Global innovation experts to speak at startup-driven innovation summit

The best and brightest innovators, entrepreneurs and investors in the world of startup-driven innovation are getting together at the Inside/Outside Innovation Summit, in Lincoln, NE, on June 19–21.

See a full list of speakers HERE and check back often for updates.

Speakers will offer startups and corporate innovators practical tools and techniques for accelerating and injecting innovation into organizations.

Two speakers just announced include a Global Enterprises/Startup Innovation Advisor and Global Accelerator Network Expert.

Sugath Warnakulasuriya — Thalamus Labs

Sugath Warnakulasuriya, Managing Director of Thalamus Labs, is a strategic advisor and entrepreneur with 25+ years experience in tech- and market-driven innovation for Global Enterprises and Startups.

He was co-founder and CEO of 10EQS, a pioneering on-demand consultancy which serves 75+ of the Fortune 500 on critical issues requiring deep expertise in innovation, new markets and growth.

Previously, he was a management consultant with McKinsey & Co as well as independently, helping SAP, Oracle, Microsoft, Cisco, Allianz and a number of other industry leaders across a wide range of sectors to build new ventures, launch products, develop and execute growth and competitive strategies, and build channel ecosystems across the globe. Prior to McKinsey, he co-founded and was CTO of eLink Commerce, a collaborative commodity logistics platform.

He is an active startup advisor and investor with Sand Hill and Pasadena Angels, and AmplifyLA Accelerator.

Patrick Riley — Global Accelerator Network

Patrick Riley is the CEO the Global Accelerator Network which was started by Techstars in 2010.

He started his career at the American Red Cross where he oversaw the COO’s office. Patrick left the Red Cross to manage the sales and operations for a venture-backed healthcare technology company that had a recent exit.

Following his passion to support start-up companies around the world, Patrick joined Techstars and the Global Accelerator Network.

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.

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