Dr. Melanie Rieback is the CEO/Co-founder of Radically Open Security and former Asst Professor of Computer Science at VU. Melanie was named 2010 ICT Professional of the Year (Finalist) by WomeninIT, one of the 400 most successful women in the Netherlands by Viva Magazine (Viva400) in 2010 and 2017, one of the fifty most inspiring women in tech (Inspiring Fifty Netherlands) in 2016 and 2017, and the Most Innovative IT Leader by CIO Magazine NL (TIM Award) in 2017. Her company, Radically Open Security was also named the 50th Most Innovative SME by the Dutch Chamber of Commerce in 2016.Back to speakers list
Rethinking Startup Incubation
Business education is broken. 90% of (tech) startups fail, our role models (Facebook, AirBNB, Spotify, etc..) cause collateral damage, and unicorns (WeWork, Uber, etc..) don't need a business model. Incubators face a financial conflict of interest. What went wrong with the Startup Ecosystem? How can we reinvent it? This talk will examine the hand-me-downs from Silicon Valley, and offer an alternative model.