January 2015

Helping Small Businesses Grow Big

The Lisbon Council welcomed David C. Drummond, senior vice-president for corporate development and chief legal officer of Google and chairman of Google Ventures and Google Capital – two leading California-based venture capital firms with more than $1.5 billion under management. Convening under the theme Helping Small Businesses Grow Big: How Europe Can Seize the Opportunity in the Age of the Internet, Mr Drummond delivered a powerful keynote on the challenges and opportunities of small business and entrepreneurs in Europe and highlighted the role of the digital single market as a key driver for growth. The roundtable was hosted by the Single Market Entrepreneurs Centre, a centre of excellence managed by the Lisbon Council.