StartSmart Greece 2015: Morning Sessions
Chris Shipley, Executive Producer, SOLVE, MIT Technology Review
“Save the World and Get Rich”
Building a startup, regardless of the target market or customer, is crazy hard work. Chris Shipley has evaluated business pitches from more than 1,000 companies during her tenure in Silicon Valley. In StartSmart’s opening session, she poses the question: “if you’re going to put in the time and effort to launch a business; why not work on something that matters? Why not tackle the tough problems that will have an impact?”
This keynote examines the role of the entrepreneur and what it means to do something that matters, at a time when turning a quick profit often trumps vision, value and meaning. Is it possible to do good and get rich? Can we do better than World of Warcraft and the latest dating app? Consider the possibility.