HomeOther StuffAlex Osterwalder, CEO Strategyzer, will speak at this year's EU-Startups Summit!

Alex Osterwalder, CEO Strategyzer, will speak at this year’s EU-Startups Summit!

On April 20-21, 2023, we will be welcoming you again to our annual EU-Startups Summit in Barcelona! This year, the event will be bigger and better than ever before and we’ll have lots of exciting speakers, panel discussions, networking activities, pitch competitions and much more. The EU-Startups Summit will gather about 2000 founders, startup enthusiasts and investors for two days of networking, inspiration and learning!

Next up in our inspirational speaker lineup, we’re very happy to share that Alex Osterwalder, the CEO of Strategyzer and Visiting Professor of IMD Business School, will join us! Alex will give a fascinating keynote about the ‘Beyond Lean Startup Theater’, going from ideology to real profession.

Alex is best known for being the inventor of the Business Model Canvas. He’s a book author, CEO of Strategizer and one of the world’s most influential strategy and innovation experts. The Lean Startup methodology has transformed the way we approach entrepreneurship and innovation. It has helped a generation of entrepreneurs experiment, iterate, and progress from ideas to real profits. It’s a concept, created by Alex alongside Steve Blank, Eric Ries and Yves Pigneur, that began two decades ago and has since evolved into a profession.

During his keynote, Alex will explore the systematic approach to testing business ideas and you’ll discover how many people still practice an outdated version of the methodology. He will highlight how to go beyond Lean Startup theater to define your hypotheses, conduct experiment sequences, report progress, and systematically measure the reduction of risk and uncertainty.

Founded in 2010, Strategyzer is a firm with the aim of unlocking people’s potential to create value for themselves, organizations and society. Alex is the CEO of the impact-led company, creating a global standard and platform for universal business challenges and encouraging transformative mindset shifts.

Alex’s talk already has our curiosity piqued, and we can’t wait to learn more from him. Make sure you’re there to join us by securing your ticket now.

In the meantime, to learn more about the event, and the other wonderful speakers taking part, check out our dedicated event page, and enjoy the video below, which will give you some insights into what’s to come.

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Patricia Allen
Patricia Allen
is the Head of Content at EU-Startups. With a background in politics, Patricia has a real passion for how shared ideas across communities and cultures can bring new initiatives and innovations for the future. She spends her time bringing you the latest news and updates of startups across Europe, and curating our social media.

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