Victor Hwang is vice president of entrepreneurship at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Previously, Mr. Hwang was co-founder and CEO of Liquidity, a Silicon Valley venture-backed nanotech firm that makes filters for safe drinking water. He also served as co-founder and CEO of T2 Venture Creation, as well as executive director of the Global Innovation Summit. He is past president of the Larta Institute, and was the chief strategy officer of Veatros. He practiced corporate and technology law with the firms of Mayer, Brown & Platt and Irell & Manella. Mr. Hwang is an alum of the Kauffman Fellows. He is co-author of The Rainforest: The Secret to Building the Next Silicon Valley, which was awarded Book of the Year, Gold Medal, by ForeWord Reviews. He is also author of The Rainforest Blueprint. He has been a contributing columnist to Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, and Entrepreneur. Mr. Hwang previously served on the board of Silicon Valley Forum, the largest and oldest nonprofit organization in Silicon Valley. He was appointed to the California Blue Ribbon Task Force on Nanotechnology and was awarded a Marshall Memorial Fellowship. Mr. Hwang earned a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and a law degree from the University of Chicago Law School.