As one of the judges for the European Venture Award, I was interviewed at the InnovEIT Conference this spring. During the session I talked mostly about entrepreneurship in Europe.
Here is a sneak peek excerpt. You will be able to find my entire interview on the European Institute of Innovation and Technology website (https://eit.europa.eu/):
The EIT is all about championing innovation and entrepreneurship with the aim of increasing Europe’s competitiveness on a global level, and growth as well. Why do you think these areas are so essential for Europe’s future?
Entrepreneurship is really the seed of growth. Especially today, when all the old paradigms about business – such as being big is the source of strength and the basis of your future success – are being challenged. Companies like Apple, Google, Virgin or Amazon are some of the most valuable and influential in the world, and they’re also all young companies that were started by entrepreneurs. So if Europe wants to be a leading hub of the new generation of global businesses then it needs to nurture entrepreneurship. It needs to enhance and empower its young generations to think big, and give them the tools and the infrastructure so that they can become world-shaping entrepreneurs.