European Entrepreneurship & Innovation
                       (ME 421)


         Course Introduction
        Winter Quart...
Today’s Session
                                     Jan 3 2011
• European Incubators in Silicon Valley
    – Aldo Cocchig...
European Entrepreneurship &
 Innovation Thought Leaders
    Stanford Engineering ME421



           Winter 2011




Map o...
Class Schedule
• Jan 3: European Incubators in Silicon Valley

• Jan 10: French Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship

• Ja...
Course Scope
“Comparative Entrepreneurship & Innovation Systems”
  Angel Investors
                                       ...
European Innovation Ecosystem
                               Idea Generation                                   Talent Crea...
Why European Entrepreneurship +
              Innovation @ Stanford ??
•    Why Europe and Silicon Valley?
       •   A st...
Course Overview and Goals
• Offered Winter 2011 ; Winter ‘10; Winter/Spring ‘09

• Companion to current Stanford SoE cours...
Course Requirements
               Registered Stanford Students Only
• Weekly attendance:
      – Students must attend or ...
Industry Partners

                                                         GOLD Partner



                    M31 Italia...
European Government Partners
                              2011


• Silver Partners




                    Lyon Region, F...
Other Partners and Organizations

• Supporting Organizations




1/8/2011        Copyright 2011 Stanford University   12
Year Two Highlights



    Intelligent Buildings Startup
       Yoga Systems, Estonia
                                    ...
Year Two Highlights



   Spinning Out Successful Startups
 from Non-profit Research Institutes                    Semicon...
Building Innovation Bridges between Silicon Valley & Europe
                    EC/GABA/Stanford ME
                      ...
Visit of Irish University Presidents
                 Stanford Engineering Design Group
                           March 1...
Irish Innovation Taskforce
             Appointed Member by Prime Minister Brian Cowen
                         July 2009 ...
Special Event/Lunch @ Stanford
                  For Stanford PhD Students and Post-docs + Faculty
                       ...
Year One Highlights



                                            Corporate Venturing in European Multinationals
        ...
Online Communities
• Join us @ LinkedIn, Facebook & Twitter !!
      – LinkedIn members: 3150+
      – Facebook members: 2...
Teaching Team
• Dr. Burton H Lee PhD MBA
      – Mechanical Engineering
• Prof. Larry Leifer,
      – Mechanical Engineeri...
Next Week’s Session
                              Jan 10 2011

• French Venture Capital & Entrepreneurship
    – Jean-Loui...
Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders (ETL)
                    Wed January 12

• Wendy Kopp - CEO & Founder, Teach for America
...
Today’s Session
                                     Jan 3 2011
• European Incubators in Silicon Valley
    – Aldo Cocchig...
European Incubators in Silicon Valley
                                         Jan 3 2011

• Other European Incubators in ...
Today’s Discussion
                           Jan 3 2011

• European Incubators in Silicon Valley
• Key themes:
    – Goal...
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Burton Lee - ME421 - Course Introduction Win 2011- Stanford - Jan 3 2011

