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Artificial Intelligence and the Rumsfeld Test

By: Shomit Ghose | October 31, 2018

“But there are also unknown unknowns – the ones we don’t know we don’t know.” United States Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, February 12, 2002 An artificial intelligence strategy is the corporate equivalent of your spleen: everyone has one, but not everyone understands quite what it will accomplish. There are bold plans afoot everywhere in …

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DTU Startup Fair 2018

By: Julie Seung Hee Rømer | October 22, 2018

A thousand tech-interested attendees participated in DTU Startup Fair that took place 10th of October during High Tech Summit 2018. Entrepreneurs, researchers, investors, students, mentors and many more came together to connect with the entrepreneurship ecosystem at DTU. A recent impact analysis made by IRIS Group shows that DTU has created a special ecosystem that …

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A week in Open Entrepreneurship: an annual meeting, a conference, a bootcamp and a day at DTU

By: Julie Seung Hee Rømer | June 8, 2018

Monday May 28: DTU-UC Berkeley meeting and DNNT annual meeting The air was warm and very humid; the clouds were getting grey and threatening. The people of Copenhagen moved quickly and determined towards their Monday morning destinations. It was a dramatic setting and the kickstart of a busy week for Open Entrepreneurship. University partnership best …

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Iron Man vs Terminator: Jobs in the AI Century

By: Shomit Ghose |

The AI Century The natural selection of economics has relentlessly pushed businesses and societies toward maximum efficiency. It’s the principal force that fuels the start-up business models of today as they redefine and make more efficient the economics of tomorrow. It’s this drive to maximum efficiency that’s given rise to disruptive, AI-driven business models that …

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Go Global early with European funding

By: Rasmus Mørk | March 27, 2018

Entrepreneurs commercializing a technological breakthrough are naturally aiming for the global market, but they should not put off going global until they have a prototype to showcase around the world. The faster the entrepreneur engages with the global value chain, the faster product development will focus on the needs in the value chain, instead of …

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The Red Queen and the Inevitability of the Amazoogle Business Model

By: Shomit Ghose | March 16, 2018

“Well, in our country,” said Alice, still panting a little, “you’d generally get to somewhere else—if you run very fast for a long time, as we’ve been doing.” “A slow sort of country!” said the Queen. “Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If …

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Technology transfer or venture creation?

By: Torsten Kolind | February 28, 2018

“To everyone who shapes technology today” So begins the Copenhagen Letter, signed by over 4,000 entrepreneurs and technologists, including founders of billion-dollar unicorn ventures. We live in an era where technology permeates our daily lives, and everyone plays a role in navigating both pitfalls and momentous opportunities for progress in society. But what about universities? …

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The Key to a Good M&A Outcome for Your Start-up? Getting Started Yesterday!

By: Shomit Ghose | January 29, 2018

Designing Good Exits: It’s Not Just for Architects None of us would feel comfortable in a building where no thought had been given to how to exit the structure. A rushed and panicked egress would be dangerous, and no building has its first brick laid without viable exit paths being designed into its architecture. The …

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Genius is Global: Four Factors to Leverage It

By: Shomit Ghose | November 16, 2017

The World is Flat?  Was Thomas Friedman right?  Perhaps only partially. Just like water, jobs that are commoditized and standardized certainly spread in a flat world, always seeking lowest cost.  Jobs that are high-skill and high-wage, however, tend to agglomerate, creating geographic clusters that become magnets for talent and engines of economic growth.  Silicon Valley …

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