I help to develop meaningful and enduring solutions to meet ever changing requirements or unexplored market potential, focused on supporting operational and project management, sales and marketing and fundraising efforts.
I can advise you on how to open up space for public argumentation and question the way European public opinion and policy is administered. I can also help you understand how to benefit from public co-funding opportunities.
I mentor during startup and restructuring with regard to operation, strategy and business development. I also design and run collaborative workshops on aspects around alternative funding of innovation, including crowdfunding.
Since 2006 I work as a hands-on strategic consultant, public affairs adviser and mentor with innovative businesses and organisations. I am a frequent speaker at conference on entrepreneurship, collaborative economy and alternative funding.
I started my career in the early 1990s in the publishing industry with companies such as a subsidiary of Deutscher Fachverlag, Euromoney Institutional Investor and the European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association. I hold Masters degrees from Solvay Business School (Université Libre Bruxelles) and from the University of Hamburg and studied at SEESS (University College London) in London.
|| Current : European Crowdfunding Network, Brussels, Executive Director and Founder | Lendery, London, Co-founder | Slingshot Return, Hamburg, Co-Founder | European Crowdfunding Stakeholder Forum at the European Commission, Brussels, Member | Förderkreis Gründungs-Forschung e.V. (FGF), Advisory Board Member | FutureMediaLab, Brussels, Advisor | InnoHub, Hamburg, Mentor
|| Past : CF50 – Crowdfunding Think Tank, New York, Executive Board member | OpenForum Europe, Brussels, Head of Office | Aflatoun, Amsterdam, Director of Services | Europe Unlimited, Brussels, COO and Director of the Non-Executive Board | Accion International, Washington DC, Consultant | Microfinance Information Exchange, Washington DC, Marketing Manager | and many more ( … )
Innovation, Enterpreneurship, Intrapreneurship, Social Impact, Alternative Finance.
Oliver Gajda e.K.
Tel +49 176 4928 1117