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Disrupting banking as we know it - the Revolut story
May
7
12:15 PM12:15

Disrupting banking as we know it - the Revolut story

Revolut started in July 2015 in UK with one punchy mission: Let's turn the banking industry on its head. Today it is the fastest growing FinTech unicorn in Europe with 4,5 million users & 80 000 registered business accounts. With a simple app offering banking services such as pre-paid debit card, currency exchange, cryptocurrency exchange and global peer-to-peer payments, the company have disrupted the banking industry as we know it. 

Hanna Johansson is working as the Community Manager and leading growth in Sweden. She is the first employee hitting the ground in Sweden and Hanna will share the Revolut story and insights of how to scale up a business fast from the perspective of a radically growing FinTech startup.

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A Paradoxical approach to Innovation: How Metaboxical (Out of the Box) Thinking Can Expand the “Box” - Ken Mulligan
Jun
4
12:15 PM12:15

A Paradoxical approach to Innovation: How Metaboxical (Out of the Box) Thinking Can Expand the “Box” - Ken Mulligan

Nobel Prize winning physicist Richard Feynman observed that the “problem of creating something which is new, but which is consistent with everything which has been seen before, is one of extreme difficulty.” 

Using our imaginations to think of something that has never been seen before while “limited by the conditions that come from our knowledge of the way nature really is” requires a paradoxical approach to explore the impossible and improbable while simultaneously observing the laws of nature. To solve “a problem that we have never solved before, we must leave the door to the unknown ajar."  

In this talk, Ken explores how Metaboxical thinking can resolve this apparent paradox using a systematic approach to creativity and innovation which simultaneously uses the contents of the Box and expands the Box.  

Ken Mulligan is an adjunct professor of entrepreneurship and innovation at Arizona State University. He teaches Technology Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial Mindset and Strategic Enterprise Innovation in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering and New Venture Development in the WP Carey School of Business at ASU. He is a mentor and advisor to several startups focused on Regenerative Medicine, Cyber Security and Blockchain. 

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ASU has been ranked #1 in the USA in Innovation by US News And World Report for the last four years topping MIT, Stanford and Harvard. 

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Entrepreneurial journeys - meet former students of Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship
Apr
16
12:00 PM12:00

Entrepreneurial journeys - meet former students of Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship

This will be a Brown Bag-lunch with a bit of a different format. A full hour when you will meet Hanna Olvenmark and Henrik Appert, two e-lumni from the School of Entrepreneuship’s Venture Creation track. They will share their experiences from school and life after graduation. What happended with the venture they had during the education, what companies are they involved in now and how did they get there? This session will have a lot of room for questions from the audience.

Hanna Olvenmark, Founder of Portionen under tian, graduated in 2015. Portionen under tian is a plattform for food that is sustainable for the environment as well as the wallet - putting an end to the myth that good food is expensive food. www.undertian.se

Henrik Appert, Co-founder of Matteappen, graduated in 2014. Matteappen is a service for teaching classroom math that lets the students solve math problems by hand, via an ipad that corrects the work in realtime. www.matteappen.se

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Modvion - why wood is natures carbon fiber & the building material of the future
Apr
9
12:15 PM12:15

Modvion - why wood is natures carbon fiber & the building material of the future

Why is wood the building material of the future and what needs to be done to get there? What impact does that have on wind power and what is it like to build 30 meter high prototypes of 150 meter high products?

Meet Otto Lundman, CEO and co-founder of Modvion and Erik Dölerud, CTO at Modvion who are on an entrepreneurial journey to reduce carbon emissions and at the same time build a sustainable venture.

Modvion designs demanding constructions in laminated wood - nature’s carbon fibre for large-scale construction. The technology enables radical emission reductions in construction by offering an cost effective alternative to emission intense materials such as steel and concrete. Modvion enables a six percent decrease in costs for wind power energy through module based wind turbine towers made by laminated wood. The module system makes for higher turbines and the material offers significant cost reduction and zero emissions.

