Unlocking Canary Islands’ Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

May – June 2018

If you’re an entrepreneur, university student, investor, government official, business executive or foundation representative committed to Canary Islands’ development, join us in creating Canary Islands’ very own “Silicon Valley”.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Beyond Silicon Valley: Canary Islands is a two month program consisting of workshops, conferences and a university cohort designed to improve, stimulate and connect Canarias’ entrepreneurship ecosystem with the rest of the world via our Fulbright Specialist Michael Goldberg.

Thanks to the Fulbright Scholarship: “Canary Islands: Building remote entrepreneurial ecosystems” awarded to Emerge, renown professor and investor Michael Goldberg will be providing his insight and connecting the different stakeholders of our entrepreneurial community throughout the events in the month of June.

Michael E. Goldberg is a venture capitalist, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship in the Department of Design and Innovation at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University and international business leader whose teaching is focused on the fields of entrepreneurship and early stage finance.

Goldberg’s created the massive online course (MOOC) called “Beyond Silicon Valley: Growing Entrepreneurship in Transitioning Economies” that has attracted over 136,000 students from 190 countries with subtitles in 16 languages.

Inc.com named Beyond Silicon Valley one of the top online classes and Goldberg has spoke about the impact of his MOOC at TEDxHeraklion and TEDxFulbright. He has appeared as a frequent guest panelist on MSNBC’s “Your Business” and written on international entrepreneurship for CNBC, Entrepreneur.com and The Huffington Post.

Goldberg has deep experience teaching entrepreneurship in international markets and was awarded a Fulbright fellowship in 2012 to teach entrepreneurship at the National Economics University in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Goldberg earned a BA from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, MA in International Relations from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University and MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

More recently, Michael published the book “Beyond Silicon Valley: How One Online Course Helped Support Global Entrepreneurs” which profiles 20 people who have supported entrepreneurship in communities around the world that face unique challenges unheard of in Silicon Valley—challenges like economic hardship, political strife, corruption or a cultural aversion to risk-taking.

SCHEDULE

Encuentros Tecnológicos

Encuentros Tecnológicos

Location: Palet Express Cajasiete

Time: 13:30-15h

Program Commencement Press Conference

On this press conference, we will announce the schedule of activities alongside our collaborating partners: Comisión Fulbright-España, ULPGC, ULL, Gobierno de Canarias, Cajasiete.

Location: to be determined

Time: 12:15-13:15h

Hackathon Weekend

Details to be announced

Location: to be determined

Time: to be determined

Protoatlantic

Theme: Innovation in the marine environment.

Location: Palet Express Cajasiete

Time: 9-14h

Startup Ecosystems as New Sources of Growth and Jobs

Presentation by Victor Mulas from Disruptive Technology Initiative Core Team, President Office at World Bank Group. Discussant: Michael Goldberg.

Location: to be announced

Time: 12:45-14:30h

Entrepreneurship and Innovation: The Role of Philanthropy Donors

Details to be announced

Location: to be announced

Time: to be announced

Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Development

Second international conference regarding the role that entrepreneurship and innovation plays in emerging countries. Michael Goldberg presents his new book "Beyond Silicon Valley". With the participation of Larisa Bowen-Dodoo (Levers in Heels), Pablo Santaeufemia (Bridge for Billions), Cristina Manzano (Esglobal), Borga Monreal (Sic4change.org), and Navin Khemlani (International Business Council), Peres Center for Peace and Innovation, among others.

Location: Casa Africa

Time: 17-20:30h

Encuentros Tecnológicos

Location: Sociedad de Promoción Económica de Gran Canaria - SPEGC, Av. de la Feria, 1, 35012 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas

Time: 13-14:30h

Program Closing & Conclusions

On this event, we will conclude the program and receive Michael Goldberg's preliminary conclusions and report on "Beyond Silicon Valley, Canary Islands: Building Remote Entrepreneurial Ecosystems.

