Emerging Europe Talks is a series of discussions offering insight and intelligence designed to help entrepreneurs, investors, governments and all knowledge-seekers navigate emerging Europe. Emerging Europe Talks is originally published on the Emerging Europe website and includes three shows: Sustainable Impact, Success and Failure and She’s Next empowered by Visa. I also hosted two more series: InnoStars Talks and Healthcare Hackers, powered by EIT Health InnoStars.

March 5, 2024
Emerging Europe Talks Reinvention and technology adoption with Rafael E. de Hoyos 

Technology increases productivity. But it also brings about other consequences: it creates, removes and modifies the tasks that are supposed to be performed. This in turn affects the demand for workers with new skills.  

March 1, 2024
She’s Next with Havva Safarova 

Havva Safarova is an internet personality and a content creator with thousands of followers. She also educates others. She is the author of seminars and marathons that empower women and emphasise that, “the limit of women is only in their brains.”

February 16, 2024
She’s Next with Viktoria Konstantinova

"One day, I came back and said ‘Mum, I got a four, and that’s really good because the rest of the class got threes.’ And my mother said to me, ‘Darling, you had better look at those who are ahead of you, not those who are behind,” says Viktoria Konstantinova,...

February 9, 2024
She’s Next with Ana Nadiradze and Diana Kiguradze

“Our [solution] is an innovative platform for riders of any level to book and fully explore our tour features with the assistance of digital video routes. When you go to our website, you can see all horseback tours around Georgi,” says Ana Nadiradze, co-founder of Horsetours. 

February 2, 2024
She’s Next with Agnieszka Hryniewicz-Bieniek

“I am a person that loves experimenting and learning by doing. So, it was just this passion that I have for doing something that makes the world better, but by learning from others, by connecting with other cultures, and learning from those who have already done more,” says Agnieszka Hryniewicz-Bieniek,...

January 30, 2024
Emerging Europe Talks Redefining branding in life sciences with Nataliya Andreychuk 

Do we need to say that technology is changing every aspect of human life? No, we don’t—and healthcare and life sciences are no exception. 

January 26, 2024
She’s Next with Milica Ličina Čalija and Vladimir Đorđević

“I started [the business] on my second maternity leave 10 years ago. Before that, I was engaged in large corporations in high positions in marketing and PR. I used the pause to rethink my purpose in business and I started testing healthy oatmeal cookies,” says Milica Ličina Čalija, the founder...

January 2, 2024
Emerging Europe Talks the Future of Education with Sayasat Nurbeck

“We need to really teach our students to adapt, to learn, constantly relearn what they’ve learned so far and unlearn certain things that would limit them from learning new things,” says Sayasat Nurbeck, Kazakhstan’s minister of science and higher education.

September 26, 2023
Sustainable impact — Climate Intelligence with Climatig’s Duško Radulovic 

Duško Radulovic, Climatig’s CEO, spoke with Andrew Wrobel about his company’s solution to the challenges of obtaining reliable climate intelligence using geolocation with a precision of 10 metres.

September 12, 2023
Regional Leadership — innovative Moldova with Dumitru Alaiba

“Moldova is no longer just a consumer of technologies. We are now a nation that exports and generates technologies"

August 15, 2023
Sustainable Impact — AI for start-ups with Hotball.ai’s Maksym Nagara

Maksym Nagara, the founder and CEO of Hotball.ai and the founder and leading consultant of Bezmezh.Consulting, talks with Andrew Wrobel about how the firm’s solution can help start-ups understand strategy and plan better. 

August 11, 2023
She’s Next with Nataliia Ievtushenko and Svitlana Chyrva 

"It's really great to feel that your experience, your advice helps someone to grow or just to realise themselves, to achieve results or even to build a relationship with someone. It's important not only for the mentee but also for the mentor."