Leader in the arts, media & Entertainment. NGO Founder.
Michael Jacobsen has been an international leader in the arts, culture, media and innovation sectors for over two decades.
He has worked extensively across the world including in the USA, Asia, Europe, the UK and Australia.
As an entrepreneur, he founded an entertainment empire which owned the international IP rights for the theatrical stage production of Dirty Dancing, based on the movie of the same name, which is regarded as one of the most artistically and commercially successful brands in the entertainment industry’s history.
He was also Chairman of a leisure facility company which operated some of Asia-Pacific’s most iconic entertainment and congress venues privately and for local and State governments.
The production company he co-owned was responsible for the promotion of some of the most iconic artists in the world including Barbra Streisand; Bruce Springsteen; Sir Elton John; Usher and Pink.
Michael is a published author and regular media contributor and hosted the business program Nothing Ventured on Sky News Australia.
Michael has mentored for organisations including Techstars, UK’s Accelerator Academy and Start Up Britain. He is an Advocate for Tech Global Advocates and the operator of Tech Australia Advocates.
Michael is a Special Advisor and Strategic Advisory Board Member Avanea and its portfolio company InoBat.
Avenea is a Luxembourg based impact fund focused on Central and Eastern Europe and InoBat is a Slovak based electric battery producer.
He has advised Governments in the UK, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Romania, Croatia and Australia. He is the Founder and President of The Centre for Future Europe, a Non-Profit NGO based in Europe , the USA and Australia. Its mission involves it working in the sectors of culture and creativity, education, innovation and entrepreneurship to elevate Europe and its partners.
Michael has a particular long-term on Central and Eastern Europe (CEE Region).
Michael regularly speaks at international events on entertainment, arts and culture and web 3 and he advises companies , NGO’s and governments on arts, culture, innovation and entrepreneurship strategies.
He advises companies and NGO’s and governments on arts, culture, innovation and entrepreneurship strategies.