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.
These are just some examples of my recent speaking engagements:
+ Business Innovation Observatory, 2015, Brussels
+ Marketplace lending in Lithuania, 2015, Vilnius
+ Global Entrepreneurship Congress, 2015, Milan
+ European Summit on Innovation for Active & Healthy Aging, 2015, Brussels
+ P2P Financial Systems, 2015, Frankfurt
+ European Parliament, 2015, Brussels
+ ACCA President Debate, 2014, Brussels
+ EVPA Annual Conference, 2014, Berlin
+ ECMI Annual Conference, 2014, Brussels
+ SME Week 2014: Business Incubation to Crowdfunding, 2014, Malta
+ LET’S 2014, 29 September, 2014, Bologna
+ DIGILE Business Forum, 2014, Helsinki
+ Federation of European Securities Exchanges Convention, 2014, Zurich
+ Global Entrepreneurship Congress, 2014, Moscow
+ Midis de la finance inclusive – Crowdfunding, 2014, Luxembourg
+ 131th Annual Congress of the Germany Society for Surgery, 2014, Berlin
+ Economy and Change, Austrian Ministry of Economics, 2014, Vienna
+ EuroFinUse International Conference, 2013, Vienna
+ EUROCHAMBRES Economic Forum, 2013, Istanbul
+ 6th Convergences World Forum, 2013, Paris
+ World Investment Conference Europe 2013, Strasbourg
+ Crowdfunding: Untapping its potential, DG MARKT, 2013, Brussels
These are just some examples of my recent press interviews or publications:
+ Digital investment for digital businessess, European Voice, 2015 (interview)
+ Crowdfunding in the EU: “still a niche market”, Inventures (interview)
+ ECN Review of Crowdfunding Regulation 2014, Brussels (editor)
+ Finance participative: les apprentis banquiers sont à la fête, Le Monde, 2014 (interview)
+ Crowdfunding supporting ‘innovative’ business ideas, The Parliament, 2014 (author)
+ Crowdfunding today and tomorrow. DIGIpuhetta, Radio Rapu, 2014 (interview)
+ Future Finance: Is your business a crowd pleaser?. CNN, 2014 (TV interview)
+ Bruxelles veut encadrer le «crowdfunding». L’AGEFI, 2014 (interview)
+ Der Hype um Crowdfunding. Forum Nachhaltiges Wirtschaften, 2014 (interview)
+ Crowdfunding catching on with European filmmakers. Variety, 2014 (interview)
+ Crowdfunding Guide for Media Professionals. Brussels 2014 (author)
+ Crowdfunding for Impact in Europe and the USA. San Francisco 2013 (author)
+ Regulation of Crowdfunding 2013. Brussels 2013 (editor)
+ Review of crowdfunding for development initiatives. London 2013 (author)
+ Targeting European job growth. Euronews, 2014 (TV interview)
+ Financing for the Future. Euronews, 2014 (TV interview)
+ A Framework for European Crowdfunding. Hamburg 2012 (author)
+ A Quick Guide to Venture Capital. Wall Street Journal Europe, 2010 (author)
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, Founder and Executive Director | European Crowdfunding Stakeholder Forum at the European Commission, Brussels, Member | Förderkreis Gründungs-Forschung e.V. (FGF), Advisory Board Member | InnoHub, Hamburg, Mentor
|| Past : European Crowdfunding Network, Brussels – Chairman of the Board | 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