Panel discussing what’s next for the European Plan
I was delighted and honored to be invited recently to Global Entrepreneurship Week Maastricht to attend a panel discussion with Thorsten Jelinek from the World Economic Forum, Saskia Vossenberg a Consultant and Entrepreneur in Gender Studies and
Jo Martens from Startups.be about what’s next for Europe, and especially the role of government and education in supporting the creation of more successful startups and founders.
I argued, as is my pet peeve, for a more scientific (the hard science kind) and experiential approach to economy, government and education where we dare to test more and also radically different things and let the data – not politics – drive the decisions on what to implement and what is working.
To cheers from the audience – and a bit of grief from the World Economic Forum representative when I pointed out that economics is a social science, not a hard science, and that it has possibly done us more harm than good so far.
I was recently invited to moderate TEDxTUHH, Hamburg. It was a blast! It left me with a lost voice and a head full of new ideas and perspectives.
The TEDx program is designed to help communities, organizations and individuals to spark conversation and connection through local TED-like experiences around the world.
TED is a global set of conferences run by the private non-profit Sapling Foundation, under the slogan “Ideas Worth Spreading”. TED was founded in 1984 as a one-off event; the annual conference series began in 1990.
The Northern Institute of Technology Management is an international business school, located in Hamburg, Germany. It was founded in 1998 as a public-private partnership of the Hamburg University of Technology and sponsoring companies.
The 3rd NEXT Cologne kicked off on the evening of October 23rd and this time we have four very early-stage startup teams attending the program – Including one team traveling all the way up from France to attend in Cologne – respect!