Hosted by Guy Kawasaki, Silicon Valley entrepreneur
6th Microsoft BizSpark European Summit on growth and entrepreneurship
Follow the highlights of the event on Microsoft.eu
A one-day event in Paris on May 25th hosted by Microsoft and broadcast LIVE online. Bringing together key entrepreneurs in Europe for a start-up investment pitch. Followed by presentations and a debate on the scope and challenges of entrepreneurship and innovation in Europe as we together seek to reach the goals of the Europe 2020 strategy.
Silicon Valley entrepreneurial superstar Guy Kawasaki
, famed for bringing evangelism
to the tech industry and ongoing success as a serial entrepreneur since his Apple days back in the 80s, was hosting and presenting. The stars of the show were the entrepreneurs
themselves - 18 in total from across Europe - who actively pitched for investment opportunities. Keynote speakers included Jean-Philippe Courtois, President, Microsoft International, and Jan Muehlfeit, Chairman Europe, Microsoft. Click here
to view a full list of speakers.
We’re at a watershed moment in European history. As identified in the Europe 2020 strategy, the greatest economic crisis in 80 years, the perils of climate change, and the complexities of an increasingly globalised world combine to make this a moment for decisive action. Together, Europeans - whether private or public sector, east or west, big business or small - need to broach the challenge of HOW we ensure that our future is fair, secure and prosperous. We believe that the answer lies in innovation and unleashing the full spectrum of human potential, which requires that entrepreneurship is aggressively encouraged and fostered. That’s the bottom line of why we’ve made the summit happen. We really hope you enjoyed it.
The BizSpark European Summit took place on Tuesday, May 25th 2010 at Microsoft’s European headquarters in Paris.
Couldn't make the event? The highlights will be soon available here.
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