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Burton Lee - Course Intro & Session #1 - Czechia & CEE Ecosystem - Stanford ME421 Year Ten - Jan 7 2019

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Introductory Remarks by Dr Burton Lee, Stanford Mechanical Engineering, at Stanford University on January 7 2019, in our first 2019 session: 'Startups & Tech Ecosystems
in the Czech Republic & Central Europe'. Session #1 Introduction & Course Overview. Year Ten.

Speaker: Hubert Palan, CEO & Founder, ProductBoard, Prague, CZ

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Burton Lee - Course Intro & Session #1 - Czechia & CEE Ecosystem - Stanford ME421 Year Ten - Jan 7 2019

  1. 1. Today’s Session (#1) Startups & Tech Ecosystems in the Czech Republic & Central Europe Czech Republic 7 January 2019@Europreneurs
  2. 2. European Entrepreneurship & Innovation (ME421) Year Ten|| Winter 2019 || Hewlett 201 Aud Mondays 4:30 – 5:50pm Course Instructor Dr. Burton H. Lee PhD MBA Burton.Lee@stanford.edu
  3. 3. Copyright © 2019 Burton H. Lee All Rights Reserved.
  4. 4. Today’s Session (#1) Startups & Tech Ecosystems in the Czech Republic & Central Europe Czech Republic 7 January 2019@Europreneurs
  5. 5. Today’s Speaker 7 January 2019@Europreneurs
  6. 6. NEXT WEEK, JAN 14 Nicolas Kopp CEO USA, N26 NYC & Berlin, Germany
  7. 7. European Entrepreneurship & Innovation (ME421) Stanford Engineering School Year Ten || 2019 8
  8. 8. European Entrepreneurship & Innovation (ME421) Stanford Engineering School Year Ten || 2019 13
  9. 9. Who Will Benefit from this Course? • If you understand Asia and the USA, but don’t know much about the European tech sector • Thinking about returning home (in Europe) to start your own company, to work in a corporate, or university • Want to understand key issues in entering the European market • US-based founder planning to expand to Europe • Building your Europe network • General interest in understanding economic models and innovation regions outside Silicon Valley, including Africa, Latin America, Asia & Europe
  10. 10. WHY EUROPE ??
  11. 11. LONDON BERLIN
  12. 12. Growing European presence in Silicon Valley
  13. 13. “The European Union Invades Silicon Valley”
  14. 14. Independence Movement Catalonia v Spain
  15. 15. War in Eastern Ukraine
  16. 16. Refugee Crisis Turkey – Greece – Balkans – Austria – Germany Denmark – Sweden - France
  17. 17. FAMILY-OWNED ENTERPRISES
  18. 18. ‘COMPLEX’ ENTREPRENEURSHIP vs
  19. 19. ‘SIMPLE’ ENTREPRENEURSHIP (Silicon Valley)
  20. 20. IF WE CAN UNDERSTAND THE EUROPEAN STARTUP & INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM …
  21. 21. … WE CAN UNDERSTAND THE GROWTH ECOSYSTEMS SEEN TODAY IN MOST EMERGING ECONOMIES
  22. 22. Focus of Seminar Series • Startups + venture capital + entrepreneurship with A Little Bit of Context – Social, economic, historical, political context in Europe – Comparison of corporate & university models – vs ‘Naïve or Simple Entrepreneurship’ practiced in Silicon Valley • But, this is NOT a ‘policy’ or ‘economics’ seminar
  23. 23. The Story of European Entrepreneurship in Europe Europe vs Silicon Valley Jan 4 2016 Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Europe Today Europe vs Silicon Valley Europeans in Silicon Valley Arts, Culture, Design, Language & Traditions History & Politics Law & Policy Institutions & Personalities Copyright Burton H. Lee 2015 38
  24. 24. COURSE LOGISTICS
  25. 25. Course Academic Requirements • Open to grads/undergrads from all Schools & Departments • 1 Unit • Grading: S/NC • Attend 7 of 8 lectures @ Hewlett 201 – Sign online attendance sheets | in-classsign-up only • URL provided in-class – Stanford Honor code applies !! • End-of-quarter essay (2.5-3 pages)
  26. 26. Teaching Team • Course Instructor – Dr. Burton H. Lee PhD MBA – Lecturer, Dept of Mechanical Engineering – Center for Design Research • Course Support Assistant – Seb Hapte-Selassie
  27. 27. Join Our Online Community @Europreneurs Speaker Presentation Slides www.slideshare.net/burtonlee1 Speaker Videos ‘StanfordEuropreneurs’ ‘European Innovation @Stanford’ www.StanfordEuropreneurs.org me421.stanford.edu 42
  28. 28. QUESTIONS ??
  29. 29. Today’s Speaker 7 January 2019@Europreneurs
  30. 30. THANK YOU !!

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