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Gendered innovations and the problem with leaning in - Malin Frithiofsson
Apr
2
12:00 PM12:00

Gendered innovations and the problem with leaning in - Malin Frithiofsson

Malin Frithiofsson is a gender- and global development major turned community manager and business developer in the tech-startup scene of Gothenburg. In this brown bag talk she’s compiled her experience from working at UBI top world ranked incubator Chalmers Ventures, with a scope of research on the effects of women’s lack of participation in technology and innovation, to ensure a better understanding of where we’re at, why we’re here, and why it needs to change.

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The culture of innovation: a look beneath the surface - Leif Denti
Mar
26
12:00 PM12:00

The culture of innovation: a look beneath the surface - Leif Denti

Many people say that innovation needs a positive culture to thrive. It’s true, bur the concept of culture is foggy and abstract which makes it hard to know how to change it.

Leif Denti, who is a reasearcher and PhD in Psychology at Göteborg University, will during this talk take the word culture down to earth and show a hands-on method to understand what it is all about.

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“This class is not for you” - Does the way we talk about entrepreneurship have gendered consequences?
Mar
20
12:00 PM12:00

“This class is not for you” - Does the way we talk about entrepreneurship have gendered consequences?

This seminar focuses on the language used to promote entrepreneurship education and its potentially damaging effects. It considers the historical development of language used to describe and promote entrepreneurship, and how students respond to the language used in entrepreneurship course descriptions.

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Free your full human potential - Tor Eneroth
Mar
5
12:00 PM12:00

Free your full human potential - Tor Eneroth

If you believe that people are key to build high performance teams, and curious to know more about how to release our full human potential, you should invest time and come to this Brown Bag Lunch.

Tor Eneroth will give you the basic understanding and some tools for how to visualize the intangible human dynamics at play in a team (their culture) and the key components for how to grow successful team cultures. You will get tips on how to work with both yourself and the team you lead or are part of.

Tor will specifically talk about what he believes you need to think of in small, agile, fast moving, innovative and entrepreneurial teams.

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Starting and growing a software company from scratch with just your own money (or your parent’s)! - Gerhard Guron & Fredrik Einarsson
Feb
26
12:00 PM12:00

Starting and growing a software company from scratch with just your own money (or your parent’s)! - Gerhard Guron & Fredrik Einarsson

Are you thinking of becoming an Entrepreneur? Is it possible to start and grow a great software company without any external capital? And if so, how do you do it? And what are the reasons you should considering it?

Founder of Ongoing Warehouse, Gerhard Guron talks about this and how he and Henrik Ekman started Ongoing Warehouse ten years ago. Fredrik Einarsson who graduated from Chalmers four years ago will also take part and speak about his role as CEO for Ongoing Warehouse and his thoughts about continuing the journey forward.

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Building Trust in Open Innovation Networks - Hans Björkman
Feb
19
12:00 PM12:00

Building Trust in Open Innovation Networks - Hans Björkman

During this talk Hans Björkman will share his experiences from many years of work as a consultant and researcher in open innovation settings. The importance of trust will be discussed, followed by some practical advice and tools related to trust creation. The workshop aims at contributing to practical learning for people involved in many kinds of innovative and entrepreneurial activities.

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Wholehearted, creating integrated leadership - Josefin Lassbo
Jan
29
12:00 PM12:00

Wholehearted, creating integrated leadership - Josefin Lassbo

Greek philosopher Sokrates said: ”The unexamined life is not worth living”, was accused of blasphemy and of corrupting the minds of the innocent. He was sentenced to death. 

The way I see it, we are born as Prima Materia, original and raw matter of creation containing complete potential. Examining yourself is the most advanced form of creativity.

Josefin Lassbo is a price awarded designer, entrepreneur and innovation feedback-giver. She has founded five values based companies. She is also a business mentor and expert on integrated leadership and branding.

