Samir Saberi appointed as Writer in Residence
The Utrecht University Centre for Entrepreneurship (UtrechtCE) is constantly trying to nurture the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem of the university. In order to get real insights from the startup scene, we have invited entrepreneur Samir Saberi as Writer in Residence. His writings will cover the Dutch entrepreneurial ecosystem, bridging the worlds of entrepreneurs, academics and public policy.
Samir has lived and breathed the startup scene for the last decade. Though currently a board member of the Dutch Startup Association and mentor to a number of startups and scale-ups, he has previously co-founded StartupJuncture, worked at ScaleUpNation and was a partner at TechLeap (formerly StartupDelta). He brings with him a deep network of relationships and ‘stories from the trenches’ in the tech community across all functions including startups, scale-ups, investors, regional development agencies and government.
During his time as Writer in Residence at UtrechtCE, Samir will collaborate closely with Erik Stam to write a new book on Entrepreneurial Ecosystems. And he will tackle interesting topics from the startup ecosystem in quarterly blogs at the UtrechtCE website.
A key ingredient to a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem is the free flow of information of what is, what isn't, what works and what doesn't. My ambition is to contribute to a better understanding of our ecosystem so we can all learn and benefit.
Samir on becoming a Writer in Residence: “A key ingredient to a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem is the free flow of information of what is, what isn’t, what works and what doesn’t. Although the Dutch entrepreneurial ecosystem is flourishing, there is a lot of information that is scattered and not available to all the relevant stakeholders.
My ambition is to contribute to a better understanding of our ecosystem so we can all learn and benefit. I am inspired and honoured to work together with scholars at Utrecht University and contribute in such significant way to Dutch entrepreneurial ecosystem.”
UtrechtCE is happy to welcome Samir!