Stephan Gutzeit is a serial entrepreneur building organisations around new ideas. He has been the lead founder or builder of the first liberal arts college in Europe, the first venture philanthropy foundation in Europe devoted to early stage innovation, and the first European venture capital fund focusing on inventions from academics at one university, among other organisations. Stephan was educated at Stanford (BA with honors) and Harvard (MA), where he studied chemistry and philosophy. He began his professional career working for a global consultancy firm. He is currently on academic sabbatical in Oxford, at Merton College and the Said Business School, writing a book and DPhil thesis about what he calls "deep innovation”: Discontinuous, research-based, aesthetically designed innovation addressing fundamental human challenges. He is also an occasional Lecturer at Mansfield College, Oxford: On Greek Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and Social Science, Philosophy of Economics, and other subjects.