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

Pierre Rogers Photo

Pierre Rogers,
Venture Investor and Founder,
PuroTrader

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WEBINAR

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019
10 am PDT / 5 pm GMT
1 Hour

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ABOUT THE WEBINAR

Corporations are partnering with startups earlier and earlier, a trend which is only just emerging but rapidly gaining popularity. Silicon Valley majors like Amazon and Google have led the way, with established businesses from other sectors looking to emulate those companies’ success in finding innovation in the entrepreneur community.

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.

YOU'LL LEARN

  • 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

Pierre Rogers Photo

Pierre Rogers

For Pierre Rogers, entrepreneurship was more than a shiny dream - it was a necessity. In between his day job and running several side businesses, Pierre developed a healthy obsession with cigars - his favorite way to unwind after a long day. One sleepless night, while searching for the rare Avo 77 cigar on dozens of online dealers’ inventories and cigar forums, the idea hit him: “This would be so much easier if there was one centralized online platform to buy, sell, trade and discuss all things cigar.” He sold his car to come up with the seed money and PuroTrader was born.

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!

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