Thanks to our participation in the Google Campus Residency Program, we were approached by the ThinkYoung team to participate in Makerstown in Brussels, Belgium. Makers, start-ups, inventors, European top policy makers, business leaders, high school teachers and children all meet at this unique fair to discover and debate what the Town of the Future will look like.
We were honored to be selected as one of the TOP 50 EU startups. We were given a booth where we could showcase our innovation. It was great to see the interest expressed by EU policy makers. They were indeed eager to learn how we help seniors age in place and stay in touch with friends and family. Also, we were pleasantly surprised to see the curiosity shown by the children who visited our booth.
In addition, there were also highly interactive panels hosting top EU leaders to discuss how they are putting entrepreneurship at the heart of the European agenda.
European Business Summit intended to connect business and politics
The European Business Summit took place in the magnificent and beautiful Egmont Palace in Brussels. It was a 2-day event with the main goal of bringing business and politics together to stimulate thinking on the most challenging European issues. It was inspiring to be part of the talks, roundtables and expert panels where key figures from different sectors discussed current global trends and challenges and their effect on the European Union.
Moreover, we were offered to be present at the booth there. This also brought some attention to Oscar Senior. In the evening of the first day of the event, Tomas Posker, the CEO of Oscar Senior, was invited to the Business leaders dinner. During the evening, the winner of the European Leadership Awards was announced. There was also a great possibility to network.
All in all, we are very glad to have taken part in both events and to get to know and talk with some of the policy makers in Brussels. We believe that events like these encourage a better understanding of the needs of businesses.