Roundtable: Empowering Young Entrepreneurs: Building institutional support (supported by Think Young)

24 May 2018

11:00-12:30 | Arenberg Room

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Andrea Gerosa

ThinkYoung

Founder & Chief
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Denis Terrien

Novartex

Chairman of the Board
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Rebecca Christie

Moderator

Bloomberg Former Chief Correspondent
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Kim Baden-Kristensen

Brain+

CEO and Co-Founder
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Andrea Kindler

Enterprise Europe Network

Project Manager

 

Start-up ecosystems are supported by various actors: large corporations, academia, civil society - governments and public institutions have a specific and crucial role in this. This ranges from motivational measures encouraging an entrepreneurial career, to training and consultancy right down to regulation and incentives supporting the innovation ecosystem. In this session we will zoom in on the real-life stories of how institutional support has impacted the innovation ecosystem across Europe. What are the positive experiences of institutional support and where are the gaps most keenly felt. What can be done to address these gaps, so that EU Institutions can actively galvanize and grow the innovators ecosystem? What is the role of other stakeholders in supporting the institutions?