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Event: How Startups and Big Business can Innovate Together
At 6.30pm on Tuesday 4th October 2016 join Startacus and Inevert in Manchester (at SpaceportX) for a Startupmeetup & social where you will also find out how your startup can accelerate its growth through corporate collaborations, and partnerships with Big Business.
Successful and mutually beneficial collaborations between Startups and Corporates are becoming an increasingly important element of the UK startup ecosystem. But for many startups there are still major difficulties in actually connectingwith these businesses and fostering valuable working relationships.In this evening social we will explore and discuss the reasons that Corporates are so keen to work with startups, why corporate innovation is so important, and howStartups can accelerate their growth by engaging with them.
But there is a twist! Instead of asking startups to pitch to big businesses (as is customary) we will instead be inviting three leading brands to pitch to attending startups!
Hear from Royal Bank of Scotland, Ordnance Survey and SAGE explain what they are doing within the startup ecosystem - how they are supporting startups, why working with them is a great opportunity, and what they can offer to help accelerate startup growth. You can find out more about the event speakers here.
The event co-host and sponsor Inevert (a platform which bridges the gap between startups and corporate collaboration opportunities) will then chair a panel discussionon how Startups and Big Business can Innovate Together, including guests brands and Simona Bielli Research Programme Coordinator, Digital Startups at NESTA.
Of course there will be plenty of beer, wine, soft drinks and pizza too. Tickets are free but limited so do book your ticket asap.
Timetable of Events - Tuesday 4th October
Location: Spaceportx, 24/26 Lever Street, Manchester, M1 1DZ
6:30pm - 7:15pm - Networking, beer, and pizza
7:15pm - 7:20pm - Welcome and introduction by Startacus Co Founder Alastair Cameron
7:20pm - 7 :40pm - Brand Pitches
7:40pm - 8:10pm - Panel discussion and Q & A
8:10pm - 8:15pm - Closing remarks from Omar Hassan Co Founder of Inevert
8:15pm - 9:00pm - Drinks and networking
About event co-hosts and sponsors Inevert
Inevert was created to unlock the global ecosystem of innovation and make it accessible to all, aiming to help startups grow and scale and bridge the gap to corporate innovation & collaboration. Inevert has been designed to give startups and corporates across the globe, access to each other and more importantly bring the two together with live project opportunities. You can also follow Inevert on Twitter here
*Please note that the event may be filmed for promotional purpose