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Impact Presents: "The Entrepreneurial Spirit"

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Wednesday, March 11



Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business

800 West Peachtree Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30308
Room 200


Paul LafataIn partnership with the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), the Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship presents a Collaborative Impact event featuring Paul Lafata.

Paul Lafata is a product maker, startup builder and team leader. He has over 20 years of experience in product innovation, strategy and user insights. He currently heads Daimler’s new Lab1886 Atlanta team as CEO, leading the creation of startups for the future of mobility.

Paul’s focus is on inventing, building, investing in and launching category-changing businesses, at start-up speed. His background in new venture management and consumer digital product design allows him to specialize in creating business impact through design and driving product innovation, incubation and commercialization.

Past ventures and projects included solutions for consumer mobile products for ridesharing, smart watch, home automation IOT, project staffing, broadcast video and live music booking services. Paul was previously at BCG Digital Ventures in Los Angeles, where he built and led teams in the creation of digital products for corporate startups.

About the Impact Speaker Series:

Since 2002, the IMPACT Speaker Series has brought highly successful business leaders from a variety of industries to campus to share their experiences and give advice to students and other entrepreneurs on topics ranging from "building a venture around intellectual capital" to "successful entrepreneurship in large organizations" and "socially responsible leadership." The weekly series provides Georgia Tech students, alumni, and the Atlanta business community an opportunity to network and learn from successful entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and notable business and non-profit leaders. The lecture series is sponsored by the Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship.

The series is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required.