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@ Stanford: Angry Birds (Finland) & Prezi (Hungary) - Hot European Startups

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.

AN OFFICIAL STANFORD ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK EVENT

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

Location: Hewlett 201 Aud (Engineering School campus)

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

Website: http://me421.stanford.edu/

Directions/Map:http://www.europeanentrepreneursatstanford.com/aboutME421/mapDirections.php

SPEAKERS:

* 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 Origo.hu, 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 omvard.se, which helps patients compare treatment outcomes between hospitals. omvard.se 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.

 

JOIN US ONLINE:

Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/europeanentrepreneursatstanford

LinkedIn Group (10K+): http://www.linkedin.com/groups/European-Entrepreneurship-Innovation-Stanford-Silicon-1573967/about?trk=anet_ug_grppro

Twitter: http://twitter.com/europreneurs

Google+ Group: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/105382283122975616891

Meetup Group: http://www.meetup.com/European-Entrepreneurship-Innovation-Stanford/

 

EUROPEAN GOVERNMENT PARTNERS (2013):

Invest Northern Ireland: http://www.investni.com/

VINNOVA (Sweden's Innovation Agency): http://www.vinnova.se/en/

Enterprise Estonia - Silicon Valley: http://www.investinestonia.com/enterprise-estonia/

Sponsored by the Stanford Center for Design Research (cdr.stanford.edu)

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  • Rick

    Hello all, this was a great event. While leaving, I accidentally dropped my glassed in the auditorium (black Nike sunglasses). If anyone found them, I would greatly appreciate your letting me know at [masked]. Thanks much!

    March 8, 2013

  • Sachin N.

    Great session. Loved the business driven east-west migrations. Fun and informative.

    March 4, 2013

  • Minsoo

    First meetup, looking forward to see this

    February 28, 2013

  • MONICA R.

    I'm very much looking forward to this.

    February 28, 2013

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