Innovation is dear to my heart. It is the ART of technology. Creativity at its best – and when done right useful for millions of people. Most importantly it is the CORE ENGINE of any economy. There is a direct correlation between innovation & entrepreneurship on one side and prosperity on the other side. Highly innovative nations are the most prosper in the world. I founded the World Innovations Forum to contribute to the development of innovation and entrepreneurship in all nations, creating independent, self propelled economies.
Being an entrepreneur almost all my business live and coming from an entrepreneurs family, I can’t help support other entrepreneurs as good as possible. After my wife and I decided to no longer run businesses ourselves, we decided to help others build their companies.
We started the San Francisco Accelerator in 2014 in San Francisco and ran six badges so far. Since the beginning we have been blessed with a 50% success rate, measured by external follow on funding of our portfolio companies. We are very proud of the companies we worked with and realize that the otherwise high failure rate of entrepreneurs can be reduced.
While millions of people constantly fight change, as they fear they get crushed in those changes, all I ever experienced has been amazing enhancements and a great evolution of the human mind. When I look into the future I envision changes that are even grander than anything I’ve experienced before. Yet again, I envision quantum leaps in terms of our life style, advancing humanity intellectually, mainly by learning from what we learned from building AI and the respect for our planet.
By people close to me, I’m known for predicting the development of technology and the correlating social evolution pretty well. My new book “Eliminating Work” will provide some scenarios and some possible development for the next 25 to 50 years, as ‘WORK’ will most likely change very differently than ever before.