Looking for 8 startups to present their technology/products during the Startup Lightning Talks and Networking Exhibit of the 2023 MIT Corporate Innovation and Venturing Forum in NYC on June 7.
Overview: All firms eventually face disruption. If anything, shocks are increasing in both frequency and impact. New technologies like generative AI threaten business models that once seemed secure far into the future. Civil, political, and geopolitical events such as war and a global pandemic have exposed dangerous vulnerabilities in supply chains for energy, high-tech components, and even food. This recent history highlights the importance of investing to position organizations to take advantage of opportunities that dramatic changes create. To prepare for the future, corporations are forming internal venture groups. Corporate venture capital (CVC) initiatives do not just help organizations survive disruptions, but also lead and shape the forces transforming their businesses. This forum will bring together senior executives with thought leaders from MIT to explore the best methods for creating and organizing corporate innovation and venturing groups. We will also discuss how the MIT Industrial Liaison Program (ILP) helps firms engage with the world-leading thinkers at MIT who tackle humanity's most vexing challenges and the entrepreneurs who turn MIT innovations into working solutions. Join us for an afternoon of talks from distinguished MIT faculty, an industry panel discussion, and lightning talks from MIT-connected startups. We'll finish with a networking hour, so you can connect with other attendees and engage with the startups while enjoying drinks and hors d'oeuvres.
Focus: corporate innovation, fintech, data & ai, generative ai, supply chains, corporate venturing, disruptive tech
Selected startups must: prepare slide deck for a 5-min talk as per guidelines provided; and participate in a virtual dry run to review slide deck, where needed.
Audience: ILP global corporate members represented by senior executives, as well as others from the innovation and fintech ecosystems, providing an excellent forum for exploring partnerships and collaboration opportunities between startups and industry.
Expenses: MIT will reimburse for travel expenses for 1 rep (speaker), sufficient to cover coach flight/train, local transport, and 1 night hotel, if needed (details will be forthcoming).
Note: apply ASAP, as the selection will take place on a rolling basis
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