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Bob Metcalfe, inventor of Ethernet, co-founder of 3Com, former CEO and columnist with InfoWorld, partner emeritus with Polaris Ventures and now Professor of Innovation at the University of Texas at Austin is featured at Startup Grind San Antonio on Tuesday, Sept. 24th.

Bob Metcalfe, inventor of Ethernet, co-founder of 3Com, former CEO and columnist with InfoWorld, partner emeritus with Polaris Ventures and now Professor of Innovation at the University of Texas at Austin is featured at Startup Grind San Antonio on Tuesday, Sept. 24th.

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  1. 1. Startup Grind San Antonio with Bob Metcalfe
  2. 2. Bob Metcalfe’s 5 Careers • engineer-scientist • entrepreneur-executive • publisher-pundit • Venture Capitalist • Professor of Innovation at the University of Texas at Austin
  3. 3. Bob Metcalfe Invented Ethernet
  4. 4. Metcalfe Co-Founded 3Com • “After leaving Xerox Parc, I founded 3Com on June 4, 1979. We were a com before the dots, and I am what in Silicon Valley they call “old money,” Metcalfe wrote in a memo to Xconomy. • HP bought 3Com in 2009 for $2.7 billion
  5. 5. After 3Com, Metcalfe worked as CEO and Internet columnist at InfoWorld
  6. 6. Metcalfe predicted the Internet collapse in ’95 & ate his column in ‘97
  7. 7. Venture Capitalist • Metcalfe Joined Polaris Partners after InfoWorld. He now serves as Partner Emeritus
  8. 8. Metcalfe joined UT Austin in 2011 • He is Professor of Innovation in the Cockrell School of Engineering
  9. 9. Photo Sources • 1st photo: Bob Metcalfe • 2nd photo: EthernetCrossoverCable.org • 3rd photo: 3Com Logo from HP • 4th photo: InfoWorld Logo • 5th photo: Internet Collapses book jacket cover from Amazon.com • 6th Photo: Black and Decker • 7th Photo: Polaris Partners • 8th Photo: UT Longhorn Entrepreneurship Agency

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