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
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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!