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HOW TO NURTURE STARTUP-LED INNOVATION: THE NEW MODEL OF CORPORATE VENTURE CAPITAL
Why and how corporations engage earlier and earlier with the entrepreneur community
Venture Investor and Founder,
ABOUT THE WEBINAR
In this webinar Pierre Rogers, a venture investor and founder, analyzes the phenomenon of greater corporate engagement with startups in their very early stages and outlines a framework for how large enterprises can capitalize on this emerging field.
Drawing lessons from practical cases of corporate-startup synergy based on his own first-hand experience, Pierre places special focus on the value of venture capital. An often underused resource in corporate innovation efforts, the venture capital industry, as Pierre shows, has a critical role to play in helping companies stay ahead of competitors, enter new markets and keep disruption at bay.
- Why corporates are engaging with startups earlier and earlier and how this dynamic is changing the startup investment landscape.
- How corporations can develop the skill set and network to effectively engage the entrepreneur ecosystem.
- How established companies can reach their strategic innovation goals by working with venture capitalists.
ABOUT OUR GUEST
As CEO, Pierre has built PuroTrader into a multi-million dollar SaaS enterprise that has radically disrupted global tobacco distribution by becoming the largest peer to peer cigar platform in the world. He’s also a venture capitalist who has partnered with Wasabi Ventures’ TK Kuegler and Chris Yeh.
Pierre is also an international keynote speaker who challenges his audiences to throw well-roundedness out the window, recognize that self awareness is an ongoing practice (not a one-time buzzword) and to embrace their unique brand of crazy - yes, we all have some, and that’s a good thing!