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What happens to startups in the end? - Per Hulthén
Jan
22
12:00 PM12:00

What happens to startups in the end? - Per Hulthén

Per Hulthén is a industrial doctoral student at the department of Technology Management and Economics, division of Entrepreneurship & Strategy and an experienced entrepreneur.

Per will share insights from ongoing research into the end outcome of startups in Sweden, Israel and parts of USA. He will also gve advice to entrepreneurs, and other stakeholders, on what to expect if they are successful enough to reach the endgame.

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An Ocean of Opportunity – Exploring new value creation activities for social impac
Dec
11
12:00 PM12:00

An Ocean of Opportunity – Exploring new value creation activities for social impac

In this talk, Robin Teigland, who recently moved from the Stockholm School of Economics to the Division of Entrepreneurship & Strategy as Professor of Management of Digitalization, will present her research and recent activities as a social entrepreneur. Her talk will focus on Peniche Ocean Watch, a digitally-enabled circular economy project based on seabed marine litter that she is co-leading with the goal of rejuvenating an entrepreneurial mindset in coastal communities.

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Lumen Radio -  an entrepreneurial journey that connects Hollywood to sustainable future-proof buildings
Nov
20
12:00 PM12:00

Lumen Radio - an entrepreneurial journey that connects Hollywood to sustainable future-proof buildings

Lumen Radio is a growth company that market and sell low-power and ultra-reliable operating systems, radio modules and products for wireless IoT-applications. Lumen Radio’s CEO Alexander Hellström will during this lunch share the story of how the company has gone from being a niched technology company with an advanced wireless lighting control product for professional lighting to also delivering meshed connectivity solutions for next generation of sustainable buildings. What are the lessons learnt when transforming you company from being a de facto standard in Hollywood while at the same time targeting the much bigger global opportunity of IoT-tech in the smart commercial buildings where you are a nobody?

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Martin Lackéus - The Entrepreneurial University
Oct
23
12:00 PM12:00

Martin Lackéus - The Entrepreneurial University

Martin Lackéus is a researcher in entrepreneurial education at the division of Entrepreneurship and Strategy at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden. He is also a teacher at Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship. Martin also works part-time as an entrepreneur with two IT companies he co-founded – Vehco and Me Analytics. Me Analytics develops the research tool LoopMe.

The deliberate ‘high tension approach’ to designing an entrepreneurial university

Universities aspiring to become more entrepreneurial are required to engage in a constant struggle, as they endeavour to connect and unite all parts of what are often very large organisations, with an end goal which may be unfamiliar to many on the journey. If we therefore accept the term “entrepreneurial university” as something which entails many conflicting priorities, it may go some way to explaining why truly entrepreneurial universities are relatively few in number.

One potential approach to tackling this problem, is to take a deliberately high tension approach, where conflict is seen as a key source of entrepreneurial energy. By merging a university’s educational structures with its commercialisation structures, we get a university version of a Lava Lamp; constantly mixing wax and water through heat from below. This combination of elements that tends to sit uncomfortably together requires constant stirring, preferably guided by an underpinning logic. A candidate logic that could stabilise an entrepreneurial university is the “tandem learning and value creation” logic.

Dr Lackéus will give an overview of the research behind this logic. Practical examples will be given together with hands-on recommendations for how to use the logic to design entrepreneurial universities.

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Frank Piller - Lean start up – the story of Streetscooter/eGo
Sep
4
12:00 PM12:00

Frank Piller - Lean start up – the story of Streetscooter/eGo

Frank Piller a professor of technology and innovation management at RWTH Aachen University, Germany, one of Europe’s leading institutes of technology. At RWTH Aachen, he currently serves as a Vice Dean for Strategy of the School of Business and Economics. Before entering his recent position in Aachen, he worked at the MIT Sloan School of Management (2004-2007) and has been an associate professor of management at TUM School of Management, Technische Universitaet Muenchen.

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