Posted 2.23.15

Beyond the Walls: Michael Goldberg and Alexis Komselis

Michael Goldberg, visiting assistant professor of Design & Innovation at the Weatherhead School of Management, is off to Greece February 28, 2015 for the TEDxHeraklion session with Alexis Komselis.

Goldberg and Komselis collaborated to launch the massive open online course (MOOC) “Beyond Silicon Valley” in April 2014. Since its launch, the MOOC has attracted more than 41,000 students from 190 countries and was translated in 10 languages. Greek participation was immense and included several meetings scheduled in four major Greek cities throughout the course. The course draws upon Goldberg’s expertise in venture capitalism and teaches participants how to grow entrepreneurship in transitioning economies, endeavors that require the kind of leadership and innovative thinking taught at Weatherhead. "Beyond Silicon Valley: Growing Entrepreneurship in Transitioning Economies" is sponsored by the Burton D. Morgan Foundation and Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management.

On the stage of TEDxHeraklion, Michael Goldberg and Alexis Komselis will meet in order to awaken listeners: Dreaming should not stop, even if living in an economically unstable environment. Anyone can create something in ones place and fight so that the coming generations can have a better future.

For more information about this event, visit TEDxHeraklion.

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