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[liberationtech] Winter Qtr Course: European Entrepreneurship (ME421) - Mondays 4:30pm - 1 unit Seminar

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Mon Oct 27 21:50:17 PDT 2014

From: Burton H Lee <blee at>

Stanford Mechanical Engineering will be offering 'European
Entrepreneurship and Innovation' once again this coming Winter
Quarter. This 1-unit lecture series has been quite popular among the
Stanford FSSA community in past years, since we cover a broad range of
issues relating to startups, design-based innovation, venture and
angel capital, corporate innovation culture and technology
commercialization in all parts of Europe, including French-speaking

Best regards,

Dr. Burton Lee, Course Instructor, ME Dept


European Entrepreneurship and Innovation Thought Leaders (ME421),
Mondays 4:30-5:45pm, Jan 5 - Mar 9, 1-unit Seminar | Pass-Fail | No

Course Website:
Course YouTube Video Channel:

Winter Quarter 2015. The Dept of Mechanical Engineering is pleased to
kick off Year 7 of its annual speaker series/seminar 'European
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Thought Leaders' (ME421). Our first
session starts on January 5 with a panel speakers from leading
accelerators and VC firms discussing the startup scene in Ukraine and
Russia. Enrolled students are invited to our after-class dinners to
network and meet our European speakers in person (dinner participation
offered on a limited first-come, first-serve basis, due to space

Open to undergraduate/grad students/post-docs in all Schools and Departments.

Offered on Monday afternoons at 4:30-5:45 pm, "European ETL" presents
CEOs/founders of leading European startups, venture capital firms,
angel groups, design firms, technology corporations and accelerators.
Confirmed and invited sessions/speakers this coming Winter Quarter
include (partial listing):

* Ukraine and Russia: Startups Under War and Invasion (with Igor
Shoifot | Anna Degtereva, Happy Farm Accelerator, Kiev; Max Skibinski,
Andreesen-Horowitz; others)
* Scotland and Norway: Entrepreneurship in Oil Economies (with Jamie
Coleman, Codebase, UK; Arne Tonning, Alliance Ventures, Norway)
* European Market Entry Strategies for Startups (with Jenny Lawton,
MakerBot; Bastian Purrer, Homejoy; Uber, Airbnb invited)
* Bootstrapping Hot Gaming Startups in Serbia and Romania (with Branko
Milutinovic, Nordeus; Cristi Badea, Mavenhut)
* Internet of Things startups in Poland (with Jakub Kryzk, Estimote)
* Co-Working Spaces in Berlin and Barcelona (with Max von der Ahe,
Betahaus - Berlin; Jordi Subiras, Betahaus - Barcelona)
* Tech Journalists in Europe (with Mike Butcher, TechCrunch Europe)

Speakers in previous years have included Giuseppe Zocco, Partner,
Index Ventures (Switzerland); Peter Vesterbacka, Angry Birds
(Finland); Alexander Ljung, Co-Founder, SoundCloud (Berlin); and Peter
Arvai, Co-Founder, Prezi (Hungary).

ME421 is a 1-unit pass/fail Elective Course open to graduate and
undergraduate students in Engineering, Medicine, Business, Law,
Humanities & Sciences, Education and other Stanford schools. The
course is also open to the public. No prerequisites.

Stanford Mechanical Engineering partners with European national and
regional governments (2015 partners to be announced) to offer this
unique view into the state of entrepreneurship, venture capital and
technology innovation in Western, Nordic, Central and Eastern Europe,
and the Mediterranean Region. Sectors covered include IT/software,
clean tech (energy, environment), medical devices and life sciences,
design, accelerators, incubators and venture capital, along with a
broad view of challenges facing the European innovation ecosystem

Please contact Course Director Dr. Burton Lee (blee at for
additional information.

Dr. Burton H. Lee PhD MBA

Stanford School of Engineering

Department of Mechanical Engineering

European Entrepreneurship & Innovation


Email: burton.lee at


Skype: innovarium

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