Esther Dyson

Esther Dyson

“The Way to Wellville and Other Places”

Esther Dyson begins with an overview of acceleration in the tech world and then talks about a different form of acceleration: how the Way to Wellville is helping five small communities accelerate their own journeys to health – not by inventing new wheels but by reassembling the spokes of a very old wheel – healthy living – and watching it turn.

 

Esther Dyson is chairman of EDventure Holdings. Her primary activity is investing in and nurturing start-ups, with a recent focus on health care, human capital and aerospace. Overall, she is fascinated by new business models, new technologies and new markets (both economically and politically). From October 2008 to March of 2009, she lived in Star City outside Moscow, Russia, training as a backup cosmonaut. Apart from this sabbatical, she is an active board member for many startups.

www.hiccup.co, @WaytoWellville and @edyson.