I recently wrote about how we are extending Cisco Entrepreneurs in Residence (Cisco EIR) and our open innovation strategy beyond Silicon Valley through local incubation partners in Chicago, San Diego and Berkeley. Our presence in these innovation hubs will enable us to discover, influence and learn from new ideas and talent at early-stage startups with potential to disrupt our industry.
Today, I am pleased to announce the launch of Cisco EIR Europe, extending our program to a non-U.S. innovation hub for the first time. Cisco EIR will be located initially in Vienna, where we plan to launch a small cohort of early-stage European startups by January 2015 – to be supported & incubated by Cisco – drawn from across EMEAR….
Key to our success is how we leverage the startup ecosystem that already exists in Europe. To this end, starting in Vienna, we have partnered with Pioneers, a leading startup community organization in Europe.
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