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Europe's Beta Mode: Culture, policy and web startups
Europe's Beta Mode: Culture, policy and web startups
Europe's Beta Mode: Culture, policy and web startups
Europe's Beta Mode: Culture, policy and web startups
Europe's Beta Mode: Culture, policy and web startups
Europe's Beta Mode: Culture, policy and web startups
Europe's Beta Mode: Culture, policy and web startups
Europe's Beta Mode: Culture, policy and web startups
Europe's Beta Mode: Culture, policy and web startups
Europe's Beta Mode: Culture, policy and web startups
Europe's Beta Mode: Culture, policy and web startups
Europe's Beta Mode: Culture, policy and web startups
Europe's Beta Mode: Culture, policy and web startups
Europe's Beta Mode: Culture, policy and web startups
Europe's Beta Mode: Culture, policy and web startups
Europe's Beta Mode: Culture, policy and web startups
Europe's Beta Mode: Culture, policy and web startups
Europe's Beta Mode: Culture, policy and web startups
Europe's Beta Mode: Culture, policy and web startups
Europe's Beta Mode: Culture, policy and web startups
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Europe's Beta Mode: Culture, policy and web startups

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A talk about 3 major European issues that, imho, kill innovation and entrepreneurship.

A talk about 3 major European issues that, imho, kill innovation and entrepreneurship.

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  • 1. E U R O P E ' S B E TA M O D E . Relaunching Europe / Thessaloniki / Jan. ‘14 Dimitris Kalavros-Gousiou (@kalavros) Found.ation TEDxAthens Nest Media
  • 2. L E T ’ S TA L K A B O U T: • Europe’s current condition. • 3 major European issues that, imho*, kill innovation and entrepreneurship. • good news. *in my humble opinion
  • 3. “Europe. Here is what I mostly hear about Europe: “I took my wife/husband to Paris last year for our anniversary, and we dropped by Rome. Great food, so much history, Europe is wonderful!” For vacation.”
  • 4. U.S.-based VCs invest in U.S. companies, and European VCs invest in Europe.
  • 5. “I saw many EU passports in Silicon Valley.” –NEELIE KROES ! VICE PRESIDENT OF THE @EU_COMMISSION LEADING @ D I G I TA L A G E N D A E U A N D # C O N N E C T E D C O N T I N E N T P L A N S .
  • 6. “Europe lead the industrial advancement in the last two centuries. We lost this position in the 21st Century. We must return.” –NEELIE KROES ! VICE PRESIDENT OF THE @EU_COMMISSION LEADING @ D I G I TA L A G E N D A E U A N D # C O N N E C T E D C O N T I N E N T P L A N S .
  • 7. #Mobility and #EUStartupVisa = = culture policy
  • 8. “(i) a qualified venture capitalist, a qualified super angel investor, … or such other entity or set of investors, as determined by the Secretary, has devoted a qualified investment of not less than $100,000 to the alien’s United States business entity;…” ! - Immigration reform bill, June 2013
  • 9. #Education and #WorkReadiness
  • 10. “If you think of it, children starting school this year will be retiring in 2065. Nobody has a clue -despite all the expertise that's been on parade for the past four days -- what the world will look like in five years' time. And yet we're meant to be educating them for it..” –SIR KEN ROBINSON ! TED CONFERENCE 2006
  • 11. Fast forward, 2014. 6 / 10 of young Greeks, of my age, are unemployed.
  • 12. Found.ation has hosted more than 85 *free of charge* Educ.ation Classes on Web Development, Web Design, Marketing, Business, Legal and Accounting since May 2013.
  • 13. #AccesstoInformation and #EqualOpportunity
  • 14. Campusbus travels around the country, setting up week long training camps in larger towns and cities where trainers deliver skills improvement workshops.
  • 15. Ad break.
  • 16. Human Grid Greece, a TEDxAthens project 171 verified grass-roots movements. We have more. Email us info@humangrid.gr
  • 17. Dimitris Kalavros-Gousiou (@kalavros) Found.ation TEDxAthens Nest Media

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