Rhode Island Science and Technology Advisory Council (STAC)

Making Innovation Central to Rhode Island's Future Lincoln D. Chafee, Governor

Danny Warshay

Founder of G-Form and adjunct professor at Brown University

Published on September 20, 2012

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Danny Warshay has devoted his career to building, managing and harvesting high-growth entrepreneurial ventures. Most recently, he helped found G-Form an innovative company that uses advanced polymer technology to revolutionize impact protection and vibration dampening for athletic competition. Working with a team that included expertise in polymer chemistry, 3d design, photography, mold making, entrepreneurship, innovation and out-of-the-box thinking, Danny and his partners at G-Form created products developed from the athlete's point of view - making use of state of the art smart materials and polymers to make products no one previously knew could possibly be made.

While the team has grown exponentially from the early days, and product lines have expanded to electronics protection and military/tactical gear, the philosophy of innovation by and for the athlete remains. In 2012, G-Form was the recipient of the 2012 Smaller Business Association of New England (SBANE) award for Innovation. Former winners of this prestigious award come from varied fields and include companies like Staples, Ben & Jerry's, Nantucket Nectars and iRobot.

Danny received a B.A. in History, magna cum laude, from Brown University, and an M.B.A. from Harvard. He began his entrepreneurial pursuits as an undergraduate as co-founder of Clearview Software the developer of the Smart Forms suite of Macintosh applications software. Apple Computer acquired Clearview in 1989. He then co-developed Specialized Systems and Software, a custom software development firm sold to Medline Industries. Following this sale, Danny went on to lead the growth of Anchor Communications, a startup magazine and Internet publishing company sold in two parts to A.H. Belo Corporation and Miller Publishing Group and then became co-founder and managing director of Health Business Partners where he built and led the firm's venture capital practice. He has served on the boards of numerous startups and on a variety of non-profit boards focused on health and education.

In addition to his work at G-Form, Danny is an adjunct professor at Brown University, teaching Entrepreneurship and New Ventures.

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