IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson was one of the featured speakers at last month’s EBAN Winter University conference in Croatia.
On November 28-30, more than 1,000 attendees from all over the world gathered in Zagreb for three days of celebrating entrepreneurship and angel investing. Guests of the event included angel investors, entrepreneurs, corporates, politicians, accelerators, incubators and crowdfunders.
This year’s EBAN Winter University focused on building the entrepreneurial mindset in Croatia and the CEE region.
According to Digjitale, Dickinson, who has founded multiple successful ventures despite having already achieved great success in the music industry and being an airline pilot on top of everything else, gave an inspiring speech on the amazing things one can achieve when following one’s instincts and chasing after the craziest of ideas.
Video footage of Dickinson‘s November 29 appearance can be seen below.
Being lead singer of IRON MAIDEN is just one of Dickinson‘s many accomplishments.
He gained a commercial pilot’s license after learning to fly in the 1990s. In 2012 he set up Cardiff Aviation, an aircraft maintenance company which has signed an agreement with the Djibouti government to help re-launch their national airline.
The Nottinghamshire-born singer has also relaunched interest in Zeppelin-like airships, having invested a reported £250,000 in the world’s largest aircraft: a hybrid of a plane, balloon and hovercraft, the Airlander 10.
If that wasn’t enough, he has also created an aircraft fleet as a one-stop solution for airlines to use. On top of this, Dickinson is also an accomplished international fencer.
Having overcome cancer in 2015, the singer is writing his autobiography for release in 2017, crafting a limited-edition beer. This is in addition to the two Trooper beers already in production, which have sold over 3.5 million pints in the U.K.
He has been described as a polymath and, adding to his prodigious talents, he now brings together all his business creativity and experience and, as a speaker, shares it with corporate audiences, entertaining, inspiring and motivating them in keynotes around the world.