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Startups & Tech Ecosystems in the Czech Republic and Central Europe

January 7, 2019 - 4:30pm to 5:50pm
Hewlett 201 Auditorium (Hewlett Teaching Center, Engineering Campus)

Open to the Public at no charge. Stanford Alumni and Silicon Valley professionals welcome. No Pre-Registration required.

Videos of most sessions are made available via our Youtube Channel by the following Friday of each week.

European Entrepreneurship & Innovation @ Stanford Engineering (ME421)

Session #1 of Stanford's 'European Entrepreneurship 2019' speaker series showcases Prague's leading enterprise software startup and the Czech Republic's emerging tech ecosystem. Backed by Kleiner Perkins, ProductBoard maintains operations teams in Chechia and Silicon Valley, and is an example of world-class excellence in software development and platform deployment that is found today in Central Europe and the Visegrad Region. Our speaker will discuss the path to growth taken by ProductBoard in European and US markets, challenges in managing distributed teams and company cultures, as well as major trends in Central Europe's tech startup community.

The course instructor will introduce the speakers for this Winter Quarter, as well as present an overview of key themes and lessons for AY2019. Open to the Public and All Communities within Stanford.


  • Hubert Palan - Founder & CEO, ProductBoard (Prague | Silicon Valley)
  • Burton Lee - Lecturer, Stanford Engineering (Silicon Valley)


* Website: | Twitter: @Europreneurs

* Speaker Videos – 'Stanford Europreneurs' YouTube Channel 

* 'European Entrepreneurship' LinkedIn Group (23K+ members) 

Mondays 4:30pm - 5:50pm. Stanford Engineering's 'European Entrepreneurship and Innovation' is a weekly speaker series that presents founders, entrepreneurs, CEOs, investors and other leaders from Europe's hitech startup, venture finance, corporate and university communities. 

Sponsored by the Center for Design Research, Dept of Mechanical Engineering

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Design Group, Mechanical Engineering, European Entrepreneurship & Innovation @ Stanford Engineering
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