  1. 1. European Entrepreneurship & Innovation (ME 421) Course Introduction Winter Quarter 2011 (Year Three) Dr. Burton H. Lee PhD MBA Course Director, Lecturer Department of Mechanical Engineering burton.lee@stanford.edu http://me421.stanford.edu January 3 2011
  2. 2. Today’s Session Jan 3 2011 • European Incubators in Silicon Valley – Aldo Cocchiglia, CEO, M31 USA, Santa Clara (Italy/Silicon Valley) • Panel Moderator – Bjoern Herrmann, Partner & Founder, blackbox, Atherton (pan-European) – Nicolai Wadstrom, CEO & Founder, Bootstrap Labs, SFO (Sweden) – Peter Laanen, Chief Representative, “Holland in the Valley” Incubator, SFO (Netherlands) – Clement Alteresco, Manager, pariSoma Innovation Loft, SFO (France) – Gioia Deucher, swissnex San Francisco, SFO (Switzerland) 1/8/2011 Copyright 2011 Stanford University 2
  3. 3. European Entrepreneurship & Innovation Thought Leaders Stanford Engineering ME421 Winter 2011 Map of Speaker & Institutional Nationalities
  4. 4. Class Schedule • Jan 3: European Incubators in Silicon Valley • Jan 10: French Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship • Jan 17: NO CLASS - Holiday • Jan 24: European SuperAngels in Silicon Valley (Turkey, France) • Jan 31: Entrepreneurs at the Edges of Europe (Greece, Norway) • Feb 7: Startups in Spain and the Mediterranean (Basque Region, other) • Feb 14: University Commercialization and Spinouts in Europe (Italy, Czech Rep) • Feb 21: NO CLASS - Holiday • Feb 28: Venture Capital & Startups in Eastern Europe (Estonia, Romania) • Mar 7: Corporate Innovation and Research in Europe (TBD) Session topics and speakers subject to change 1/8/2011 Copyright 2011 Stanford University 4
  5. 5. Course Scope “Comparative Entrepreneurship & Innovation Systems” Angel Investors Institutions & Markets VC Funds Incubators/ Accelerators Entrepreneurs & Startups Foundations + Government: R&D Labs Pan-EU National Universities Regions Municipal Corporations Silicon Valley European Innovation Ecosystem Innovation Ecosystem 5 1/8/2011 Copyright 2011 Stanford University
  6. 6. European Innovation Ecosystem Idea Generation Talent Creation Research & Development Entrepreneurship Education Universities, Corporations, Natl labs Immigration Policies Product Innovation Design, Development & Management Technology Transfer/ Commercialization University / Lab TTOs Legal & Political Context New Company Formation Angel Investors Recycling of Primary Focus of Entrepreneurial Talent & Angel/VC ME421 Program Venture Capital Investment Capital Exit M&A or IPO Processes Simplified Schematic 1/8/2011 Copyright 2011 Stanford University 6
  7. 7. Why European Entrepreneurship + Innovation @ Stanford ?? • Why Europe and Silicon Valley? • A strong community of important entrepreneurs, investors, technology executives and researchers in Silicon Valley • Contributions are often neglected in Valley discussions about Asia and US • An emerging innovation region and community • Growing role in bringing new energy, environmental, water, information, medical devices and life sciences technologies to the global market • Substantial challenges in Europe to rapidly moving technical innovations developed in universities, national laboratories and corporations into the marketplace • Europe is increasingly looking to domestic entrepreneurship — and Silicon Valley — to accelerate economic growth and build a new generation of innovative technology corporations • European regions are taking the lead here in many cases – not well understood in the US • Why Stanford? • Complements and expands current School of Engineering teaching programs on Silicon Valley and Asian high tech entrepreneurship • Large community of European, Asian, overseas and US engineering & medical students, professors, postdocs and staff with sustained interest in Europe • Overseas Studies Program (OSP) centers in 6 European countries • Berlin, Florence, Madrid, Moscow, Oxford, Paris – 250+ undergraduate students/year study in Europe !! • “Comparative entrepreneurship and innovation systems” provides interesting new approach • Extends dialogue about “pure” entrepreneurship into broader perspective around “innovation ecosystems” • Strong interest at Stanford Engineering in expanding research collaborations, funding sources and profile outside the US 1/8/2011 Copyright 2011 Stanford University 7
  8. 8. Course Overview and Goals • Offered Winter 2011 ; Winter ‘10; Winter/Spring ‘09 • Companion to current Stanford SoE courses: – Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders (ETL/STVP) – Asian High Tech Entrepreneurship (US-Asia Center) • Connect Overseas Studies students in Europe to Silicon Valley upon return • Western, Central and Eastern Europe – Ireland to Russia – Scandinavia to the Mediterranean 1/8/2011 Copyright 2011 Stanford University 8
  9. 9. Course Requirements Registered Stanford Students Only • Weekly attendance: – Students must attend or watch 7 of 8 lectures – Complete attendance sheets passed around in class – Missed lectures can be made up with outside reading – must be discussed and agreed upon in advance w Instructor – No SCPD video streaming/recording or video archives this year • End-of-Quarter Essay – Write 2-3 page essay on what you learned, major differences/similarities between entrepreneurship in Europe and Silicon Valley – Details to be announced later this quarter • Feedback on Speakers and Course Content 1/8/2011 Copyright 2011 Stanford University 9
  10. 10. Industry Partners GOLD Partner M31 Italia/USA Padova, Italy & Silicon Valley SILVER Partner South East Europe Private Equity Association Bucharest, Romania 1/8/2011 Copyright 2011 Stanford University 10
