Leaders of a Sustainable Future! – 2009

Young Enterprise Alumni Conference 2009

I did some voluntary work in the planning process of the 6th annual European Young Enterprise Alumni Leadership conference, and by that automatically qualified myself for the conference.

The 60 most engaged JA-YE Alumni’s from across Europe were gathers in Copenhagen for 5 days of non-stop horizontal expanding activities. Everyday doing the conference the base for knowledge were shifting and Danish companies were hosting the activities. Of locations can be mentioned: COWI, Novo Nordisk, Copenhagen Business School (CBS) and Experimentarium.

The conference had the theme of sustainability, and the following keynote speakers were pushing the limit of sustainable understanding: Martin Pedersen – COWI, Tim Vang – MyC4, Brynhild Vinskel – JA-YE Alumni Europe, Penny Perry – JA-YE, Morten Feld – Novo Nordisk, Skip Bowman – Conmoto A/S, Jesper Vej – Copenhagen University College of Engineering, Peter Schliemann – Green IT, Ministry of Science and Technology of Denmark, Lasse Lorentzen – Innovative Reflections, Espen Sivertsen – Kaouspilot, Tine Tygesen – Managing Director Venture Cup, and Nynne Christiansen – Experimentarium.

Especially Tim Vang from MyC4 challenged all participants and myself included. MyC4 is an online marketplace that connects people from all over the world with African entrepreneurs, who lack capital to develop their businesses. With the internet as a platform, MyC4 bridges the gap between people with needs and people with means. Tim Vang was in general talking about the concept of social entrepreneurship, and how companies should do something to change the world for the better, while making a profit.

The conference helped me expand and strengthen my network, while I expanded my horizon concerning sustainable leadership and business development in general.

Read the full documentation of the conference here

Young Enterprise Alumni Conference 2009
Young Enterprise Alumni Conference 2009

Nice Inside Milan 2008

Nice Inside Milan 2008

I applied for an opening spot at the European Young Enterprise Alumni yearly Leadership conference in Milan, and got the seat for this life changing event. The European Young Enterprise Alumni network is large network of former Young Enterprise participants from all over Europe.

Nice Inside was hosted by the Italians in the Alumni Network and was located in the beautiful surroundings of Milan. Nice Inside was a leadership conference with a lot of experimental seminars with Italian professors in different subject. The purpose of the conference was to deliver a final cut promotion video for the European Young Enterprise Alumni network. I volunteered for being a part of the management group that were to manage three different groups and make them work together on the final product. The mission succeeded.

The event taught me a lot of project management, and introduced me to the subject of “NETWORKING”.

It was a life changing experience.