Location: Presidencia del Gobierno de Canarias

Time: To be determined

Encuentros Tecnológicos

Location: Palet Express Cajasiete
Time: 13:30-15h

Program Commencement Press Conference

On this press conference we will announce the schedule of activities alongside our collaborating partners: Comisión Fulbright-España, ULPGC, ULL, Gobierno de Canarias, Cajasiete.
Location: to be determined
Time: 12:15-13:15h

Encuentro con Emprendedores

Location: to be determined
Time: to be determined

Hackathon Weekend

Details to be announced
Location: Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Time: to be determined

Protoatlantic

Theme: Innovation in the marine environment.
Location: Palet Express Cajasiete
Time: 9-14h

Startup Ecosystems as New Sources of Growth and Jobs

Presentation by Victor Mulas from Disruptive Technology Initiative Core Team, President Office at World Bank Group. Discussant: Michael Goldberg.
Location: to be announced
Time: 12:45-14:30h

“The challenges of integrating SMEs in the Entrepreneurial Discovery Process”

Location: JRC Seville, Edificio Expo, Calle Inca Garcilaso, 3, 41092 Sevilla

Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Development

Second international conference regarding the role that entrepreneurship and innovation plays in emerging countries. Michael Goldberg presents his new book “Beyond Silicon Valley”. With the participation of Larisa Bowen-Dodoo (Levers in Heels), Pablo Santaeufemia (Bridge for Billions), Cristina Manzano (Esglobal), Borja Monreal (Sic4change.org), and Navin Khemlani (International Business Council), among others.

Location: Casa Africa

Time: 17-20:30h

Encuentros Tecnológicos

Presentation of technology projects.

Location: Sociedad de Promoción Económica de Gran Canaria – SPEGC, Av. de la Feria, 1, 35012 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas

Time: 13-14:30h

Program Closing & Conclusions

On this event we will conclude the program and receive Michael
Goldberg’s preliminary conclusions and report on “Beyond Silicon
Valley, Canary Islands: Building Remote Entrepreneurial Ecosystems.
Location: Presidencia del Gobierno de Canarias
Time: To be determined

PARTNERS

Building Canary Islands’ entrepreneurial ecosystem is made possible with the collaboration of all partner in the ecosystem.

BEYOND SILLICON VALLEY COHORT

“The Canary Islands is a unique area to focus on for entrepreneurial growth, as it’s remoteness makes it especially dependent on the knowledge economy. This course provides lessons and experiences that can be applied to our innovation ecosystem.”

— Moises Dario Santana Quintana,
Managing Director.

ABOUT THE COHORT

Beyond Silicon Valley Cohort is a unique opportunity for university
entrepreneurs to learn how to leverage local resources, as Silicon Valley
does, in order to empower the growth of their startups, and in effect amplify
the entire ecosystem.

They will be taught directly by Michael Goldberg through the MOOC and
various master classes in the month of May and June 2018. Most importantly
Cohort students will have the chance to attend ALL Beyond Silicon Valley
events, even closed door ones.

This will open the door for students to personally meet the different
stakeholders that make up the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Canary Islands.

COHORT PROGRAM

    • Sign up for the MOOC Beyond Silicon Valley course. We will base all of our discussions based on this course.
    • Get ready for a video conference session and live masterclass with Professor Michael Goldberg.
    • Attend cohort discussions at Palet Express Cajasiete.
    • Attend VIP Beyond Silicon Valley Events in June.
    • Receive a Certificate of Completion stamped by the Fulbright Committee

Time Investment: average of 3 hours a week.

WHO SHOULD JOIN?

If you’re an individual that’s pursuing
entrepreneurship, or if you already have
a startup or innovative project,
this program is for you.

It’s the best opportunity to get to know the
entrepreneurial community and leverage it’s power.

HOW TO APPLY?

Those seeking to apply to the cohort should prepare the following:

Curriculum Vitae or Small Bio
Pitch deck or PDF of your startup project (if you have one).
Write a paragraph explaining why you would like to be a part of the Beyond Silicon Valley Cohort.

One you have this information ready, click on the “Submit Application” button below and directly upload and write your application in the pop up window.

CONTACT US

Have any questions?

Drop us a line!

928 13 18 14

oriana@asociacionemerge.com

Avenida Alcalde José Ramírez Bethencourt, 17 – 35004 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria