Dec
5
Boston, MA

Innovation Roundtable, Boston

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Together with our partner Innovation Leader, Imaginatik is proud to be hosting our next Innovation Roundtable in Boston on December 5th. The Innovation Roundtable format provides an intimate, small-group setting for Innovation Leaders to meet and discuss their craft. We begin with an opening presentation, followed by group dialogue.

Discussion Topic

Lean Innovation – building in-house “incubator” programs

A growing number of corporations are building “disruptive” innovation units to concentrate entrepreneurial initiatives in a dedicated, quasi-independent group. Variously called Innovation Centers, Corporate Incubators, Tech Garages, Digital Labs, etc., these programs share a focus on Horizon 2 (adjacent) and Horizon 3 (transformative) innovation bets. The best-developed programs serve as internal microcosms of the startup ecosystem. But since these “incubator” programs operate within a corporate entity, their inherent motivations and available levers differ somewhat from external entrepreneurs, investors, and accelerator programs. This roundtable discussion will explore the emerging strategies, staffing/resourcing models, and processes and methods that have proven most successful thus far.

Agenda

9:00 – Light breakfast, networking
9:30 – Kick off and introductions
10:00 – Roundtable discussion (round one)
11:00 – morning break
11:30 – Roundtable discussions (round two)
12:30 – Lunch, networking (optional)
1:30 – Roundtable ends

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