Comment Neelie (Kroes)

Making speeches talk

Comment Neelie
[...] I've had three goals. First, to give recognition. Europe doesn't have a Silicon Valley and it doesn't need one. But we have so many great ideas, so many talented people, so many parts of Europe that bring that together. It's time we shared and celebrated that success – it's time to make startups visible. It's time people understood why we need innovators – for parents, professors, policy-makers. It's time we understood that failure isn't a black spot on your career – it's a sign that you were innovating.