Speakers and other contributors
Chairman and CEO
Powershift Group/Nano Global
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 US
EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year Judge 2001
Steve Papermaster is the Chairman and CEO of Powershift, a technology venture development group that focuses on nurturing and catalyzing early-phase companies, primarily by helping assemble the best combination of capital, talent and leadership.Steve has more than 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur, investor, public policy expert, global speaker and noted author. He is highly experienced in founding, growing, funding, acquiring and investing in innovative technology companies around the world. Steve is also Chairman and CEO of Nano Global, a leader in nanotechnology-powered innovations to enable a safer, smarter world.
Steve served as a direct advisor to President George W. Bush for two terms and co-chaired the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. Steve also served as a judge for the White House Fellows, one of America’s most prestigious programs for leadership and public service. He actively speaks on the topics of entrepreneurship, technology, science, public policy and China.
Steve is an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award winner and has served as a national and regional judge and as a founding co‑chairman and judge of World Entrepreneur Of The Year in Monaco. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business.