  11. 11. European Government Partners 2011 • Silver Partners Lyon Region, France 1/8/2011 Copyright 2011 Stanford University 11
  12. 12. Other Partners and Organizations • Supporting Organizations 1/8/2011 Copyright 2011 Stanford University 12
  13. 13. Year Two Highlights Intelligent Buildings Startup Yoga Systems, Estonia New Venture Funds in Europe Germany, Ireland and Spain Europe in the Global Spanish Kings, Monks, Nuns & Entrepreneurship Scene Explorers as Early Entrepreneurs Copyright Burton H. Lee and Stanford Madrid Region Nov 4 2010 13 University 2010
  14. 14. Year Two Highlights Spinning Out Successful Startups from Non-profit Research Institutes Semiconductor Startup/Incubator VTT Finland INCIDE - Basque Region Enterprise Software w University IP Clean Tech – Wave Power Yseop - Lyon Region Wavebob, Ireland Copyright Burton H. Lee and Stanford Nov 4 2010 14 University 2010
  15. 15. Building Innovation Bridges between Silicon Valley & Europe EC/GABA/Stanford ME Thu May 13 2010 Copyright Burton H. Lee and Stanford Nov 4 2010 15 University 2010
  16. 16. Visit of Irish University Presidents Stanford Engineering Design Group March 15 2010 Trinity College, University College Dublin, University College Cork, NUI Galway, University of Limerick ME310/ME317 Discussions w Profs. Larry Leifer, Kurt Beiter, Ken Waldron d.School Visit w Prof. Bernie Roth Copyright Burton H. Lee and Stanford Nov 4 2010 16 University 2010
  17. 17. Irish Innovation Taskforce Appointed Member by Prime Minister Brian Cowen July 2009 – March 2010 Clean Tech – Wave Power Wavebob, Ireland Copyright Burton H. Lee and Stanford Nov 4 2010 17 University 2010
  18. 18. Special Event/Lunch @ Stanford For Stanford PhD Students and Post-docs + Faculty Tues Feb 23 2010 • Research Trends in the EU: Opportunities for EU - US Collaboration – 12 noon – 2pm, Stanford Faculty Club, Gold Lounge • Speakers – Mr. Laurent Bochereau, Head of Science, Technology and Education, Delegation of the European Union, Washington D.C. – Mr. Jack Metthey, Ad Interim Director of the European Research Council (ERC) • Buffet Lunch will be served RSVP Required!! delegation-usa-era@ec.europa.eu Space-Available Basis only !! • Organizers: • The Delegation of the European Union, EURAXESS Links USA & Stanford Engin. Copyright Burton H. Lee and Stanford Nov 4 2010 18 University 2010
  19. 19. Year One Highlights Corporate Venturing in European Multinationals Sten Tamkivi Roche, SAP, Siemens, DSM, Virgin Fund Head, Skype Estonia Prof. Alberto Sangiovanni Vincentelli Uli Fricke Dr. Sven Schade UC Berkeley EECS Triangle Ventures, Germany European Commission Co-Founder, Cadence Board Member, EVCA DG Enterprise & Industry 1/8/2011 Copyright 2011 Stanford University 19
  20. 20. Online Communities • Join us @ LinkedIn, Facebook & Twitter !! – LinkedIn members: 3150+ – Facebook members: 2050+ – Twitter: europreneurs – Intended to facilitate professional, student and faculty networking outside of class – Open to the Public in Europe and US at no charge – Students should join at least one of these 1/8/2011 Copyright 2011 Stanford University 20
  21. 21. Teaching Team • Dr. Burton H Lee PhD MBA – Mechanical Engineering • Prof. Larry Leifer, – Mechanical Engineering – Director, Center for Design Research (CDR) • Prof. Elisabeth Pate-Cornell, – Chair, Management Science & Engineering Dept. • Website: me421.stanford.edu 1/8/2011 Copyright 2011 Stanford University 21
  22. 22. Next Week’s Session Jan 10 2011 • French Venture Capital & Entrepreneurship – Jean-Louis Gassee; General Partner, Allegis Capital – Loic Lemeur, CEO, Seesmic; Founder, LeWeb • Region Introduction – Lyon Region - France: • Stephane Barbier, Aderly/OnlyLyon Agency 1/8/2011 Copyright 2011 Stanford University 22
  23. 23. Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders (ETL) Wed January 12 • Wendy Kopp - CEO & Founder, Teach for America – Wednesdays, 4:30 – 5:30 pm, NVIDIA Auditorium, Jen- Hsun Huang Engineering Building – Website: etl.stanford.edu 1/8/2011 Copyright 2011 Stanford University 23
  24. 24. Today’s Session Jan 3 2011 • European Incubators in Silicon Valley – Aldo Cocchiglia, CEO, M31 USA, Santa Clara (Italy/Silicon Valley) • Panel Moderator – Bjoern Herrmann, Partner & Founder, blackbox, Atherton (pan-European) – Nicolai Wadstrom, CEO & Founder, Bootstrap Labs, SFO (Sweden) – Peter Laanen, Chief Representative, “Holland in the Valley” Incubator, SFO (Netherlands) – Clement Alteresco, Manager, pariSoma Innovation Loft, SFO (France) – Gioia Deucher, swissnex San Francisco, SFO (Switzerland) 1/8/2011 Copyright 2011 Stanford University 24
  25. 25. European Incubators in Silicon Valley Jan 3 2011 • Other European Incubators in Silicon Valley/NorCal: – Irish Innovation Center, San Jose (www.irishic.com) [ Invited ] – Silicon Valley Pad, Menlo Park (Denmark) (www.siliconvalleypad.com) – US Market Access Center, San Jose (www.usmarketaccess.com) – StepOne, San Francisco (Spain) (www.stepone.com) – Opinno, Pier 38, San Francisco (Spain) (www.opinno.com) – Plug and Play Tech Center, Sunnyvale, CA (plugandplaytechcenter.com) – Austria, Belgium, Estonia, Barcelona, Finland, Czech Republic and several other European countries, regions and cities 1/8/2011 Copyright 2011 Stanford University 25
  26. 26. Today’s Discussion Jan 3 2011 • European Incubators in Silicon Valley • Key themes: – Goals and Objectives – Business Models – Private vs Government? – Sourcing Dealflow from Europe – Accomplishments to Date – Benefits to the European innovation system 1/8/2011 Copyright 2011 Stanford University 26

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