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Steven Papermaster

ORG PowerShift Ventures Title BIO Steve Papermaster is the Chairman of Powershift Ventures LP, an Austin, Texas-based technology venture development company focused on building software and technology companies. He currently serves on the boards of directors for several public and private companies. In 2001 President George W. Bush appointed Mr. Papermaster a member of the President's Council of Advisors in Science and Technology (PCAST). In this capacity, Steve serves as Chairman of the Energy Committee, as well as being a member of the Technology for Combating Terrorism Committee. He is also the founder and chairman of Technology Network Texas (TechNet), a national high-technology advocacy group for policy issues and is a member of the National Executive Committee. Prior to founding Powershift Ventures, Mr. Papermaster was the founder, chairman and CEO of BSG Corporation, a global software and systems integration company. He began his career as a consultant with Andersen Consulting. Mr. Papermaster received the 1996 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in Austin and has served as a national and world judge for the Entrepreneur of the Year awards since 1997. In 2001 he served as the United States' judge for the World Entrepreneur of the Year award. Steve is active as a community leader with organizations such as the American Cancer Society, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the Jewish Community Center, and the 360 Summit. Mr. Papermaster received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance with highest honors from the University of Texas at Austin.