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William Stevens started his career at the European Venture Capital Association (now Invest Europe), as Secretary General at the age of 25. He steered this influential association towards a successful growth path and initiated numerous projects, including the launch of EASDAQ, the European Nasdaq-styled tech equity market. After a brief tenure as an investment banker, William founded Europe Unlimited taking also the responsibility for Tech Tour, to create a much-needed European hub for rapidly growing technology entrepreneurs and investors. Today, in its 25th anniversary year, Tech Tour brings together over 1,000+ selected tech companies with Europe’s 1,000 most active investors and corporate partners across 25 invitation-only Programmes covering all of Europe and all tech sectors including digital, health and sustainability. We believe that tech entrepreneurship is a main driver to foster a more equitable and sustainable world and society.
Rick Salmon is an entrepreneur, executive coach and public speaker. In 2009, he was recognized as one of the winners of the renowned EEVC European Venture Contest due to his significant expertise as a serial entrepreneur. He co-founded three successful technology companies over the course of his career: BlueSky Software, which was subsequently renamed eHelp and acquired by Adobe, Scala Inc., the current global leader in digital signage, and RPR Technologies. In 2016, he incorporated The Technologies of Influence AS, Oslo, a startup that utilises artificial intelligence and scientific measurement of human behaviour traits as tools for coaching entrepreneurs and executives, enabling them to have a greater impact and influence while presenting and pitching.
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