Executive training in Place Management for SISP

March 21-22, Bearing has given an executive training course in place management for the Swedish incubators and science parks organization. The venue was Lindholmen Science Park in Gothenburg. The executive training was attended by the science parks in western Sweden and focused on the importance of place management. During the two-day session, we have had… Continue reading Executive training in Place Management for SISP

In search of a more “Venturesome” Europe

In the search of silver bullets for improving the conversion ratio from ideas into successful commercial innovations, the search normally ends up in conclusions around competence and capital, and more seldom around attitude and culture. We need to educate ourselves in the fine art of competent entrepreneurship, or we need to improve the availability of… Continue reading In search of a more “Venturesome” Europe

“Margin call”

Beginning in 2008, we have an ongoing financial crisis in the world which is the worst of its kind since the Great Depression. The crisis became prominently visible in the autumn 2008 with the failure, merger or nationalization of several large American based financial firms. The global economy suffers from this crises ever since. Yet,… Continue reading “Margin call”

The TicTalk conference 2011

This week, I have taken part in the TicTalk conference in Čakovec in north eastern Croatia. The conference was arranged at the Technology Innovation Centre Međimurje run by Bojan Pecnic and organised by the Regional Development Agency REDEA. The conference main topics were innovative development and good examples for Technology and Innovation Centres, and I… Continue reading The TicTalk conference 2011

It’s The Angels’ Time

That was the theme a few days back at 2010 Angel Capital Association Summit in San Francisco and the title of the speech by angel investor and blogger Basil Peters, who asserted that VCs are essentially dinosaurs saddled with too-big funds at a time when entrepreneurs can create companies cheaply and quickly, sometimes over a weekend. What… Continue reading It’s The Angels’ Time

Banking Outlook Africa 2009

During three days (6th to 10th of July) Terrapin arranged the annual Banking Outlook Africa conference in Johannesburg, South Africa. Bearing was there, represented by Richard Shaw, Lars Egstam and Jörgen Eriksson. The venue was the impressive Sandton Convention Center. The conference was a high level event with many CEO´s of African Banks attending. This… Continue reading Banking Outlook Africa 2009