Laila Pawlak is the Co-Founder & CEO of SingularityU Denmark and faculty member at SingularityU Nordic in Silicon Valley.
As CEO of SingularityU Denmark, Laila heads up the 5000m2 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 Pawlak is passionate about human-centred 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 a corporate entrepreneur, and more than a decade as a successful entrepreneur and holds a strong voice in 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 been awarded the prestigious Experience Management Achievement Award and has been nominated twice for Female Entrepreneur of the Year. She was also selected top 100 talents and recently top 100 women in Denmark as well as she was selected a distinguished 2017 Fellow of Female Entrepreneurship in UN, NYC.