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European Entrepreneurship & Innovation Thought Leaders Seminar

Estonia - Big Data Startups; Berlin v Barcelona - Co-Working Spaces
Monday, March 2, 2015 - 4:30pm to 5:45pm
Hewlett 201
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Abstract / Description: 

Our seventh session this Winter Quarter showcases another highly innovative and creative software startup out of Estonia that is a leader in the emerging planetary/oceanic big data sector. We also present our first co-working space enterprise, with operations in Berlin, Barcelona, Sofia and Hamburg; co-working spaces form an essential element of Europe's startup support services sector.
Our Estonian government partner ENTERPRISE ESTONIA - SILICON VALLEY will also present a brief overview of Estonia's extensive innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem around software|computing|security|eGovt.
** Estonia Overview - Andrus Viirg, Director, Enterprise Estonia - Silicon Valley


Mondays 4:30pm @ Hewlett 201 Auditorium [ @Europreneurs ] Stanford Engineering's 'European Innovation & Entrepreneurship' (ME421) is a weekly speaker series - now entering Year Seven - that presents industry leaders from Europe's hitech startup, venture finance, corporate, university research & technology commercialization communities to share their insights and experiences with aspiring and veteran entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley.

Rainer Sternfeld - CEO & Founder, PlanetOS (EE)
A robotics engineer and product developer by training, Rainer is an experienced Estonian entrepreneur in Silicon Valley, focused on data-driven businesses that grow enterprise value, and designing human interaction with data. Prior to Planet OS, Sternfeld led ABB Group to establish the world's first nation-wide fast-charging infrastructure for electric cars. For 5 years, he led ABB Business and Corporate Development initiatives in the Baltic region. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the World Ocean Council, is the co-designer of the Statue of Liberty of Estonia, and has helped to build new businesses in CAD, product design, and industrial machining.

Max von der Ahé - Co-Founder, betahaus Berlin (DE)
I am founder and CEO at betahaus, Berlin's original coworking space. betahaus opened its doors to the Berlin entrepreneurial community in 2009 and continues to be a cornerstone of support and education in Berlin's growing tech hub. We now boast 450 members over four floors in our coworking space, located in the center of Berlin. In addition, the betahaus brand of coworking has expanded beyond Berlin, to additional locations in Hamburg, Sofia and Barcelona. I also take joy in mentoring and advising the community of startups, makers, freelancers and entrepreneurs -- in betahaus, in Berlin and in the larger European startup ecosystem. I am a fully qualified lawyer and hold a L.L.M in Intellectual Property Law from Queen Mary University London.

Jordi Subiras - Co-Founder, betahaus Barcelona (ES)
Speaker bio to be provided.