Laila Pawlak is the Co-Founder & CEO of SingularityU Nordic and faculty member at Singularity University in Silicon Valley.
As CEO of SingularityU Nordic, Laila heads up the 7000m2 campus in Copenhagen Science City that offers a variety of education programs, accelerators, makerspace as well as a co-working space for both startups and corporates leveraging exponential technologies to scale positive impact.
Laila is passionate about human centered design and along with her partner Kris Østergaard, she is the author of “The Fundamental 4s: Designing Extraordinary Customer Experiences in an Exponential World”. Together, they also published the Danish version of the bestseller “Exponential Organizations”.
Laila is a sought-after speaker on customer experiences, entrepreneurship, impact, corporate innovation and the exponential mindset. She has a background as corporate entrepreneur, and more than a decade as successful entrepreneur and holds a strong voice for bridging the two worlds.
Among others she has launched the highly successful accelerator thinkubator; a corporate, crowdfunded accelerator program that helps corporates work with entrepreneurs and establish their own incubator to kick-start innovation, leverage technology and deep dive into the exponential mindset. Similarly, she co-founded the award winning innovation hub DARE2mansion, a professional playground in Copenhagen, which serves as an incubator, coworking and event space where entrepreneurs, businesses and academia come together to create disruptive businesses and scale positive impact.
Laila is also an active angel investor, board member and advisor to politicians and organizations through numerous appointed positions.
Laila has, as the only European, received the Experience Management Achievement, she was nominated twice for Female Entrepreneur of the Year and was awarded investor of the year 2018 by Women in Tech. Laila has been featured on the lists of top100 talents, top100 women in Denmark and top 100 people in tech in the Nordics. In 2017 she was selected as one of 6 global distinguished fellows of female entrepreneurship and spoke at the UN in New York.