on the advantages of electric drive over other automotive technologies, and on entrepreneurship and the need for more young people to pursue degrees and careers in science and engineering.
Event Language: EN
Location: Kaufleuten Clubsaal