14 July 2014

July 14th, EYIF Innovation Weekly Digest


Spent a busy week? Grab a coffee and catch up on what’s going on in technology, innovation and entrepreneurship. Here is our weekly reading, with the best writing that caught our eye during last week. Pre-register for the Unconvention 2014!

On entrepreneurship. Should entrepreneurship be taught in school? Craig Zamary, entrepreneur, founder of four startups and professor of entrepreneurship thinks so. We can all have an opinion about this – about everything – but his reasoning seems more plausible. In fact, the story begins when his 7 year old son asked him to start his own business. He succeeded and Zamary went to the 2nd grade school to teach pupils the same way he teaches university students. The results, the whole story and the conclusions are here: Why Entrepreneurship Should be Taught in 1st Grade.

On entrepreneurs. “Heart-to-heart with the world’s great entrepreneurs”. It’s more than an article: a section of videos and stories by in which experienced founders share their failures, lessons and successes. Worth to spend some weekend time on them. It’s called The Founders Forum.

On money (!) for entrepreneurs. “As we look out around the world, we realise that the tech ecosystems are getting bigger and stronger. Nowhere is this more true than in Europe. Every European capital I travel to I see these start up clusters. Its obvious that great companies will come out of these ecosystems.”, says David Drummond, Google’s senior VP of corporate development. So why? Google Ventures is coming to Europe with initial $100 million fund. Good news!