European Entrepreneurship &
 Innovation Thought Leaders
          (ME 421)
      Dr. Burton H. Lee PhD MBA
               ...
Course Overview and Goals
•   Why Europe and Silicon Valley?

•   European Startups and Entrepreneurs of Note (partial lis...
Course Overview and Goals
• Entrepreneurship and Europe???

• An emerging — but relatively neglected in Silicon Valley — i...
Course Overview and Goals
• Companion to current Stanford SoE courses:
   – Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders (ETL/STVP)
   ...
Teaching Team
• Dr. Burton H Lee PhD MBA
   – Mechanical Engineering
• Prof. Larry Leifer,
   – Mechanical Engineering
   ...
Partners
• Government Partners
  – Platinum Partners



  – Gold Partners



  – Silver Partners
Partners and Other Organizations
• Industry Partners




• Supporting Organizations
Partner Discussions
                            January 08 – January 09

• Our focus is “All of Europe”
• Stanford has pur...
Requirements and Deliverables
• Weekly attendance:
   – Students must attend 6 of 7 lectures in person
   – Complete atten...
After Class

• Networking Mixer outside Skilling Auditorium

  – Meet and Greet our European speakers & Partners!!
Remote Viewers
• Instructions for viewing our course videos will
  be posted on our website soon
Class Schedule
• Jan 12: European CEO’s on Entrepreneurial Roots

• Jan 19: NO CLASS - Holiday

• Jan 26: Finnish Entrepre...
Today’s Class
• Country Introductions
  – Estonia: Andrus Viirg, Enterprise Estonia
  – Denmark: Lars B. Nielsen, Innovati...
Next Week’s Session
• Country Introductions
   – Norway: Svein-Egil Nielsen, Innovation Norway
   – Finland: Pekka Parnane...
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  1. 1. European Entrepreneurship & Innovation Thought Leaders (ME 421) Dr. Burton H. Lee PhD MBA Course Director Department of Mechanical Engineering Stanford University burton.lee@stanford.edu January 12, 2009
  2. 2. Course Overview and Goals • Why Europe and Silicon Valley? • European Startups and Entrepreneurs of Note (partial listing) – Skype - Niklas Zennström (Sweden); Janus Friis (Denmark) – MySQL – Marten Mickos (Finland) – Virgin Group – Richard Branson (UK) – Nanosolar – Martin Roscheisen (Germany) – eBay – Pierre Omidyar (France) – Google – Sergey Brin (Russia) • European Corporations in the Valley (partial listing) – Siemens (Germany) – SAP (Germany) – DaimlerChrysler (Germany) – BMW (Germany) – Infineon (Germany) – Orange (France) – Virgin Group (UK) • US-European Venture Capital (partial listing) – Wellington Partners – SBV Venture Partners – Accel Partners
  3. 3. Course Overview and Goals • Entrepreneurship and Europe??? • An emerging — but relatively neglected in Silicon Valley — innovation region and community • Educate Stanford students and faculty • Inform and introduce to Valley VCs, angels, entrepreneurs and corporations • Build out Stanford’s profile and ties in the European Research sector • A growing role in bringing new energy, environmental, water, information, medical device and life sciences technologies to the global market • Substantial challenges in rapidly moving technical innovations developed in universities, national laboratories and corporations into the marketplace • Increasingly looking to domestic entrepreneurship — and Silicon Valley — to accelerate economic growth and train a new generation of entrepreneurial leaders
  4. 4. Course Overview and Goals • Companion to current Stanford SoE courses: – Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders (ETL/STVP) – Asian High Tech Entrepreneurship (US-Asia Center) • Offered Winter and Spring 09 – Experimental Basis – May be offered next year • Western, Central and Eastern Europe – From Ireland to Russia – From Scandinavia to the Mediterranean
  5. 5. Teaching Team • Dr. Burton H Lee PhD MBA – Mechanical Engineering • Prof. Larry Leifer, – Mechanical Engineering – Director, Center for Design Research (CDR) • Prof. Fritz Prinz, – Chair, Mechanical Engineering Dept. • Prof. Elisabeth Pate-Cornell, – Chair, Management Science & Engineering Dept. • TA: Nina Liu, liunina@stanford.edu • Website: me421.stanford.edu www.europeanentrepreneursatstanford.com
  6. 6. Partners • Government Partners – Platinum Partners – Gold Partners – Silver Partners
  7. 7. Partners and Other Organizations • Industry Partners • Supporting Organizations
  8. 8. Partner Discussions January 08 – January 09 • Our focus is “All of Europe” • Stanford has pursued discussions with: – City of Barcelona/Barcelona Activa/22@Barcelona, Spain – City of Katowice, Poland (via US-Polish Trade Council, San Francisco) – French Consulate/Invest in France Agency, San Francisco, CA – British Consulate/UKTI, San Francisco, CA – State of Bavaria Office, Palo Alto, CA – Wallonia Trade and Investment Office, San Francisco, CA (Belgium) – Scottish Development International, San Jose, CA – German Ministry of Economics, Washington DC – Invest in Sweden Agency, New York, NY – Swiss Innovation Promotion Agency, Bern, Switzerland – Enterprise Ireland, Palo Alto, CA – Southeast England Development Authority (SEEDA), Palo Alto, CA – European Commission, DG Regio and DG Enterprise & Industry, Brussels, Belgium
  9. 9. Requirements and Deliverables • Weekly attendance: – Students must attend 6 of 7 lectures in person – Complete attendance sheets passed around in class – All lectures archived online at SCPD • End-of-Quarter Essay – Write 2-3 page essay on what you learned, major differences/similarities between entrepreneurship in Europe and Silicon Valley • Feedback on Speakers and Course Content • LinkedIn and Facebook Groups – All students should join at least one of these (see website)
  10. 10. After Class • Networking Mixer outside Skilling Auditorium – Meet and Greet our European speakers & Partners!!
  11. 11. Remote Viewers • Instructions for viewing our course videos will be posted on our website soon
  12. 12. Class Schedule • Jan 12: European CEO’s on Entrepreneurial Roots • Jan 19: NO CLASS - Holiday • Jan 26: Finnish Entrepreneurs on “Local v Global” • Feb 2: West to East: Ireland and Russia • Feb 9: Medical Device Startups (provisional) • Feb 16: NO CLASS - Holiday • Feb 23: Corporate Venturing in European MNCs • Mar 2: Clean Tech Entrepreneurs (provisional) • Mar 9: Skype Estonia, Danish Mindlab
  13. 13. Today’s Class • Country Introductions – Estonia: Andrus Viirg, Enterprise Estonia – Denmark: Lars B. Nielsen, Innovation Center Denmark • European CEOs on Entrepreneurial Roots in Denmark, France, Ireland and Russia – Martin Frid-Nielsen, Chairman/Founder, Soonr (Denmark) – Loic Le Meur, CEO and Founder, Seesmic (France) – Conrad Burke, President & CEO, Innovalight (Ireland) – Ilya Shirokov, Co-founder, MoiKrug (Russia)
  14. 14. Next Week’s Session • Country Introductions – Norway: Svein-Egil Nielsen, Innovation Norway – Finland: Pekka Parnanen, FinNode • Finnish Entrepreneurs on “Local vs Global” in 2009 – Martin Mickos, SVP, Sun; former CEO, MySQL – Peter Vesterbacka, Founder, ConnectedDay – Matti Saarinen, CTO/Co-founder, WhatAMap – Michel Wendell, General Partner, Nexit Ventures – Oliver Baltuch, Futuremark North America – Pekka Parnanen, Head, Finpro Silicon Valley (moderator)

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