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In the past few years, Denmark has seen a rise in start-up businesses and some—including some of the following—have enjoyed international success. Whether on the path to open a new start up, wanting to learn more about sustainable fashion, or just hoping to gain some advice, these talks will help viewers think in a more creative way.
In a 17-minute talk Balder Onarheim, stresses how important creativity is in every aspect of people’s life and how it can be used no matter of one’s career field. Holding a PHD in ‘Creativity under Constraints’, Onarheim now works as an Associate Professor at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and teaches creativity practices. In his talk at TEDxCopenhagenSalon, he presents three tools that can help everyone become more creative.
Christian Stadil is a business owner, founder, chairman, director, investor, author, an adjunct professor, and an active lecturer. The co-founder of many upstart companies including Tattoodo.com, one of the most successful Danish startups, Stadil is aiming through his speeches to inspire young people who face challenges on their way to success. With his motto ‘a close door is also a wide open door’, the successful 46-year-old businessman teaches management, branding, creativity, innovation, and self-development.
Lars Richter starts his talk by comparing a motorbike ride and how it feels when the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death to the fear of opening a business and being awarded with the result. Richter has worked in several positions including TV 2 Denmark’s project manager, RICE’s marketing manager, LEGOS’ senior producer, and GLAD design co-founder. Now, he uses his knowledge and experience to help new start ups and presents the ‘Design Friendship’ idea that, according to him, can energize first time entrepreneurs.
Eva Kruse addresses the consequences of fast-fashion industry and the damages it’s causing the environment. The president and CEO of Copenhagen Fashion Summit is asking consumers, entrepreneurs, and fashion designers to embrace sustainable fashion tactics before it’s too late for our planet.
Bjarke Ingels, the internationally renowned and successful Danish architect, narrates two stories about how two of his projects evolved by adapting and improvising to the happenstances of the world. His speech aims to point out how significant it is for architects to create buildings that fit their surroundings.