Managing Director of Sanitas Advisors to Speak about the Intersection of Corporate + Startup Innovation
The Inside/Outside Innovation Summit, to be held on May 29–31, 2018 in Lincoln, NE, is bringing together leaders in the world of startup and corporate innovation to help you accelerate growth, launch new ideas, and compete in today’s changing marketplace.
More than 20 speakers will offer startups, corporate innovators and community leaders practical tools and techniques for accelerating and injecting innovation into organizations. Find a full list of speakers HERE and check back often for updates.
Bart Foster comes to the Summit as an award-winning entrepreneur and metrics-driven business executive with more than 18 years of international sales and marketing experience in the consumer products, technology and healthcare industries.
In 2015 Bart was President of GAIAM, Inc. a leading brand of yoga and wellness products, before it was sold to Sequential Brands in 2016.
Prior to Gaiam, Foster founded SoloHealth (now Pursuant Health), a consumertechnology company which places biometric health kiosks in high traffic retail locations. Foster took an idea on a napkin and turned it into a national success story, impacting over 75,000,000 people in nearly 4,000 locations.
Prior to SoloHealth, Mr. Foster held leadership positions at CIBA VISION (now Alcon), the eye care division of Novartis both in the U.S. and Europe. While there, he managed to accelerate contact lens sales 15%, achieving over $100M in sales. Prior to working at Novartis, he was the Director of Sales for Peachtree Network, a successful Internet start-up based in Montreal, Canada. While there, the Company had an IPO on the Canadian Venture Exchange. Foster began his career with Kellogg’s where he was awarded the “Golden K” (Salesman of the Year), the youngest person to ever receive this honor.
Mr. Foster has raised over $50,000,000 in capital and developed strategic partnerships with some of the largest companies in the world including Walmart, Proctor & Gamble, Wellpoint, Johnson & Johnson, RedBox, Pfizer, DELL, Safeway, Vons and Sam’s Club. His core expertise is in building relationships, developing strategic plans, accelerating revenue, and Making it Happen!
Hosted by the Inside/Outside Innovation podcast team and led by Brian Ardinger, CEO of NXXT, the Inside/Outside Innovation Summit is a 2-day national conference that will bring together high-growth startups, corporate innovators and community leaders to collide and engage with new startups, new technologies, new business models and new talent. It will also feature hands-on learning sessions and an investment pitch competition.
For more information or to register go to https://www.theiosummit.com