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Burton Lee - Course Intro - Stanford ME421 - Jan 8 2018

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Opening Remarks and Introduction to the ME421 speaker series, by Dr Burton Lee, Lecturer, Stanford School of Engineering (USA), at Stanford on Jan 8 2018, in session #1: 'Sweden & France'. Course logistics for enrolled students are also provided.

Website: http://www.StanfordEuropreneurs.org
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/StanfordEuropreneurs
Twitter: @Europreneurs

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Burton Lee - Course Intro - Stanford ME421 - Jan 8 2018

  1. 1. European Entrepreneurship & Innovation (ME421) Year Nine|| Winter 2018 || Hewlett 201 Aud Mondays 4:30 – 5:50pm Course Instructor Dr. Burton H. Lee PhD MBA Burton.Lee@stanford.edu
  2. 2. Today’s Session (#1) Autonomous Freight Transport Startups & State Venture Finance Banks Sweden France @Europreneurs
  3. 3. Today’s Speakers
  4. 4. TWO WEEKS, JAN 22 Andrej Kiska Partner, Credo Ventures Prague, Czech Republic
  5. 5. European Entrepreneurship & Innovation (ME421) Stanford Engineering School Year Nine|| 2018 6
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. WHY EUROPE ??
  8. 8. LONDON BERLIN
  9. 9. Growing European presence in Silicon Valley
  10. 10. Independence Movement Catalonia v Spain
  11. 11. War in Eastern Ukraine
  12. 12. Refugee Crisis Turkey – Greece – Balkans – Austria – Germany Denmark – Sweden - France
  13. 13. FAMILY-OWNED ENTERPRISES
  14. 14. ‘COMPLEX’ ENTREPRENEURSHIP vs
  15. 15. ‘SIMPLE’ ENTREPRENEURSHIP (Silicon Valley)
  16. 16. IF WE CAN UNDERSTAND THE EUROPEAN STARTUP & INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM …
  17. 17. … WE CAN UNDERSTAND THE GROWTH ECOSYSTEMS SEEN TODAY IN MOST EMERGING ECONOMIES
  18. 18. 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
  19. 19. 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 26
  20. 20. COURSE LOGISTICS
  21. 21. 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-class sign-up only • URL provided in-class – Stanford Honor code applies !! • End-of-quarter essay (2.5-3 pages)
  22. 22. Post-Lecture Dinners 6:30 – 8:00 PM @ Stanford Engineering Speakers, Enrolled Students, Invited Guests. (Max ~5 students per dinner | Space Limited | 2-3 dinners per student) Informal networking dinner|reception to meet the speakers and discuss European startups, design and venture capital See Course Instructor|CA for map to on-campus dinner location
  23. 23. Teaching Team • Course Instructor – Dr. Burton H. Lee PhD MBA – Lecturer, Dept of Mechanical Engineering – Center for Design Research • Course Support Assistant – To Be Announced
  24. 24. Join Our Online Community @Europreneurs Speaker Presentation Slides www.slideshare.net/burtonlee1 Speaker Videos ‘StanfordEuropreneurs’ ‘European Innovation @Stanford’ www.StanfordEuropreneurs.org me421.stanford.edu 31
  25. 25. QUESTIONS ??
  26. 26. Today’s Speakers
  27. 27. THANK YOU !!

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