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Angry Birds (Finland) & Prezi (Hungary) Come to Stanford !!

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Session Seven of Stanford's 'European Entrepreneurship & Innovation' speaker series examines two fast moving startups out of Hungary and Finland that have demonstrated substantial global traction and impact in the past two years. These speakers are considered among Europe's top entrepreneurs today, and have extensive ties into Silicon Valley.


Open to the Public at No Charge... No Advance Registration Required.

Location: Hewlett 201 Aud (Engineering School campus)

Time: 4:15 - 5;30pm (Pacific)

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* Peter Vesterbacka ( - Mighty Eagle, Angry Birds | Rovio ( (FI)

Peter Vesterbacka is the Mighty Eagle of Rovio Entertainment, the creator of the wildly successful Angry Birds franchise and over 50 other games. Peter manages the company’s marketing and business strategy, including expanding Angry Birds into a broader entertainment franchise. He is also the founder of Some Bazaar, a new approach to building and growing new businesses. In 2011 Time Magazine recognized Peter as one of the most influential people in the world in their TIME 100 listing.

* Peter Halacsy ( - Founder & CTO, Prezi ( (HU)

After serving as lead developer of, Hungary’s largest Internet company, Peter was Assistant Professor at the New Media department of Budapest University of Technology. He also co-founded Kitchen Budapest with Adam Somlai-Fischer. To Prezi, Peter brings his love of technology, skills in swing dance, and a wicked sense of humor.

* Peter Arvai ( - Founder & CEO, Prezi ( (HU | SE)

Before joining Prezi, Peter established, which helps patients compare treatment outcomes between hospitals. was voted Best Website of Sweden in 2009. Peter was also part of creating the world's first mobile news reader, secure an IPO, and acquire companies as VP of Product Management at a mobile internet start-up, Mobispine. His half-written cookbook aims to explain everyday Japanese cuisine beyond sushi.


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