David & Goliath Dinners
EntrepreneurCountry Global is hosting a series of dinners across EMEA to help David & Goliath Dance.
David & Goliath Must Dance™
David is the entrepreneur who is running a digital business – which EntrepreneurCountry Global refers to as a 'digital enabler'. Think of them as a car in search of a highway for scale or distribution. Very few 'Digital David's' will have the capital, market timing or opportunity, or team to build their own highway. They will choose their go to market partner whether that be a bank, a retail shop, a WIFI network, a mobile telecoms operator, or a publisher. The application market places have the momentum and many digital entrepreneurs just assume that they need to do a deal with Apple, Amazon, Facebook or Google/Android to scale. Indeed, one vision of the future is that tech firms, and mostly US ones at that, continue to take over every industry as Apple has become the center of the music industry, Amazon of books, Google of advertising, etc.
For large enterprises, or Goliaths, they must embrace a 'new common sense' or they will decline into irrelevance.
How does the CEO of a large company find the entrepreneur who will disrupt his business before he does? Goliath requires a systematic way of engaging with Digital David's, and must reshape themselves around the consumer from a supplier-centric industrial set-up. Entrepreneurcountry Global provides the access points for Goliath to encounter and embrace Davids.
As Davids dance effectively with Goliath, they move from vulnerability through strategic value to Goliath, to intrinsic financial value to achieve network effects or 'lock in' as by bringing digital revenues to Goliath, they secure their own position as an operating system to the ecosystem. This is difficult to achieve, but powerful when achieved.
David & Goliath Dinners
EntrepreneurCountry Global is hosting a series of dinners across EMEA to help David & Goliath Dance. These dinners have a simple format:
• They are based around an Ecosystem – Transportation, Financial Services, Automotive, Publishing & Ebooks, Retail, Health, Smart Home, Entertainment & Music
• The CEO's & top executives of leading mid to large enterprises (Goliaths) attend as well as Founders of Digital Enablers (Davids) in those sectors or adjacent ones
• 12-15 people attend (more is difficult to have a single conversation at the table) and a write up of the discussion occurs on the EntrepreneurCountry Global site under Ecosystem Economics
If you have questions or are interested to host a David & Goliath dinner in your region, please do not hesitate to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org