If you’re looking for a little inspiration with your morning coffee, this video would be a good way to start the day.
The 12 Entrepreneurs are a recently-formed group of European entrepreneurs that want to shake up the EU startup scene. As the narrative goes, they met each other in Silicon Valley, but rediscovered Europe.
Each of these young entrepreneurs had come to the United States because the opportunity wasn’t sufficient at home. Rather than accept the status quo they decided to change it.
If that video whets your appetite, you can also read this five-page interview (links to a PDF).
Here’s a pithy quote from that interview:
Europe doesn’t believe in its own assets, Europe is not a risk-taker; there are multiple barriers to capital and growth for European entrepreneurs and no culture of failure. - Emmanuel Carraud