Collective Disruption: Science Center Panel Addresses Collaboration Between Startups and Large Corporations

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Industry experts will address collaboration between startups and large companies during Collective Disruption, a Smart Talk panel at the University City Science Center on Tuesday, December 2, 2014.

What are large corporations looking for in potential startup collaborators? How can early-stage companies position themselves to be attractive to future partners? Industry experts will address collaboration between startups and large companies during Collective Disruption, a Smart Talk panel at the University City Science Center on Tuesday, December 2, 2014.

Michael Docherty, CEO of Venture2 and author of Collective Disruption: How Corporations & Start-Ups Can Co-Create Transformative New Businesses will lead a panel discussion with Brian McVeigh, Vice President, WWBD Transactions and Investment Management at GlaxoSmithKline; Christopher P. Molineaux, President & CEO, Pennsylvania Bio; and Marcelo Rouco, CEO, Ecosave.

Smart Talk is a quarterly Science Center program that gives startup and growing companies a look at best practices and business strategies from industry leaders in the region. Smart Talk is co-sponsored by TriNet and the University City Keystone Innovation Zone.

Smart Talk: Adventures in Entrepreneurialism
8:30 a.m. – Registration, networking & continental breakfast
9:00 a.m. – Presentation followed by Q&A
10:00 a.m. – Adjourn

There is no charge for the event which will take place at Quorum at the Science Center, 3711 Market Street, Suite 800. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Online registration is available at: http://sciencecenter.cal.basecampbusiness.com/node/907499

About the Science Center
The University City Science Center is a dynamic hub for innovation, and entrepreneurship and technology development in the Greater Philadelphia region. It provides business incubation, programming, lab and office facilities, and support services for entrepreneurs, start-ups, and growing and established companies. The Science Center was the first, and remains the largest, urban research park in the United States. Since it was founded in 1963, graduate organizations and current residents of the University City Science Center’s Port business incubators have created more than 15,000 jobs that remain in the Greater Philadelphia region today and contribute more than $9 billion to the regional economy annually. For more information about the Science Center, go to http://www.sciencecenter.org.

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