ABC Accelerator is hosting Jeff Burton, one of the founders of Electronic Arts, the leading games distributer in the world, currently valued more than 5 billion $, employing 8.400 people.
Jeff is, among other things, the former Executive Director of the SkyDeck accelerator from Berkeley. He has also developed international markets for Atari. Currently, he is working on a “stealth project” in the valley – we’ll keep hearing great things about him in the future, too!
Jeff believes that technology and the unifying strength of multicultural exchange in the pursuit of problem solving and business growth can lead to profound economic, social, and global benefits. He is a long-term personal network builder in Europe and Silicon Valley over the past 35 years resulting in strong, enduring professional relationships. Even though his professional life has been nothing but success so far, he is the type of guy that always takes time for others. In his 45 minute introduction you will be able to participate in the one on one conversation with Aleš Pustovrh, ABC accelerator’s Co-founder and Program Manager.
Don´t leave too soon because after the official part of the event there will be an opportunity for networking with him.
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“It might be all the cocky people that believe they have certain possibilities, ambitions and mindset. People that are not too cautious about obstacles because they see further. Others may call them “arrogant”, but in fact, it is a necessary component to be able to start a company. You have to believe in your knowledge or capabilities just because everybody else will say you are going to fail. The same attitude works for years — I saw this attitude 30 years ago and I see it now. As an entrepreneur, you have to have a vision you are able to express. You can evoke in people sense of curiosity, dream… a smile. A lot of good designs just make you smile. In 1983 there were no internet, but we believed the computer had the ability to provide its user with emotions. We wanted to create that and we believed in it.” - Jeff Burton.