The MBA Is Dead is a new podcast aimed at exploring the worlds of entrepreneurship, innovation, and business incubation. Some episodes will be interviews, some will be more instructional, but all will be fun! Join me, your host, Eric Brotto in this journey through the ever-changing landscape of innovation and technology.
10. Sara Leth, Head of Organisational Development at Nordea Asset Management
Today is an exciting day as we will be recording our 10th episode! And for this special edition, we are hosting Sara Leth, Head of Organisational Development at Nordea Asset Management. Sara could be described as a hybrid between an entrepreneur/ a business developer/ a design thinker and an executive leadership coach. She has spent 5 years working at Startupbootcamp and Rainmaking, two well known organizations focused on innovation. With them, she went all around the world advising startups, corporates and governments, doing stuff like helping startups to build scalable business models and also teaching corporates how to act like entrepreneurs. She is Head Coach with Seth Godin's altMBA, a fascinating program that is much more impactful, in my opinion, then a traditional MBA program. She also has recently launched her new course on visual note-taking. All that while holding a role as Head of Organizational Development at Nordea Asset Management, Europe's leading asset manager.
9. Part II - Fabio Chiaramonte CTO at GymCraft and Chief of Moonshots at Cinque Monti Venture Builder
Today's episode is a bit unique. As a series we haven't completed even 10 episodes yet, and we are already bringing on our first repeat guest!
A few weeks back, we hosted Fabio Chiaramonte, Chief Technology Officer at a startup called GymCraft. Among other stories, he shared with us the crazy events behind the first amount of seed money he raised. It was fascinating stuff, but we also had a time limit and didn't get to hear about his current passion which is his Venture Builder called Cinque Monti. Venture Builders are kind of like startup accelerators, but with a slightly different model, something we will learn about on today's episode!
8. Lu Li, Founder of Blooming Founders, Publisher of Dear Female Founder
Today on our show we are hosting Lu Li, founder of Blooming Founders, an award-winning company that helps early stage entrepreneurs grow their businesses through content and training. Before that , Lu had a career in corporate, launching FMCG products for Procter & Gamble across Western Europe. She also worked on several consulting projects for McKinsey, BMW and T-Mobile. In 2016, Lu published the book Dear Female Founder which contains 66 personal letters of advice written by female entrepreneurs from 20 countries.
7. Fabio Chiaramonte CTO at GymCraft and Chief of Moonshots at Cinque Monti Venture Builder.
Today on our show we are hosting Fabio Chiaramonte Chief Technology Officer at a startup called GymCraft. Among other stories, he's going to share with us the crazy events behind the first amount of seed money he raised. If you know anything about early stage investment, you know that it normally it takes founders months, sometimes years to get their first cash investment. Well, Fabio did it in under 48hours. I kid you not.
Fabio also has the title of Chief of Moonshots at Cinque Monti Venture Builder. For those of you who aren't aware of the term, in tech startups a moonshot is a very very large type of goal for a company. Think inventing the cure for cancer or landing on mars. Stuff that is so incredible that you can't even believe it's possible. That said, it is sure you to be a fascinating conversation, so let's please welcome to the show Mr. Fabio Chiaramonte!
6. Kathleen Fritzsche, cofounder of both Startup Stuttgart and Accelerate Stuttggart. Innovation Manager, Startup Evangelist and aspiring Environmentalist
Today we have on the show Kathleen Fritzsche, who was the cofounder of 2 pivotal organizations in the Stuttgart startup scene: StartUp Stuttgart and Accelerate Stuttgart, the latter being the first privately funded accelerator program ever in that city. More recently Kathleen has worked as an Innovation Consultant for a tech firm based in Berlin, a role which surely provided her with insights on how to bring the wisdom of startup to corporates.
5. Sam Ahmed, Head of Marketing & Communication at Nauta Capital
In today's episode, we are hosting Sam Ahmed, Head of Marketing & Communication at Nauta Capital which is a very well known London based Venture Capital firm. They invest in European B2B software startups from the seed stage all the way up to Series A.
Sam has over 10 years of experience leading marketing & communication initiatives and she's done this at an incubator, startup accelerators and is currently doing this at Nauta Capital. In her day-to-day, she does literally everything from copywriting to press relations to managing relationships with creative agencies to running events, brand development, social media, community building, and web marketing. She literally does it all. At her various positions, she has worked with Europe's most innovative founders, investors, and ecosystem players.