Startup Grind hosts Lee Felsenstein - designer of the 1st PC & Silicon Valley Pioneer!

Wed, Oct 14, 2020, 6:00 PM (CEST)

About this event

Personal computer pioneer, original member of the Homebrew Computer Club, designer of the Osborne 1 - the first mass-produced portable computer and - last but not least - pioneer of the Silicon Valley!

Mark your calendars: cancel all your plans for an evening with one of the most historic engineers out there! On Wednesday, 14 October 2020, at 18.00h CEST / GMT +2 we are going to have the greatest pleasure to host Lee Felsenstein, the man behind the design of the 1st PC!

Lee's achievements in a nutshell:

  • Fellow of the Computer History Museum, "for his influence on the technical and social environment of the early personal computing era" (2016)
  • Editor's Choice Award for Creative Excellence by EE Times magazine (2007)
  • Designer of an open-source telecommunications and computer system for installation in remote villages in the developing world dubbed as "the Pedal-Powered Internet" by The New York Times Magazine (2003)
  • Laureate of The Tech Museum of Innovation (San Jose, California) for this work (2003)
  • "Pioneer of the Electronic Frontier" by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (1994)
  • Original member of the Homebrew Computer Club formed in response to the appearance of the Altair 8800 computer kit (1975)
  • Engineer for the Community Memory project
  • Designer of several video displays that were widely copied and became the basis for the standard display architecture of PCs as we know them today
  • and much more!

Under the umbrella of the Impact Innovation Weeks Linz 2020 organized by the Impact Innovation Alliance, this special edition of Startup Grind Rijeka's Fireside Chat will get deeper into the topic of the difference between inventors and innovators, among many other incredible stories that constitute the life of the American computer engineer who played a central role in the development of the personal computer. And what better way to organize a meeting with Lee than through a PC? Register today and join us this virtual meeting. 

The best entrepreneurs don't give up: learn something, meet new friends and stay creative!

We will be happy to meet and welcome you this Wednesday,

Startup Grind Rijeka



  • Gabriella Marcelja

    Gabriella Marcelja

    SIRIUS GLOBAL - Academic Diplomacy 4.0


Wednesday, Oct 14
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CEST)

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  • Gabriella Marcelja

    Gabriella Marcelja

    Startup Grind


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