Acceleprise Corporate x Startup Collaboration Series: Future of Work

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Corporate x Startup Collaboration Series: Future of Work Edition

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85% of jobs that will exist in 2030 haven’t been invented yet.

Technological transformations and disruption is driving the greatest changes in the jobs we have and what it means to work. Preparing for this future will require legacy leaders and nimble newcomers to work together.

The Acceleprise Corporate & Startup Collaboration Series, Future of Work Edition will bring together leading corporate innovators, B2B startup CEOs, entrepreneurs and investors.

Featuring provocative discussions on the challenges, opportunities and best practices on how corporate and startups can work together and pitches from startups defining the future of work - attendees will leave the evening inspired and armed with tactical takeaways on how to future proof their business.

If you're a corporate innovator or a B2B startup founder, you won't want to miss this one! A big thank you to our sponsor E*TRADE for helping bring this event to life.


September 30th, 2019

E*TRADE, 11 Time Square, 32nd Floor, New York, NY, 10036

Please bring a photo ID for check in at reception. If you plan on bringing a guest, please ensure they register.

Questions? Reach out to Olivia O'Sullivan at


6:00-6:30PM - Networking, Food & Beverages

6:30-7:15PM - Panel Discussion

7:15-7:45 - Corporate & Startup Pitches

7:45-8:00 - Networking


James Murphy, Entrepreneur in Resident, Acceleprise - James Murphy is an Entrepreneur in Resident at Acceleprise, a top-ranked B2B SaaS accelerator and fund with offices in San Francisco, New York and Toronto.

Murphy is also an angel investor and the Co-Founder of Robly, a marketing automation platform used by over 50,000 small businesses.

Previously, he was a Vice President of Credit Trading at Barclays Capital.

Fielding Kidd, Director, LIFT Labs Business Partnerships, Comcast - Fielding Kidd is the Director of Business Partnerships for Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs, which is focused on building programs that drive product innovation for Comcast NBCUniversal businesses through early stage startups.

Kidd is specifically responsible for meeting with hundreds of startups of each year, shepherding top startups across the Comcast NBCUniversal ecosystem, and sourcing startups for the LIFT Labs Accelerator powered by Techstars and the LIFT Labs’ POC/Pilot program. She also is responsible for securing ecosystem partners to help LIFT Labs connected with startup communities across the globe.

Previously Kidd was the Manager of Innovation Programs at Media Labs, NBCUniversal where she served as an internal innovation consultant on emerging technologies like AR/VR/MR, conversational user interfaces, and automatic mining of video metadata. She also was responsible for managing innovation programs like the patent program and an open innovation platform. During her tenure at NBCUniversal she was named one of Broadcasting and Cable’s Top 10 Emerging Technology Leaders to Watch.Technology, Product Strategy and Innovation.

Sumner Vanderhoof, Co-Founder & CEO, addapptation - Sumner Vanderhoof is the Co-Founder & CEO of addapptation, a user experience platform for companies that use They create experiences that change the way companies do business by focusing on people and how they work. Their goal is to inspire people to do more by providing an engaging and focused way to interact with employees, customers, and partners.

Previously Sumner was the President of Landscape Digital, which provides services in micro app development, development, web application development and strategic consulting.


Hoppin - Breaking barriers through job shadowing. Hoppin empowers dynamic professionals to experience and learn from a range of industries and experts. They currently work with companies like: Citi, Uber Eats, Dig Inn and more

Sayge - Professional development for people-first companies. Sayge delivers powerful one-to-one coaching, powered by technology, to attract, develop and retain the best people, at scale. They currently work with companies like: BMW, Chubb, WPP, Foursquare and more.

Pulse Q&A - A social learning platform for technology leaders. Pulse Q&A is a new way to grow and drive decisions through the power of the crowd. They currently work with technology leaders at companies like: Microsoft, Salesforce, Okta, Toyota, Visa, GE, SAP and more!

Bid Ops - Vendor engagement outside your inbox. Bid Ops is a first-mover AI procurement platform that accelerates business partnerships between leading buyers and top suppliers. They currently work with a variety of Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 companies.


Acceleprise is a top-ranked, pre-seed B2B SaaS accelerator and fund with offices in San Francisco, New York City and Toronto. With over 120+ portfolio companies, Acceleprise founders have gone on to raise over $150M from funds like NEA, Uncork Capital, 8VC, Founders Fund, Menlo Ventures, Bowery Capital, Susa Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, SV Angel, True Ventures and many more.

Acceleprise is backed by leading operators, including the CEOs of Zuora, Five9 and Gainsight, as well as executives from leading companies like SalesForce, Cisco and Apple.

If you're building a B2B SaaS business, we'd love to hear from you. Apply for our upcoming January cohorts here.

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