The Democratization of Entrepreneurship

Last week I had 15 Finnish entrepreneurs out to the ranch (Aalto University has a partnership with Stanford’s Technology Ventures Program.)  Monday we hosted 40 Danish entrepreneurs for dinner and today its graduate students from Chalmers University in Sweden.

Looks like the ice is melting in Scandinavia.

Welcome to the democratization of entrepreneurship.

Hermione Way of TheNextWeb grabbed me for a short interview below that covers the challenges and opportunities of startups outside of Silicon Valley and the never ending discussion of the “new bubble.” (Skip the first minute.)

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2 Responses

  1. Finland is not a part of Scandinavia, though it is a common mistake, even among Finns. The term “Nordic countries” is preferred. :-)

  2. The democratization of entrepreneurship goes in parallel with democratizing access to early stage funding… that’s a proposed solution… http://bit.ly/l8PoSa

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