|CHAIR||Steven A. Nissen
Director of Public Policy
Jessica Duboff, 213.580.7558.
The Emerging Commerce Council identifies and engages with business clusters that have economic growth potential — including signature, emerging and innovative industry groups. The Council aims to promote policies that will strengthen these industries, elevate their global reach, drive job creation and regional economic prosperity.
Go Big or Go Home
Corporate Partnerships for Tech Start-ups
Special Guests include:
Peter Delgrosso, Senior Vice President of Business Development, Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp.
Mark Douglas, President & CEO, SteelHouse
Reg Prentice, Associate, Gensler
Nick Smoot, CoFounder & CMO, Here On Biz
Check back to see other special guests to be added soon!
Corporate partnerships can yield tremendous value for both technology start-ups and big business alike. Yet the success of these partnerships depends on a variety of different bureaucratic and technical roadblocks. Before you network your way into big meetings with your charming personality, it is important to first build a compelling business case that appeals to corporate executives. The standard assumption by big company executives is that technology startups reaching out have no value. Successful entrepreneurs looking to partner should take the time to:
1. Determine the value of corporate partnership for their business.
2. Identify the right companies with complementary products or needs for their services/technology.
3. Build a compelling case (and product) for partnership that appeal to target partners.
4. Connect with the right business and technical decision makers at a target company to efficiently drive a sustainable and mutually beneficial partnership to fruition.
Not sure how to start? Join us and hear from corporate and start-up veterans who have developed and managed these powerful relationships. Case studies, success stories and failures alike will be presented through conversations and a panel discussion.
The Los Angeles Athletic Club is graciously hosting the event at their beautiful and prestigious facilities in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. It was founded in 1880 as the first private club in Los Angeles. Since its founding, the club has served as a training facility for Olympians and resulted in 97 medals, including 47 were gold medals!
Thank you to our sponsors:
Delta and Ernst & Young
MEETING AGENDAS, PRESENTATIONS AND HANDOUTS
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|LOCATION||Chamber||L.A. Center Studios||THe Los Angeles Athletic Club|