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Flashpoint Brings Innovators Together

by Angela King

After months of intense customer discovery, startup engineering and weekly workshops, Flashpoint is ready to introduce Batch 7!

Flashpoint’s ‘Innovation for All’ Conference is designed to give investors and entrepreneurs a glimpse into the way Flashpoint teaches startup founders to think. It’s a place to see what they are building, have conversations about growth opportunities, and mutually celebrate their journeys.

The Conference, taking place on January 17, will also host global business and entrepreneurial minds for a panel on formative, informative, and transformative innovation. Following the panel, the latest batch will present their pitches and share where they are headed next.

And in case you convincing about the effectiveness of their method, check out Flashpoint’s graduates who have collectively raised $300 million in investments, with a market cap of over $1 billion.

Conference Details

1:00 – 2:00 PM Registration Begins

2:00 – 5:00 PM Innovation for All Conference

5:00 – 6:00 PM Batch 7 Demo Day Presentations

6:00 – 7:30 PM Invitation Only Investor Reception
To request an invitation, please send us a note (info@flashpointgt.com).

Register here.

Speaker List

Karl RonnKarl Ronn
Innovation Portfolio Partners

Karl is the Managing Director of Innovation Portfolio Partners. Based in Palo Alto, he helps fortune 500 companies create new businesses and helps entrepreneurs start category-creating new companies. Previously, he was vice president of research and development and general manager of new business for Procter & Gamble, where he was one of the key innovators behind several billion dollar brands, including Febreze, Swiffer, and Mr. Clean Magic Eraser.

Paul LitvakPaul Litvak

Paul is a behavioral economist who has held key data science roles at Google, Facebook, and is now managing product at Airbnb. Paul co-founded the data analytics consulting firm, Farsite, which was acquired in 2012. Paul’s PhD is in Behavioral Decision Research and he studied at Carnegie Mellon.


Karl RonnMerrick Furst

Merrick founded Georgia Tech’s Flashpoint, a first-of-its-kind startup engineering studio that develops formative leaders and exceptional technology startups. Merrick is a Distinguished Professor in the College of Computing. He was the President of the International Computer Science Institute at Berkley, and a professor and Dean at Carnegie Mellon. At Flashpoint, he has worked with hundreds of founders and is developing the discipline of formative leadership.

Brooks RobinsonBrooks Robinson

Brooks is the co-founder and CEO of Springbot, a graduate of Flashpoint’s Batch 2. Founded in 2012, Springbot delivers an eCommerce marketing platform to help online business grow their revenue by leveraging advanced revenue attribution and marketing automation technologies. Brooks co-founded telecommunications and information technology company Cbeyond, which was acquired in 2014.


Paul Ollinger

Paul is a start-up advisor, writer, and stand-up comedian whose material addresses the excitement, stress, and contradictions of the modern business world. He has over 15 years of experience in digital media, having held key leadership positions at LAUNCH.com, Yahoo!, and Facebook.


Flashpoint works closely with founders to enable them to think clearly about their businesses. It is unique in implementing startup engineering, a business creation and innovation process developed by Dr. Merrick Furst at Georgia Tech.

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