In partnership with the Metro Atlanta Chamber and Techstars Atlanta, the Atlanta BridgeCommunity is taking a fresh, community-focused approach to its showcase this year. Instead of a typical pitch day, BridgeCommunity will coalesce the corporate innovation community for a Corporate Innovation Summit on October 13th at The Battery at SunTrust Park.
Attendees will spend the morning with corporate innovation leaders from more than a dozen of the biggest companies in Atlanta. Attendees will also explore the current innovation landscape and learn best practices through a packed agenda of speakers, panels and workshops.
Register for the summit here!
- 8:00 Doors Open
- 9:00 Kickoff — “Making Atlanta a Leading Global Innovation Hub”
- 9:20 CEO Fireside Chat — “Innovation as a Strategy” with Bill Connors, President of Comcast Cable’s Central Division, moderated by Hala Moddelmog, President of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
- 10:00 Innovation Big & Small — with Rob Frohwein, CEO/co-founder of Kabbage; Duncan O’Brien, SVP at Cox Enterprises; Chris Hill, Chief Information & Technology Officer, Watson Content & IoT of IBM/The Weather Company
- 11:00 Workshops
“Better Together — A Playbook for How Corporations and Startups can Work Together”
“How Design is the Key Enabler to Corporate Innovation”
Workshop by Engage Ventures
Stay for Lunch & Meet Startups in the Afternoon
During Startup Alley, corporations and Venture Capitalists can informally meet with BridgeCommunity startups at their showcase tables.
Collaborate to Innovate
For a deeper dive on startup and corporate commercialization opportunities, register for Collaborate to Innovate. Vetted B2B and B2B2C startups from BridgeCommunity, TechStars, Venture Atlanta and Engage Ventures will join forward-thinking corporations for curated introductions and meetings to explore potential relationships. Running in 30-minute increments from 12-3 p.m., meetings are curated on a double opt-in basis only. For now, simply sign up to participate and you will get an email from the matching platform in a few days.