Thursday, April 28, 2016

Corporate Goes Agile at FEI 2016: Corporate/Startup Partnerships

Large organizations are under fire to be more agile- but that's easier said than done for an innovation team entrenched by bureaucracies and red tape.

FEI 2016 is here to help by bringing you a jam packed itinerary live from the head office of MassChallenge Accerator, where you'll experience corporate/startup partnerships in action, followed by a special startup mixer with corporate innovation leaders and MassChallenge Alumni startups.
Building a Startup Environment In-House:

Corporate Goes Agile

Iterating on the model forged by independent accelerators and incubators, leading corporate innovation units have built working environments structured to accelerate the growth of internal product teams and external startups. Learn how 5 corporate innovation leaders changed the culture of their organizations through physical, strategic, and programmatic engineering.

·         Vijay Patel - Director, Strategic Partnerships & Innovation (Digital) @ CVS Health
·         Rick Rundell - Senior Director, Technology and Innovation Strategist @ Autodesk
·         Lauren Van Heerden - Chief Innovation Officer @ Brookstone

Build, Barter, or Buy: The Ultimate Dilemma

As startups flourish in every industry, corporate innovation and development teams are being asked to make difficult decisions on how to engage with these disruptors. This conversation will focus on how four experienced innovation leaders make decisions on new technologies and services that could drive investment returns, launch new company verticals, or enhance current business lines.

·         Luba Greenwood - Vice President, Global Mergers and Acquisitions and Business Development @ Roche Pharmaceuticals
·         Sam Bastia - Executive Director, Strategy, Planning, and Innovation @ Verizon
·         Rishi Daing - Vice President, Innovation and Emerging Brands @ PepsiCo

The afternoon at MassChallenge is just one way FEI empowers and facilitates real life exploration to innovative Boston companies. Check out the field trips to Samuel Adams Brewery and Fidelity Labs:

Download the brochure for the full program:

Use code FEI16BL for $100 off the current rate. Buy tickets here:

All the best,

The FEI Team


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