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Hi, I'm Mikel!
I am an Innovation PM at Venture Lab; ecosystem orchestrator and author.
Chemist by training, entrepreneurial in nature, with international experience in open innovation: digital health, pharma, energy, cleantech & mobility. Recognized expertise in bringing eclectic stakeholders and enabling constructive collaboration to a shared outcome. Previously worked for Bayer G4A (Digital Health Start-Up Accelerator) and the Bayer CoLaborator (Biotech Start-Up Incubator) in San Francisco.
Published Author of Today’s Superpower: Building Networks and Co-Author of the academic paper: What Corporates Can Do to Help an Innovation Ecosystem Thrive — and Why They Should Do It
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My mission is to create positive change through networks.
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Get insights on what a Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist (VC), who mentored me in 2020, taught me about how to build relationships. Here is a core principle she uses daily to create business outcomes.
We’re currently in a hybrid world—a mix of the industrial age and the information and knowledge economy. Our new world is fast-changing, unpredictable, and uncertain from one day to the next, and it requires us to use a new behavior.
To create new connections in a network, you first need to know that these relationships can be made. A strong network starts with self-awareness, passion, and curiosity to connect with others.
Today, we live in an age of exponential technologies that drive our world forward. The real change drivers are the individuals who both have ... [read to find out!]
Silicon Valley succeeds as a network of people, that have a specific mindset.
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Today’s Superpower –
7 Mindsets Principles to Thrive in a Fast-Changing World
In this book, you’ll learn about the mindset and principles to adopt to form networks. You’ll hear stories such as…
- How Naveen Jain, a billionaire I met in the Silicon Valley created his own network and success by being bold, challenging the status quo, and adopting a moonshot mindset
- How Gregg Stuar, a UK-based corporate innovator, failed at first and how he pivoted to succeed at launching a new business for his company using the power of networks (bringing a lot of people in to shape the idea).
- My own stories and the experiences I had in Silicon Valley. There I discovered what they are doing that the rest of the world is not doing. They succeed as a network; they work “for Silicon Valley” and not for their own company.
- How a Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist (VC), who mentored me in 2020, build relationships. In the book, I’ll share the core principle she uses everyday to create business outcomes.
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