A Showcase For Startups Outside the Valley — Apply Today
We’re Looking for the Best Startups Outside the Valley to Match with Corporate Innovators, Investors and Fellow Startups
Companies in every industry are looking to innovate faster and more effectively — inside and outside the organization. The Inside/Outside Innovation Summit (June 19–21, 2017 in Lincoln, NE) is a way to speed up these collisions and connections for both startups and corporate innovators.
At the center of the Summit will be the Startup Showcase and Demo Pit, designed to help corporate innovators, intrapreneurs, investors and fellow startups meet and engage directly with over 100 high-growth startups, from various industries (FinTech, InsuranceTech, MarketingTech, HRtech, SaaS, Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, and others) from around the world.
Startups can apply today at F6S: https://www.f6s.com/theiosummit/apply and must apply by April 30th to be considered for a spot in the showcase. Those leading-edge startups, carefully selected, will be matched with corporate innovators and fellow startup founders (think investor, customer and talent speed-dating).
Finding ways for founders to be more connected with each other and more connected to industry is critical, especially in Middle America where access to capital is limited and risk isn’t celebrated. Through our collective efforts, the Innovation Summit will be able to further accelerate the innovation already happening in the region, in places like Lincoln/Omaha, Des Moines, Kansas City, Minneapolis, Chicago, and Denver.
Steve Case, co-founder of America Online, says what we need now is for industry and government to bolster entrepreneurship across the country and invest in and nurture the innovation and entrepreneurial talent that exists outside of Silicon Valley and New York. (Steve Case: Let’s Invest in Middle America, USA Today, Jan 17, 2017). Case does just this on his Rise of the Rest tours.
The Inside/Outside Innovation Summit is emerging as a tool and key building block to support growing hubs of innovation outside the Valley. Our goal is to encourage economic growth and job creation, which will build great companies and more prosperous communities.
Join us in this effort. We’d love to meet you.
Hosted by Econic and the Inside/Outside Innovation podcast team, the Inside/Outside Innovation Summit is a 3-day national conference that will bring together high-growth startups and corporate innovators to collide and engage with new startups, new technologies, new business models and new talent. It will also feature hands-on learning sessions and a $100k investment pitch competition.
For more information or to register go to https://www.theiosummit.com