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E-Ink Founder Talk, Cambridge MA, 23 Jan 2012

Russ Wilcox, founder and former CEO of E-Ink Corporation, told the story of the company at this event in Cambridge. Q&A format moderated by @epaley. These are live tweets from @brendanl79 and @ePubPupil.
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@brendanl79

Talk by E Ink founder Russ Wilcox (at Microsoft New England Research & Development Center) #SCVNGR http://t.co/nEBI5t18

24/01/2012 05:41:23 WIB
@brendanl79

Microsoft facility. Propaganda on the walls frantically pimping Bing and Windows Phone. Surface tabletop unit off in a corner.

24/01/2012 05:48:37 WIB
@ePubPupil

Waiting for @Russ_Wilcox to talk at the Founder Dialogues VII. Stay tuned for tweets from me & @brendanl79! #fdialogues

24/01/2012 05:54:17 WIB
@brendanl79

People still filing in, scoring free food, etc. We may be a few minutes yet. Just hanging with @ePubPupil and taking my WWF turns :-)

24/01/2012 06:12:19 WIB
@brendanl79

RT @mirasoldisplays: From Dec to Jan, the share of American adults who own an e-reader grew from 10% to 19%, according to @pewinternet: http://t.co/Tmn4JERt

24/01/2012 06:24:04 WIB
The Hills Have Iris πŸ‘€πŸŽƒ @epubpupil

.@EPaley introducing the talk. Discussing Boston's place in tech industry, previous talks. Yeah, we're awesome. #fdialogues

24/01/2012 06:31:11 WIB
Billiard Lentil @BilliardLentil

Purpose of this series, sponsored by Founders Collective, is to provide mentoring oppos for & raise awareness of Boston entrepreneurs

24/01/2012 06:31:12 WIB
Billiard Lentil @BilliardLentil

Talk begins with a video:,Watch "E Ink shows off Triton colour ePaper" on YouTube http://t.co/ZBYcmhUm

24/01/2012 06:34:03 WIB
The Hills Have Iris πŸ‘€πŸŽƒ @epubpupil

E-Ink has now made 50 million devices, mostly e-book readers. #fdialogues

24/01/2012 06:35:04 WIB
The Hills Have Iris πŸ‘€πŸŽƒ @epubpupil

E-Ink's revenues in 1997–2003 = ~$0. 2009: $160 million. Perseverance! #fdialogues

24/01/2012 06:36:07 WIB
Billiard Lentil @BilliardLentil

E Ink, founded 1997, revenue zero until 2004. #fdialogues

24/01/2012 06:36:21 WIB
The Hills Have Iris πŸ‘€πŸŽƒ @epubpupil

RW: What kept the company going was the vision; it was bold & the science was good #fdialogues

24/01/2012 06:37:41 WIB
Billiard Lentil @BilliardLentil

Start-ups as a vehicle to do something innovative and "magic", like on Star Trek. :-) #fdialogues

24/01/2012 06:39:09 WIB
The Hills Have Iris πŸ‘€πŸŽƒ @epubpupil

RW: Billionaires made it by owning something β€”not by working for a salary #fdialogues

24/01/2012 06:42:15 WIB
Billiard Lentil @BilliardLentil

To gain knowledge, best to join sometime else's startup. RW joined PureSpeech as product manager for PC speech recog #fdialogues

24/01/2012 06:46:24 WIB
The Hills Have Iris πŸ‘€πŸŽƒ @epubpupil

RW: Product management is an excellent route; you have to consider the market, engineering, operations; like launching a company #fdialogues

24/01/2012 06:46:24 WIB
The Hills Have Iris πŸ‘€πŸŽƒ @epubpupil

RW: Your job is to take the appropriate level of risk; you need to hire if you need it; and don't be afraid #fdialogues

24/01/2012 06:49:10 WIB
Billiard Lentil @BilliardLentil

Job security at a startup may be volatile, but Boston is full of startups. #fdialogues

24/01/2012 06:50:07 WIB
The Hills Have Iris πŸ‘€πŸŽƒ @epubpupil

RW: It's a good idea to start a company; you're going to take risks & work as hard as you can anyway #fdialogues

24/01/2012 06:51:02 WIB
The Hills Have Iris πŸ‘€πŸŽƒ @epubpupil

RT @HackerChick: I just kept asking people, "What do you know that's going to change the world?" @Russ_Wilcox #fdialogues

24/01/2012 06:54:09 WIB
The Hills Have Iris πŸ‘€πŸŽƒ @epubpupil

RW: I want something that's going to change the world. I then met with Joe Jacobson (of MIT) #fdialogues

24/01/2012 06:52:33 WIB
The Hills Have Iris πŸ‘€πŸŽƒ @epubpupil

RW: E Ink is magic. I emotionally fell in love that technology #fdialogues

24/01/2012 06:53:17 WIB
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