Tomaz Frelih - Hekovnik - Slovenia - Stanford Engineering - Jan 28 2013

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  • 1. Helping entrepreneurs change theworld.Tomaz Frelih - CEOEuropean Entrepreneurship & Innovation (ME421)Stanford EngineeringJanuary 28 2013@hekovnik / @tomazfrelih Ljubljana Technology Park Slovenia
  • 2. University education isbrokenWe have seen no meaningful change inover 500 years.
  • 3. We need effective newapproaches and businessmodels that make sense ...
  • 4. At first:Storming sessions on Artificial IntelligenceCommercialization of knowledgeState of mindRainbow Silicon Valley Connection
  • 5. Learning by Time Doing Pressure Targeted ProgramsLearning by Mutual Coaching Grading
  • 6. Targeted Programsstart: from an idea to anMVP, get: users or sales,and prepare for invest:ors inSilicon Valley
  • 7. Learning by DoingThe toolbox is framed through workshopswhere founders use the tools and present theirwork to each other.Your startup is the homework.
  • 8. Learning by coachingStartups at the same stage share theirexperiences. They are living in an ecosystemsurrounded with live case studies.Everyone coaches everyone else. Always.
  • 9. GradingEveryone gives grades and constructivefeedback on everything* all the time.Yes, theres an app for that. *(team presentations, usefulness of written comments, mentor lectures, mentor comments).
  • 10. PressureMeasure everything! Light stress and emotionincrease retention. Keep a timer and keepthem to the point. Real life is stressful, startupsare mega stressful.How do you prepare for that?
  • 11. Early adoptersStartups provide the smoothest entry pointbecause they understand mistakes and treatfailure as a lesson.To build an entrepreneurial ecosystem.
  • 12. So far100++ startups through our programs30++ BoundBreaker startups in Silicon Valley5M$++ investments
  • 13. And nowWe are testing the solution, in search of ascalable business model. Yes, we arebootstrapping.
  • 14. HorizonAn entrepreneurial ecosystem utilizing the potential of engineers in New Europe. A Silicon Valleystartup house and fund for New Europe.Effective learning technologies for a new kind of university.@hekovnik / @tomazfrelih