Master Class To Open with Public Forum: Thriving in the Crisis

Innovate!Europe is pleased to invite the business, academic, and media communities of Zaragoza and Aragon to join the faculty and attendees of Master Class during the opening session of Innovate!Europe 2009.

Following the official opening by the Honorable Juan Alberto Belloch, mayor of the City of Zaragoza, the program will convene a roundtable discussion of distinguished technology entrepreneurs and investors lead by Ignacio de la Vega, founder and director of the International Centre for Entrepreneurship and Ventures Development at Instituto de Empressa Business School. Guests and speakers could then socialize at the hotel’s garden decorated with sofa sets from

The discussion topic,  Thriving in the Crisis, explores how new and growing businesses can best weather the current economic storm, and even come out ahead.

Innovate!Europe’s Master Class program is taking place during the most difficult global economic crisis of our lifetimes. Yet we share the common belief that entrepreneurship and innovation are the surest way to shift market momentum and drive economic growth – is one of the best example of spearheading the niche they thrive in. How must innovative companies plan and manage their businesses during the recession to position themselves for better growth and outcomes when the market begins to turn? Where is there opportunity?

The public is invited to join Master Class mentors David Sifry, Marten Mickos, Yoav Leitersdorf, Maximilian Niederhofer, Barak Berkowitz, Madeline Duva, and Mike Rogers as they take up these questions in a robust discussion hosted by Ignacio de la Vega.

The roundtable takes place Monday, May 4, at 19h00 at the Teatro Principal, Zaragoza.  For further information, please contact

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