Geoffrey Zawolkow
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Geoffrey Zawolkow

With thirty years experience starting & managing high tech companies, he spent the past 6 understanding the benefits that Sensors As A Service offers in healthcare. As CEO of Lab Sensor Solutions, he's focused on healthcare logistics solutions.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/geoff-zawolkow-026769
Twitter: https://twitter.com/geoffzaw
Redwood City, California, United States
Member since July 27, 2015
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Education
1971 UC Irvine , BS , Biology
1972 Cal State University, Northridge , MS , Special Education

I am a(n):

Entrepreneur

Achievements (products built, personal awards won):

Cypress Semiconductors first WirelessUSB chip
The first wireless networking node available for less than $100
Software that led Compaq Presario to be the number one selling computer
Ultra Wide Band RFID
LaunchPad children's desktop that shipped on IBM & Compaq Computers
Award winning Educational Software products, The Game Show, Wizard Of Words
Introduced and trained deaf children on how to use computers.
Setup a network of 9 schools using computers in Deaf education throughout the SF Bay Area

If you're an entrepreneur or corporate innovator, why?

I want to change the world.

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?

Being small and unknown makes it hard to get in the door, but the freedom to do what is right and to move quickly more that makes up for it.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs/innovators make?

While great ideas are important, execution is everything.

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?

Keep your focus, but be prepared to change and adjust.
Everyone thinks you are doing things wrong. Listen carefully but follow your own gut.
If you treat people fairly they will stay with you even through the inevitable troughs.

Full bio

Mr. Zawolkow is a high tech entrepreneur, with more than thirty years of experience bringing innovative technical solutions to market.  During that time he oversaw the development of products based on a combination of software and wireless hardware. He is currently the CEO of Lab Sensor Solutions and is focused on real time logistics systems that confirm the temperature and delivery of biological materials in transit. During the prior six years he worked on using sensor technology to solve tracking and logistic issues within healthcare, warehousing and manufacturing industries.

Prior to this Geoff was a Founder and Managing Director of the Wireless Business Unit at Cypress Semiconductor. In that role he pioneered the concept of WirelessUSB, and managed the delivery and launch of the initial product.

Before Cypress, he co-founded and ran Alation Systems which he sold to Cypress for $40M and provided a 6X return to investors in 1.5 years.

Prior to Alation, he directed the delivery of all internally developed software at Compaq Computer Corporation. During that time that the Presario became the number one selling consumer PC worldwide

Mr. Zawolkow's former professional positions include: Executive Producer and Founder of the Family Software Unit at Berkeley Systems Inc.; General Manager, Development Manager, and QA Manager at Wings for Learning/Sunburst; Founder, Chairman, and VP of Product Development at Advanced Ideas Inc.; and Director of Computer Projects at The California School for the Deaf.