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Follow the Entrepreneur Investor Summit Malta 2017

Counterintuitively, some of the richest natural systems (e.g. rainforests; reef systems; desert-oasis) are in the harshest, low-nutrient environments. Surviving and thriving requires sophisticated symbiotic yet competitive relationships between ecosystem members to share and recycle limited resources, to find a viable role and to build on each other’s achievements.
Start-up Davids are resource-poor and endangered by many threats. If they “go it alone” very few of them become the Unicorns or achieve rich buy-outs by Goliaths. Less than one percent of start-ups get to the Venture Capital stage, and only one out of ten VC-funded start-ups makes a return high enough to compensate all of those failures.
In such a harsh environment the smart Venture Capital invests in Davids growing up in ecosystems which promise to dramatically boost those economies. Ariadne Capital created the EntrepreneurCountry platform to take the learnings from Silicon Valley start-up ecosystems, and go beyond them:

    1. By welcoming hundreds of thousands of individual citizens to participate as if in a virtual country
    1. By leveraging the Metcalfe’s law network effect of all these Davids and citizens supporting/competing with other Davids and citizens
    1. By providing a mechanism for each participant to build their personal economy
    1. By Goliaths’ sponsoring ecosystems networking, testing their own innovations in the ecosystem, building symbiotic relationships with Davids and even triggering rich exits
    1. The 7th Follow the Entrepreneur Investors’ Summit again brings Investors into an environment where Ecosystem Economics is the catalyst. Which Ecosystems are most promising for European Davids? Which Davids will win big; in which sectors might Goliaths slaughter the Davids, and which Davids will happily get eaten up by hungry Goliaths?

Join our exploration on 10th and 11th July, kicked-off with a Gala Event on 9th July. And for those who wish to profit from the summer joys of Malta, we have a Pre-Summit week of sun-down practical demonstrations of how ecosystems have changed both economics and history!

About Follow the Entrepreneur

Having hosted the Follow The Entrepreneur Investor Summit 6 years at the Four Seasons, Hampshire, UK, Ariadne Capital is bringing this Summit to Malta this  July at the Westin Dragonara to showcase Malta. In a post-Brexit world, we will show that Malta is a very effective post-Brexit base.

This is an opportunity for the leading businesses and investment firms of Malta to contribute to and benefit from the Follow The Entrepreneur Investor Summit Malta 2017.

Due to its legal and fiscal systems, Malta has always been able to enable the running of remote businesses such as shipping. Ariadne Capital is an example of this type of ‘on the ground, but remote impact’ business as we will run its Plug and Play Ecosystem Economics® Investment Platform out of Malta, investing across the EU’s 508 million people.

About Ariadne Capital

Ariadne Capital is an investment firm, founded in London UK in 2000, by Julie Meyer MBE, which builds Ecosystem Economics based firms.

Ariadne Capital has a unique asset of ‘seeing the future’ through our hundred + monthly deal flow, which we aggregate into a vision of how the future will unveil itself. We aggregate the visions of the entrepreneurs we work with into a system-level understanding of how the future will unroll.

Because of the discontinuity that technological change brings, you can’t get to the future from the present linearly or simply. You have to start with a new set of fundamentals, that ‘clean sheet of paper’ that every entrepreneur starts out with. By asking ‘How should this industry work?’, and ‘How do I drive the profitability of the industry not just of my company?

We help design a different view of the world – we work out ways to analyse existing industries and figure out what a new world looks like – we create a future of how an industry may operate – not just by issuing from on high edicts and blueprints, but by creating the conditions and facilitating the co-design and building of this new world, these new industries, the future by the large and small firms, and most importantly by individuals. We call those uber engaged in the co-design: ‘Citizens’. Entrepreneur Country is our platform for bringing Digital David’s and Industrial Giants together to model and deliver future states of their businesses.

Through a platform of strategic investments and events, our mission is to champion Entrepreneurs who have the vision to change the economic value of new and existing markets.

You can read more about Ariadne Capital and Follow the Entrepreneur here.

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