Kohl Gill

Kohl Gill

Website: LaborVoices.com
Sunnyvale, California, United States
Member since November 19, 2010
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2005 U.C. Santa Barbara , PhD , Physics
1998 California Institute of Technology , BS , Physics

I am a(n):

Entrepreneur, Recovering Physicist, Transparency Nut

Companies I've founded or co-founded:
Companies I work or worked for:
If you're an entrepreneur or corporate innovator, why?

I want to change the world.

My favorite startups:

LaborVoices, Blekko, BetterMeans

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


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


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

Listen to your team.
Listen to your customers.
When in doubt, be open.

Full bio

Dr. Kohl S. Gill is the President and Founder of LaborVoices, Inc., a start-up company providing information services to migrant workers and supply-chain managers.  Dr. Gill served as an AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow for the U.S. Departments of Energy and State, most recently as the South Asia and Middle East Labor Affairs Officer for the Office of International Labor and Corporate Social Responsibility in the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor.  Prior to federal service, Dr. Gill was an Indicorps Fellow in the slum areas of Delhi, India, serving as a volunteer paralegal with local residents, using transparency legislation to fight both petty and grand corruption at the local level. Dr. Gill is a graduate of the California Institute of Technology and received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara, for his work in quantum computing and semiconductor physics.