I was invited by the founders of EYIF (European Young Innovators Forum), the leading Foundation for Youth Innovation in Europe, to speak at their annual Unconvention conference in Brussels about my experience in helping to create an innovation ecosystem. EYIF is an independent, non-profit, pan-European, bottom-up association reaching over 500,000 young people across Europe. The organization's Board of Advisers encompasses leading Members of the European Parliament. Following my stay in Brussels I had the opportunity to head south to Lisbon, Portugal courtesy my friends who lead Beta-i and the Lisbon Challenge. The Lisbon Challenge is the most international and challenging accelerator in Europe, where 25 startups get 1000+ workshops and mentoring sessions in 3 months, ending with an investor roadshow in Lisbon, London, Boston and São Paulo. I was invited to speak on the opening day of the challenge and met some amazing entrepreneurs working on businesses that will soon solve some really impressive business problems.