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Special Evening with the Polsky Center

  • Chicago Booth London Campus 25 Basinghall St England, EC2V 5HA United Kingdom (map)

About the Program: Starr Marcello, executive director of the Polsky Center and adjunct professor of entrepreneurship at Chicago Booth will be moderating a panel on the role of corporate accelerators and incubators in driving disruptive innovation. Panelists will discuss the ways in which their organizations foster entrepreneurship and connect corporate partners with young startups. The panel will share their insights into the role that corporate accelerators and incubators play in the UK's entrepreneurial ecosystem. Panelists will explain how their organizations work with startups and provide them with the infrastructure and access to resources needed to connect with partners and customers. Additionally, the panel will provide advice on building your startups' credibility, identifying potential collaborators, and developing new partnerships.

About the Speakers:

Starr Marcello – Executive Director, Polsky Center; Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship, Chicago Booth

Warwick Hill – Former Senior Managing Director EMEA, Microsoft

Andrew Humphries – Cofounder, The Bakery

Gary Stewart – Managing Director, Wayra UK


18:30 Welcome Reception

19:00 Driving Innovation Panel

20:00 Networking Reception

Cost: Complimentary