Lawrence Wright's public talk "„Fail Faster: A new definition for failure, and why failing faster equals success”
On 28th of October Lawrence Wright will give a public talk in Mektory.
Topic: „Fail Faster: A new definition for failure, and why failing faster equals success”
Where: Mektory, ruum 108, 11.00-12.00
Everybody is welcome!
More information about Lawrence Wright:
Lawrence Wright is a serial entrepreneur, occasional business angel investor, mentor, with deep experience in Eastern Europe. With 5 startups under his belt, Lawrence is passionate about innovating new ways to help startups and investors achieve success.
Lawrence’s rich background has centered on leadership in hi-tech and innovation. As a country manager for a Fortune 300 IT and systems integration company in the ‘90s, he grew the subsidiary and successfully sold it in 2000.
As a State Department appointee to lead a $1 billion S&T fund with 25,000 scientists/engineers at over 500 research institutes, he forged new international initiatives to successfully commercialize more than a dozen innovative technologies. As a serial entrepreneur and investor in early stage startups, he led several to successful capital raises (>$15M), launches, and delivered fast and early results. Additionally, he supported several other startups to raise venture capital.
As the first endowed Chair (Dmitry Zimin Chair for Entrepreneurial Leadership) and professor of practice at Russia’s top business school, he pushed the boundaries of entrepreneurship education, and demonstrated that fusing practical education with acceleration methods can deliver amazing results (>30% of graduates startups are successful). Lawrence spun Startup Academy out of Skolkovo and created GVA LaunchGurus (part of the Global Venture Alliance) in February 2014. Startup Academy (now called GVAccelerator) is the most successful acceleration program in the region. The program has generated 185 startups to date.
Lawrence is also a director of the GVA LaunchGurus Seed Fund investing in early stages startups.
Lawrence has a B. A. in political science and Russian studies, and an M. A. in international commerce. He speaks Russian fluently, is married and has two children.