Beating digital disruption, awakening the founder’s spirit
Deloitte, Rabobank and Shell organized an exclusive and intimate session for Europe’s leading CEOs to explore the founder’s spirit: a crucial element in leading corporate transformation and innovation.
Several of the world’s most respected entrepreneurs, corporate leaders and investors shared their thoughts and experiences to awake the founder’s spirit:
- Travis Kalanick is the founder and CEO of Uber, a serial entrepreneur and angel investor. He discussed how he guided Uber from a niche market in San Francisco to its global presence today and will share how he unleashes entrepreneurship in his companies.
- Nathan Blecharczyk is one of the founders of Airbnb and a serial entrepreneur. He was already running a business while in high school, selling to clients in more than 20 countries. He revealed his lessons learned in founding and scaling a business in a digital age.
- Chris Anderson is the CEO of 3D Robotics, founder of DIY Drones, a bestselling author (“The long tail”, “Free” and “Makers”) and former editor-in-chief of Wired. He shared the lessons he learned transitioning from a bestselling author to founding and leading one of the most successful robotics companies.
- Kayvon Beykpour, (co-founder and CEO of Periscope, acquired by Twitter in 2015), Harold Goddijn (co-founder and CEO of TomTom) and Kees Koolen (former CEO of Booking.com and founding partner of EQT Ventures) joined us to discuss the founder’s spirit and the challenges of corporate entrepreneurship.
During this session, CEOs were able to exchange insights and experiences with international investors (ventures capitalists) and startup founders to unlock Europe’s full innovation potential.
Date : 24 May 2016 For : Europe’s leading CEOs (by invitation only) Organiser : Deloitte Center for the Edge, Rabobank, Shell
This event was made possible by the following organizations: