San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Brainfood @ The LAB is a monthly, hands-on discussion with successful entrepreneurs, investors, and CEOs from around the world. These monthly gatherings will help local startups and entrepreneurs understand the opportunities and challenges of launching and growing a business. Every participant will leave with a wealth of new ideas and key, practical advice to advancing one’s own entrepreneurial career.
- 6:00-6:30pm - Registration @ Networking
- 6:30-7:00pm - Keynote Speaker: Hans Hickler (moderated interview)
- 7:00-7:30pm - Audience Q&A
- 7:30-8:00pm - Wrap-up & Networking
- Advice for entrepreneurs during their first few years of business
- The top leadership skills every entrepreneur should work on
- His key factors in analyzing startups
- Common mistakes among startups and how to avoid them
More about the speaker
Hans Hickler is the founder and CEO of Ellipsis Advisors LLC, providing C-Level advisory services and executive coaching. In the last 12 years, he has served as CEO on three multinational corporations and brings with him more than 25 years of experience in the transportation, express and logistics industry. Prior to starting his own business, Hans was Chief Executive of Asia Pacific for Agility Logistics, where his responsibilities spanned more than 20 countries and over 7,000 employees and where he served on Agility Logistics’ Global Management Board. He also served as DHL’s CEO for Global Customer Solutions, leading the development and sales of customer solutions across DHL Supply Chain, Warehousing & Distribution, Forwarding and Express Business Units. Prior to that role, Hans was CEO of DHL Express USA, and CEO of APL Logistics, where he served on the global boards of both organizations.
As a recognized leader in the Logistics and Transportation industry, Hans has sat on various industry Boards, and led his organizations to numerous industry awards and recognition. He is known for his leadership skills in building effective cross-cultural teams and for achieving significant growth and profitability. In 2009, he received the prestigious Executive of the Year award by the Strategic Account Management Association. He is actively involved in the field of social entrepreneurship and is a member of the Ashoka Support Network. In his work with Ashoka, Hans supports and advises social entrepreneurs worldwide and is also involved in significant work being done to promote understanding of the importance of empathy in business. He leverages that experience to give his clients perspectives on embedding concepts of social profit and shared value into their business planning. It also allows him to provide guidance and coaching on the important element of work/family balance.
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