Vicky Brock, the CEO of the retail technology company Clear Returns, was invited to speak about her startup and its progress at Digital Action Day 2014 in Brussels, Belgium.
Digital Action Day, which took place on the 29th of September, is an event organised by the European Commissioner for the Digital Agenda that gathers lawyers, investors and entrepreneurs to discuss how digital technologies are transforming the way traditional EU industries function.
Vicky Brock was asked to speak at the event as the most recent winner of “Tech All Stars”, a competition between 12 of the finest European startups that also brings the competition’s nominees together and connects them with influential investors, mentors and other entrepreneurs.
“It is a very good quality program to be on”, said Brock about “Tech All Stars” during her Digital Action Day talk. “It was a really good use of time. We spent two hours with lawyers, investors and entrepreneurs, dissecting a term sheet. And that was amazing”.
Neelie Kroes, the Vice President of the EU Commission and the Commissioner for the Digital Agenda, was also in attendance at Digital Action Day. She was also one of the individuals to award Clear Returns the “Tech All Star” title. Kroes introduced the “All Star” competition with the following words, which resonated with those at Digital Action Day:
“Europe has the talent…It’s you who can come up with the good ideas and shake it all up. Start forging tomorrow’s economy. Create the jobs. Change the world. Because that’s what startups and entrepreneurs do”.