Techstars Partner Summit 2020 Techstars Partner Summit 2020

Corporate Innovation

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

- EDT
Opening Remarks & Keynote Speaker
David Brown
David Brown
Techstars, Co-founder & CEO
Derek White
Derek White
Google Cloud, VP of Financial Services

Welcome to Techstars Partner Summit 2020! This event will feature opening remarks from Techstars cofounder and CEO, David Brown, and feature our Keynote Speaker, Derek White, Vice President of Global Financial Services at Google Cloud. This talk will focus on the importance and impact a corporation can have at the intersection of corporate and startup engagement.

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- EDT
Panel & Deep Dive Roundtable Discussion: How to develop successful Proof of Concepts with early stage startups
Joel Nelson
Joel Nelson
UnitedHealthcare, VP of Innovation
Jeroen van der Hoek
Jeroen van der Hoek
Equinor Ventures, Investment Manager

Insights into the process of defining and executing a Proof of Concept between corporates and startups. What does the preparation and execution phases look like? What are the selection criteria for which startups you work with? Best practices for startups and more.

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Thursday, October 22, 2020

- EDT
Startup Showcase: Future of Work Focused Startups
Taylor McLemore
Taylor McLemore
Techstars Workforce Accelerator, Managing Director
Harley Blakeman
Harley Blakeman
HonestJobs, Founder & CEO
Hamoon Ekhtiari
Hamoon Ekhtiari
FutureFit AI, CEO

During this session, Taylor McLemore, Managing Director of the Techstars Workforce Accelerator, will share insights gleaned about Future of Work, and introduce high-quality startups focused on Future of Work to provide their perspective about the opportunities they see in the space. After, Taylor will lead a discussion with the session attendees and presenting startups.

Startups include:

  • Hamoon Ekhtiari, Future Fit AI

  • Harley Blakeman, Honest Jobs

  • Chris Motley, Mentor Spaces

  • Jennifer Henderson, TiLT


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- EDT
Startup Showcase: Investment Ready Startups
Jason Seats
Jason Seats
Techstars, Chief Investment Officer

During this session, Jason Seats, will share insights gleaned from the Techstars investment team and introduce high-quality startups that you can invest in right now. After, Jason will lead a discussion with the session attendees and presenting startups.

Startups include:

  • Grant Canary, Droneseed

  • Patrick Boyaggi, OwnUp

  • Cody Barbo, Trust & Will


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- EDT
Startup Showcase: Pilot Ready Startups
Audun Abelsnes
Audun Abelsnes
Equinor & Techstars Energy Accelerator, Managing Director
Haytham Elhawary
Haytham Elhawary
KINETIC, Co-founder & CEO
Stuart Kinnear
Stuart Kinnear
Interface Fluidics, CEO
Christian Norberg
Christian Norberg
Fieldmade, CEO

During this session, Audun Abelsnes, Managing Director at the Equinor+Techstars Energy Accelerator, will share best practices in successfully engaging with pilot ready startups and introduce high-quality startups that you can engage with right now. After, Audun will lead a discussion with session attendees and presenting startups.

Startups Include:

  • Stuart Kinnear - CEO, Interface Fluidics (Energy 2018)

  • Christian Norberg - CEO, Fieldmade (Energy 2019)

  • Haytham Elhawary - CEO, Kinetic (R/GA 2015)

  • Alex Housley - CEO, Seldon (Barclays London 2016)


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