Disrupt Development

Episode 2: Post-Growth Entrepreneurship

April 28, 2020 Alexander Medik Season 1 Episode 2
Disrupt Development
Episode 2: Post-Growth Entrepreneurship
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Disrupt Development
Episode 2: Post-Growth Entrepreneurship
Apr 28, 2020 Season 1 Episode 2
Alexander Medik

Our economies and companies are addicted to exponential growth. But is this good for our planet and our society? In recent years social entrepreneurship claims to offer an alternative - but something still doesn't feel right. As the founder of the world's first Post-Growth company Melanie Rieback’s talk will combine her practical experience building "nonprofit businesses" with the macroeconomic theory of "post-growth" economists like Tim Jackson  and Kate Raworth. This talk will question everything that you know about entrepreneurship, business models and sustainability within Development Cooperation. Can you go back to "business as usual" again?

Dr. Melanie Rieback is the CEO/Co-founder of Radically Open Security, the world’s first post-growth business and Non Profit Ventures, the world's first incubator for not-for-profit startups. She is a former Assistant Professor of Computer Scienceceat the Free University of Amsterdam (VU) and was named one of the 400 most successful women in the Netherlands by Viva Magazine (Viva400) in 2010 and 2017, one of the fifty most  inspiring women in tech (Inspiring Fifty Netherlands) in 2016, 2017, and  2019.  She was  also called the Most Innovative IT Leader by CIO Magazine NL (TIM  Award) in 2017, and one of the 9 Most Innovative Women in the European  Union (EU Women Innovators Prize) in 2019. 

Show Notes

Our economies and companies are addicted to exponential growth. But is this good for our planet and our society? In recent years social entrepreneurship claims to offer an alternative - but something still doesn't feel right. As the founder of the world's first Post-Growth company Melanie Rieback’s talk will combine her practical experience building "nonprofit businesses" with the macroeconomic theory of "post-growth" economists like Tim Jackson  and Kate Raworth. This talk will question everything that you know about entrepreneurship, business models and sustainability within Development Cooperation. Can you go back to "business as usual" again?

Dr. Melanie Rieback is the CEO/Co-founder of Radically Open Security, the world’s first post-growth business and Non Profit Ventures, the world's first incubator for not-for-profit startups. She is a former Assistant Professor of Computer Scienceceat the Free University of Amsterdam (VU) and was named one of the 400 most successful women in the Netherlands by Viva Magazine (Viva400) in 2010 and 2017, one of the fifty most  inspiring women in tech (Inspiring Fifty Netherlands) in 2016, 2017, and  2019.  She was  also called the Most Innovative IT Leader by CIO Magazine NL (TIM  Award) in 2017, and one of the 9 Most Innovative Women in the European  Union (EU Women Innovators Prize) in 2019.