About the Webinar

Being an entrepreneur comes with many challenges. The rapid evolution of technology, more than in any other industry, is an important challenge for young startups, which adds a lot of pressure to act quickly and to find a successful solution amongst the competition.

Join Michael Widenius, creator of MySQL & MariaDB, and open source advocate, alongside other expert speakers, to learn more about how innovation, disruption, and technology can lead your business to success.


Guest Speaker


One of the original developers of MySQL, the world’s most popular open source database, Michael “Monty” Widenius is a renowned advocate for the open source software movement.

Michael “Monty” Widenius is also the founder of the MariaDB Corporation and MariaDB Foundation; He actively contributes as a technical leader in both entities. Additionally, he is the founder and general partner at the venture capital firm OpenOcean.

As a hands-on data expert in Open Source DBMS development, Monty has created business models and built communities around open source projects. Among many other areas of expertise, he specializes in server architecture and understands complex software design.

Our Moderator


Bojana Milosevic Head of PR/Events at Schaffhausen Institute of Technology.

Topics Covered in
This Webinar

  • Understanding disruption: Examples and what to learn from them
  • How can your business disrupt the current market
  • Staying at the forefront of constant and rapid tech evolution
  • Discover a unique startup ecosystem to accelerate the growth of your business
  • Tips and best practice
  • Q&A session


About Start Garden

StartGarden is a startup ecosystem that links education, research, and business in a close-knit self-sustainable cycle, where students, researchers, and science & tech professionals can share and collaborate on innovative business ideas. The project participants move between the institute, R&D center, and tech park, working together on original solutions across domains.

On the one hand, StartGarden acts as an incubator, where potential entrepreneurs are supported through mentorship and networking, and on the other, as an accelerator, to grow to the next level.

SIT StartGarden blends transformative science with entrepreneurship to confront the emerging global challenges.