E U R O P E ' S B E TA M O D E .
Relaunching Europe / Thessaloniki / Jan. ‘14
Dimitris Kalavros-Gousiou (@kalavros)
Found....
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 en...
“Europe. Here is what I mostly hear about Europe: “I took my
wife/husband to Paris last year for our anniversary, and we
d...
U.S.-based VCs invest in U.S. companies, and European VCs invest in
Europe.
“I saw many EU passports in Silicon Valley.”
–NEELIE KROES

!
VICE PRESIDENT OF THE @EU_COMMISSION LEADING
@ D I G I TA L ...
“Europe lead the industrial advancement in the
last two centuries. We lost this position in the 21st
Century. We must retu...
#Mobility and #EUStartupVisa
=

=

culture
policy
“(i) a qualified venture capitalist, a qualified super angel investor, … or such other entity
or set of investors, as determ...
#Education and #WorkReadiness
“If you think of it, children starting school this year
will be retiring in 2065. Nobody has a clue -despite all the exper...
Fast forward, 2014. 6 / 10 of young Greeks, of
my age, are unemployed.
Found.ation has hosted more than 85 *free of charge*
Educ.ation Classes on Web Development, Web
Design, Marketing, Busines...
#AccesstoInformation and
#EqualOpportunity
Campusbus travels around the country,
setting up week long training camps in
larger towns and cities where trainers
delive...
Ad break.
Human Grid Greece, a TEDxAthens project
171 verified grass-roots movements. We have more.
Email us info@humangrid.gr
Dimitris Kalavros-Gousiou (@kalavros)
Found.ation  TEDxAthens  Nest Media
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

  1. 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. 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. 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. 4. U.S.-based VCs invest in U.S. companies, and European VCs invest in Europe.
  5. 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. 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. 7. #Mobility and #EUStartupVisa = = culture policy
  8. 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. 9. #Education and #WorkReadiness
  10. 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. 11. Fast forward, 2014. 6 / 10 of young Greeks, of my age, are unemployed.
  12. 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. 13. #AccesstoInformation and #EqualOpportunity
  14. 14. Campusbus travels around the country, setting up week long training camps in larger towns and cities where trainers deliver skills improvement workshops.
  15. 15. Ad break.
  16. 16. Human Grid Greece, a TEDxAthens project 171 verified grass-roots movements. We have more. Email us info@humangrid.gr
  17. 17. Dimitris Kalavros-Gousiou (@kalavros) Found.ation TEDxAthens Nest Media

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