Innovation Takes a Team
The Robert & Kathleen Dobkin Intuitive Foundation pairs up young, bright entrepreneurs in business and science to help them achieve greatness together.
“If you’re an entrepreneur and you’re starting a company, you can’t do it all by yourself. You just can’t. If you don’t have a team, you’re losing a big part of what it takes to be successful. I know that I couldn’t have done it alone.”
— Robert Dobkin, Founder, Intuitive Foundation
We envision a world where the best ideas never get stuck inside a lab
Bob Dobkin always wanted to be an engineer. As a young child, he liked to take things apart. He has always been an inventor at heart.
As a co-founder of Linear Technologies, Bob grew the company from a small team of 5 people to a workforce of 5,000 people, and then sold it for $15 billion dollars.
However, Bob says that without his business partner, Robert Swanson, he would not have had the success that he did. His partner was the business side of engineering.
Great ideas don’t come to market because of one person. Many great technologists — in science, engineering, mathematics — need the other half, the business half.
The genesis of the Intuitive Foundation is bringing technologists and business people together. The goal of our classes is to teach entrepreneurship and leadership, so that the best ideas never get stuck inside a lab. Because innovation can change the world.
In order to empower the next generation to find impactful solutions to real-world problems, the Intuitive Foundation provides grants in the following fields:
“The Foundation taught me to look at situations in a light where I constantly question assumptions and what the real problem or question is asking; to think outside the box and really be creative in the solutions that I am developing to problems that come about.”
— James Li, SportVue, UC Berkeley