Speaker profile


  • Dr Burton Lee
    PhD MBA - Lecturer, European Entrepreneurship & Innovation
    Stanford School of Engineering


Based in Silicon Valley, Dr. Burton Lee lectures on European Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Stanford School of Engineering. He is considered one of Silicon Valley’s leading experts on the European innovation and startup ecosystem, and innovation policy scene. While at Stanford, over the past five years Burton has successfully developed partnerships with European national and regional governments, venture finance organizations and industry in Sweden, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Italy, Finland, Norway, Ireland, France, Spain, Romania and Estonia. 

Dr. Lee is a frequent keynote speaker at industry, academic and government innovation and entrepreneurship conferences across Europe. A serial entrepreneur and angel investor, Dr. Lee is a member of the Advisory Council of the German Silicon Valley Accelerator, and also sits on the Advisory Board of Sofia Tech Park in Bulgaria.

Dr. Lee concurrently serves as Managing Director of Innovarium Ventures, a financial, technical and strategic advisory services firm with technology startup, angel investor, venture capital fund, university, corporate and national and regional government clients in Europe, Latin America and the USA.

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