Corporate Day
10 July 2019

Corporate Day

On July 10, the last day of the Startup Executive Academy, Silicon Castles is hosting an event for executives of corporations and venture capital firms, business angels, members of universities and government organizations. You will have the opportunity to:

  • Attend top class lectures from Prof. Dr. Baba Shiv and other faculty members
  • Meet selected startups at the Startup Stage and discuss their businesses with them
  • Attend the keynote presentation, further details to be announced in the near future

The Corporate Day takes place at the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, just a few metres away from the Castle of Urstein.

  • 09:30 Registration Start
  • 10:00 Introduction to Innovation Strategy
  • 11:20 How does Silicon Valley think?
  • 12:20 Lunch Buffet
  • 13:30 Startup Presentations
  • 16:30 Key Note and Q&A
  • 18:30 Drinks - End

Startup Stage

Startup Stage

On the Startup Stage selected startups from 2017, 2018 and 2019 will be presenting their technologies, products and services in the University of Applied Sciences. This is a great opportunity to meet startup executives from many countries in Europe and other continents to get to know great talents and to explore unique technologies and business models.

Key Note

“European Diamonds – the next wave for global innovation and growth”

Jeff Burton

Jeff Burton, co-founder of Electronic Arts and serial American startup entrepreneur who is living six months per year in Europe has a passion for European innovation and startups. Jeff sees huge opportunities for European tech startups to be the next wave for global innovation and growth with new technologies if they learn how to strategically go-to-market, define clear goals and gain confidence to conquer the world.
He will talk about his amazing tech career since the early 80s at Atari and Electronic Arts, his learnings, major high and low lights as a startup entrepreneur and will then explain the unique base European founders have today to accelerate their businesses worldwide. He is engaging with European business over four decades and has built up a unique experience and great friendship with Europe.
Jeff understands Europa and is constantly looking for European Diamonds which have a unique business idea, developed a cutting-edge technology and work as a great international team. Jeff Burton and Andreas Spechtler from Silicon Castles share the same thoughts and work together to establish European Diamonds in the global tech business arena.
Jeff is board member of several European startups, a co-founder of HolodeckVR in Munich, and is a major advisor to BitDegree and other companies currently engaged with new technologies. Also, he is a Partner/Associate at the Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies. Furthermore he served as Executive Director at Skydeck Berkeley, the University’s only cross-discipline startup accelerator. In addition to being Head of Global Programs for Startup Division by Civittá in Vilnius, Lithuania, he recently became a member of the Board of Advisors for Startup Europe under the European Commission in Brussels.
Jeff Burton obtained his undergraduate education and MBA at Stanford University and has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for the past 50 years.

Application form Corporate Day