Announcing The Inside/Outside Innovation Summit 2017

On June 19–21, Econic and the Inside/Outside podcast team will be bringing together the best and brightest instigators, entrepreneurs and investors in the world of startup-driven innovation. We want you to be a part of it…

  • $100K Investment & Pitch Opportunities
  • Startup Showcase Arena & Demo Pit
  • Keynotes, Startup & Corporate Innovation Tracks
  • Curated Matchmaking & More…

New Technologies / Emerging Markets / Speed of Disruption / Exponential Change

Innovating in today’s environment requires new tools, new insights, and new talent — inside and outside the organization. From startup founders to innovation executives to investors, the Inside/Outside Innovation Summit will offer a 3-day, hands-on experience to help you learn fast and grow faster. Here are some of the topics we’ll be tackling:

  • How can startups and corporates engage each other to drive value?
  • How can you thrive in an environment where the average tenure of a S&P 500 company has shrunk from 33 years in 1965 to a projected 14 years by 2025?
  • How do you identify and capitalize on the technologies & trends that are redefining markets?
  • How can you turn today’s disruption into an advantage?
  • How do large organizations build, buy, partner or invest in startups?
  • How can startups better position themselves for partnerships with larger organizations?
  • How can teams accelerate innovation with new tools, techniques and talent?

We want the Summit to provide a forum to showcase innovation while enabling startups + corporates to engage and learn directly from each other. The Summit will feature hands-on learning sessions (e.g. Lean Startup and Business Model Disruption), a $100k investment pitch competition and a Startup Showcase and Demo Pit designed to foster better engagement between startups and larger organizations.

Corporate innovators, intrapreneurs and investors will have the opportunity to meet and engage directly with startups and industry experts and attend sessions in the Startup Innovation track or learn about the latest corporate innovation trends and the methods for injecting innovation into larger organizations in the Corporate Innovation Track.

Companies in every industry are looking to innovate faster and more effectively — inside and outside the organization. The Summit is a way to speed up these collisions and connections for both startups and corporates innovators.

For Startup Teams

At the center of the Summit is the Startup Showcase and Demo Pit. The arena floor will hold booths for over 100 high-growth startups from various industries (FinTech, InsuranceTech, MarketingTech, HRtech, SaaS, Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, and others). Startups chosen for the floor will have an opportunity to better engage corporate customers and partners, show off new technologies and meet and mix with fellow startup teams.

Each startup must apply to be included in the showcase and/or the pitch competition. Chosen teams will be matched with corporate innovators & fellow startup founders (think investor, customer & talent speed-dating). A select number of startups will be chosen from the application pool to compete in a pitch competition for a $100k investment & incentives. Tickets will be required for all attendees. A rolling application process is being used, so we encourage teams to apply early.

Don’t want to showcase or pitch? Grab a ticket for access to the keynotes, sessions, networking, parties or just to walk the showcase floor. Click here for discounted tickets for startups.

For Corporate Teams

Corporate teams won’t want to miss the opportunity to meet and engage directly with startups, industry experts and other innovation teams.

Attend sessions in the Startup Innovation track where folks can learn what it’s like to think, move and act at startup speed or learn about the latest corporate innovation trends and the methods for injecting innovation into larger organizations in the Corporate Innovation Track. Give your teams the necessary training to move faster and act bolder.

For Individuals, Instigators, Intrapreneurs & Other Innovators

Attend to learn, engage, and connect with other innovators and instigators. Grab a ticket for access to all of the sessions (including keynotes, both Startup and Corporate Innovation tracks, the Startup Showcase and Demo Pit, and the Opening Night party at Rule G and the Innovator’s Mashup Reception).

Learn about innovation trends, Lean Startup, and other startup + corporate innovation methodologies. Other sessions will cover business model disruption, partnering with startups, fundraising, and more.

For Sponsors

Whether you’re looking for unique branding and positioning opportunities, exposure to new innovative talent, or in-depth matchmaking options to find startups to build, invest or partner with, The Inside/Outside Innovation Summit can deliver a sponsor package tailored to your needs. Check out the sponsor options here.

An Amazing Speaker Lineup Is Just The Beginning

Several high profile national speakers have already been announced including Dr. Simone Ahuja, founder of the strategy Blood Orange and columnist and advisor to MIT’s Practical Impact Alliance, as well as Bionic’s Janice Fraser, Anna Mason from Revolution, and the Global Accelerator Network’s Patrick Riley. We’ll keep adding to the list.

Grab A Ticket Today

Tickets go on sale today with early-bird pricing for startups ($199) and corporate innovators ($599).

Keep up to date as we announce more to come…

Twitter: @theiosummit