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Tuesday, October 9 • 10:15am - 11:30am
Engaging the Startup Community: Investments, Acquihires, and External R&D FILLING

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Come hear from venture groups at Amazon, Boeing, and Microsoft to learn how they use investment, acquisitions, and the external startup community to help with corporate innovation

Learn about topics like:
  • What types of technologies do Amazon, Boeing, and Microsoft invest in?  
  • What do they look for in a startup?
  • How are these venture groups associated with their companies as a whole?  How do they fit in with wider priorities and initiatives?
  • How do these companies engage with the wider ecosystem?  How can startups engage with these companies?  

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Beckett Jackson

Investing Director, Portfolio Strategy, Boeing HorizonX
Beckett Jackson is the investment portfolio director and strategist for an organization that is shaping the future for Boeing and the aerospace industry. Boeing HorizonX explores opportunities through strategy and experimentation with business models for emerging aerospace applications... Read More →
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Lisa Nelson

Managing Director, M12
As Managing Director at M12, Microsoft’s new corporate venture fund, Lisa leads investment activities in the Pacific Northwest. Additionally, she also leads portfolio development activities, marketing and operations for the fund, and VC relationships for Microsoft. Lisa’s been... Read More →
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Rodrigo Prudencio

Corporate Development, The Alexa Fund, Amazon
Rodrigo is a member of the Alexa Fund, Amazon’s corporate venture capital fund dedicated to backing high-quality startups that are innovating their products and services with voice technology. Previously, he was the founder of Shuddle, a family-focused transportation service, and... Read More →

Tuesday October 9, 2018 10:15am - 11:30am PDT
Create33 999 Third Avenue, Suite 3300 Seattle