Sometimes being small and lean is just what the Big Guys are looking for. Seeking to mitigate risk and benefit from the lessons entrepreneurs have learned before they come knocking, many big corporations have moved R&D dollars outside of their company walls. By investing in start-ups, companies can back technologies that align with their strategic or economic objectives, often at a further stage of development.
How do the venturing arms of these corporations identify investment opportunities? What is the advantage of co-investing with an industry partner? if you are an entrepreneur, under what conditions does it make sense to trade control for market? Don't miss this opportunity to hear directly from these capital sources how they invest and how you can get on their radar.
Representatives from three major Connecticut corporations will explain their venture investment programs. Our panel will include Anthony Grosso from Hartford Ventures, Brian Romansky from Pitney Bowes and Laurence Vigeant Langlois from Sikorsky Innovations. Chad Alfeld of Landmark Capital Partners will moderate the discussion.
CVG programs always feature time for networking before and after the presentation so you don't miss connecting with the tech-investment community, no matter how tight your schedule. And if you want even more opportunity to meet and greet, join other emerging professionals for the yCVG After Party at City Steam Brewery Cafe, just around the corner from the GBLC in downtown Hartford. Shipman and Goodwin is sponsoring this casual get-together and will set us up with great appetizers and the first drink for registered attendees. Click on the link below to register for either or both the Corporate Venturing Program and the After Party!