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Burton Lee - Session #2 Intro - Czechia & Slovakia - Why Europe? - Stanford ME421 - Jan 22 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 22 2018, in session #2: 'Czechia & Slovakia'. Course logistics for enrolled students are also provided.

Website: http://www.StanfordEuropreneurs.org
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Burton Lee - Session #2 Intro - Czechia & Slovakia - Why Europe? - Stanford ME421 - Jan 22 2018

  1. 1. Today’s Session (#2) Venture Capital & Startup Ecosystems in Central & Eastern Europe Czech Republic Slovakia @Europreneurs
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. Today’s Speakers
  4. 4. European Entrepreneurship & Innovation (ME421) Stanford Engineering School Year Nine|| 2018 5
  5. 5. NEXT WEEK, JAN 29 Baltic Startups & Innovation
  6. 6. Toomas Hendrik Ilves 4th President, Republic of Estonia (2006-2016)
  7. 7. Future Speakers
  8. 8. Future Speakers
  9. 9. Last Week’s Speakers
  10. 10. COURSE LOGISTICS
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. 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)
  13. 13. Students: Sign Online Attendance Sheets While In Class Please !!
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. 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
  16. 16. Join Our Online Community @Europreneurs Speaker Presentation Slides www.slideshare.net/burtonlee1 Speaker Videos ‘StanfordEuropreneurs’ ‘European Innovation @Stanford’ www.StanfordEuropreneurs.org me421.stanford.edu 17
  17. 17. WHY EUROPE ??
  18. 18. Prague’s famed Astronomical Clock, the Orloj, in Old Town
  19. 19. Started Keeping Time in 1410
  20. 20. Petr Skala
  21. 21. Czech technical museum photos Czech Technical Museum, Prague, Feb 2017
  22. 22. Visiting Professor, Jan 2017
  23. 23. Student Intern, Physics Faculty, 1976
  24. 24. LONDON BERLIN
  25. 25. Growing European Corporate Presence in Silicon Valley
  26. 26. FAMILY-OWNED ENTERPRISES
  27. 27. IF WE CAN UNDERSTAND THE EUROPEAN STARTUP & INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM …
  28. 28. … WE CAN UNDERSTAND THE GROWTH ECOSYSTEMS SEEN TODAY IN MOST EMERGING ECONOMIES
  29. 29. QUESTIONS ??
  30. 30. Today’s Session (#2) Venture Capital & Startup Ecosystems in Central & Eastern Europe Czech Republic Slovakia @Europreneurs
  31. 31. Today’s Speakers
  32. 32. NEXT WEEK, JAN 29 Baltic Startups & Innovation
  33. 33. Toomas Hendrik Ilves 4th President, Republic of Estonia (2006-2016)
  34. 34. THANK YOU !!

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