Interesting Stuff I

These posts will come back regularly, and give a short summary of interesting stuff I’ve encountered on the net or in real life.

To start off with, 3 movies about motivation, connecting and entrepreneurship:

RSA Animate – Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us
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Ze Frank on connecting with people
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Entrepreneurs can change the world!

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Furthermore, for people interested in economies of the future, I’ve read this great article about the future of the battery

Detroit was one of the 4 major cities of the USA years ago, but ‘recently’ (past 10-20 years) over a million residents have left this city of car-manufactureres. In almost every publication detroit is pictured as a ghost city, with no hope for any improvement in the near future. But is this really true? Nobody less then Johnny Knoxvill checks out this great city of opportunities in a magnificent documentary.

That’s it for this week, more next week!

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My Blog

In this blog I will be documenting my experiences during my internship at the Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City, Missouri, USA.

I’ll take part in the Globals Scholarship Program, a program aimed at creating new successful entrepreneurs. During the first 5 weeks of this scholarship I’ll be following workshops, meetings, lectures and I’ll visit several companies in the Kansas City region.

This is followed by a 3 week period of travel to MIT, Stanford, Harvard and Silicon Valley. The exact planning isn’t available yet.

Then I’ll follow a 12 week internship at a company somewhere in the US. Which company this might be is still unknown, but possibly Deka research (Dean Kamen) or SoftVu (Tim Donnely), but lets not get ahead of ourselfs here.

This scholarship program is than finished with a final week in Kansas City, where the whole group shares their experiences.

After the internship I’m planning to use the visa’s ‘grace period’ to travel in the VS.

So a first and very short description of the program and my activities next half year.

Erik