With the long-term health of the planet at risk and the history of alternative energies in the making, Steve Westly, former CFO for the state of California and founder of VC firm The Westly Group, challenges students and entrepreneurs to leave their hand print on the changing shape of the world. He cites the example of great explorers like Magellan and Columbus who broadly reached beyond boundaries never thought capable of being broken. Dependance on oil has these same challenges. He asks the audience, "What new things are you going to discover?"
May 20, 2009