I was delighted to be invited to Brussels by the Lisbon Council to talk SMEs and technology and their expert roundtable. What was the main lesson I took away? Crowdsourcing…. Could this be the answer for digital economy entrepreneurs struggling to persuade a cautious and risk-averse financial community of the viability of their strange-fangled business plans? Certainly. Is the regulatory environment geared up for this? Absolutely not…..
Thanks to the fabulous Ann Mettler and Paul Hofheinz for bringing me to Brussels to talk about a few insights from the Centre for London Tech city research project.