Who should attend
CVCs, corporate innovation officers, and executives who want to deepen their understanding of early stage seed investing and learn how to work with startups.
About the course
VC Unlocked: New York is 500 Startups’ two-day seminar for investors and corporate leaders who want to learn how to innovate like a top VC firm. Together with the Columbia Venture Community, we'll explore how your organization can work with startups and build world-class corporate innovation programs.
- Deepen your understanding of early-stage seed investing with 500’s playbook based on insights from 2,300+ deals
- Benchmark your corporate innovation practice with best practices from top CVCs
- Grow your network of startups, early stage investors, and program alumni
- Cultivating an Innovation Mindset at a Corporate: How to think like an SV VC
- Defining your Corporate innovation Hypothesis
- Opportunity Assessment Framework
- Building a strategic portfolio of investments
- Fast cycle innovation in a corporate setting
- Partnering with Startups: success with a proof of concept
- M&A Interactive Exercise
- How to create value for the parent company
Jeremy Kagan is the founder and CEO of Pricing Engine, a web service that empowers users to benchmark, optimize and expand their digital marketing campaigns. Using the company’s proprietary predictive algorithms and data sets, and expert recommendation system for customized, prioritized, and valu...
Bedy Yang is Managing Partner at 500 Startups. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, 500 Startups is a global, early stage tech VC fund that manages +$350M AuM in +1,800 investments around the world. In addition to being the most active global seed investor, 500 Startups runs a series of ecosystem-dev...
Ana Paula González is an Innovation & Partnerships Director at 500 Startups, a Silicon Valley-based, early stage tech VC fund whose mission is to discover and back the world’s most talented entrepreneurs, help them create successful companies at scale, and build thriving global ecosystems. To...
Vijay is Director of Innovation and Partnerships at 500 Startups where he works at the intersection of startups, investors, and corporate innovation. Vijay is an innovation advisor and strategic partner to a wide range of industries from financial services to retail to automotive. Previously, he...
Ryan is a San Francisco-based Lean Startup consultant and university lecturer with senior leadership experience in product design, marketing, and user experience at technology companies in New York City, San Francisco, and Silicon Valley. Prior to founding LeanStudio, he led marketing at several ...
Julia Huang is a guest speaker at VC Unlocked: New York. Julia joined American Express in 2011 and currently leads Amex Ventures’ Consumer investment vertical, overall investment strategy and portfolio management practices. Before joining American Express, Julia worked in Corporate Development a...
Travis Skelly is a guest speaker at VC Unlocked: New York. Travis joined Citi Ventures in 2016; he is responsible for sourcing and executing venture investments in companies that sit at the intersection of financial services and technology. Travis is obsessed with understanding how financial inst...
A guest speaker at VC Unlocked: New York, Morgan is a Principal at Comcast Ventures. Prior to joining Comcast, he worked at Genacast Ventures where his responsibilities include evaluating investment opportunities, sourcing new deals, and managing the growth of existing portfolio companies. Previ...
Mike Joslin – Growth, Investments, and Acquisitions, Marriott International A guest speaker at VC Unlocked: New York, Mike Joslin is part of the Growth, Investments, and Acquisitions team at Marriott International. Mike defines and manages the startup partnership and venture investment program f...
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