Students across the country are full of ideas and are dreaming of going down the entrepreneurial path. The increased interest in university-startup competitions such as Startup Weekend, Creative Business Cup and Venture Cup is proof that the students are ready to take the leap, they just need the right tools and environment.
At Get F’IT 26 September Copenhagen FinTech and the Innovationnetwork for Finance IT joins forces with universities, startups and corporates to investigate how to boost innovative and creative mindsets in our academic institutions. We will explore how to nurture and develop people to have the capability to think differently in both startup companies and in larger corporations. We have invited speakers with a mix of experience from Silicon Valley, Venture Cup, university and public institutions to explore how co-creation can lead to the development of the right tools and environment to grow university-based entrepreneurship.

16.00-16.05: Introduction by Copenhagen FinTech

17.16.05-16.20: The government perspective on university-based entrepreneurship,
Christian Kjær Monsson, Special Adviser Ministry of Higher Education and Science

Is it the role of Danish Universities to foster new entrepreneurs? Christian will tell us about the overall Danish system for university-based entrepreneurship. What are the structures and incentives put up by the Government? How much is up to the individual universities to decide? Do our system encourage cross university entrepreneurship? Are we world class within this field? – and if not what is the governments visons on getting us there? – and if not, how can we get there?

17.16.20-17.00 Lessons from Silicon Valley and Visions for Denmark,
Jes Broeng, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation DTU

Jes Broeng is part of the Technical University of Denmark’s new Open Entrepreneurship Initiative which is designed to help bridge the gap between entrepreneurs and researchers in Denmark using the Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship (BMoE), a hands-on approach to learning entrepreneurship that emphasizes understanding the mindset and behaviors of successful entrepreneurs. Jes will present his experiences with the Berkeley Method and put forward his visions for DTU and the Danish system. Further, the University of California, Berkeley, is partnering with DTU to advise on their new Open Entrepreneurship Initiative, an effort that seeks to commercialize technology and bring value to society by connecting researchers with experienced entrepreneurs.

18.17.00-17.15 Startup Competetions across the Danish Universities
Human Shojaee – CEO at Venture Cup & University Startup World Cup

Human is the CEO at Venture Cup – a unique world-leading startup organization for university students. Human will describe the Venture Cup model and elaborate on how the cross-university competition fits with the overall national effort and the efforts made on the individual universities.

18.17.15-17.30 Being a startup at the Danish Universities
Speaker to be announced

18.17.30-18.00 Debate – how do we create a world class university-startup system across the Danish Universities

18.00- Networking & Drinks


Tuesday 26th of September 2017


16:00 - 18:00


Copenhagen Fintech


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