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All Raise is excited to host a roundtable discussion for startup founders, investors, and corporates looking to better understand and navigate corporate-startup engagements. We will kick off this event with a brief panel session featuring corporate innovation leaders at PepsiCo, TelevisaUnivision, Diageo, SGWS, and Ferguson to uncover the mismatched pace and differing motivators between startups and corporations. Roundtable discussions will follow to explore strategies startups and investors can adopt to successfully identify and engage the right corporate contacts for investments and revenue-generating opportunities.

Corporates will walk away with a better understanding of how their peers are accelerating growth and solving specific business challenges by working with startups and how to garner the necessary internal support and resources to maximize the potential of these corporate-startup partnerships.

By inviting corporates and VCs into the conversation, our goal for the evening is to bridge the communication gap, address fundamentals on the types of corporate innovation (e.g., activities, structures, and champions), and provide actionable steps for founders, investors, and corporates hoping to connect the dots between scalable ideas and businesses.

  • Sarah Pichardo Tech Venturing & Innovation, PepsiCo
  • Rodrigo Lascurain US Growth & Venture Capital, TelevisaUnivision
  • Sallie Jian Director, Head of Ventures NA, Diageo
  • Cristina Benitez Head of SG Ventures, Southern Glazer’s Wines & Spirits
  • Andrea Chico Business Development Manager, Ferguson Ventures

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