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SunTrust Park

655 Battery Avenue, SE

Atlanta, GA 30339

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Spend the morning with corporate innovation leaders from the largest companies in Atlanta. Explore the current innovation landscape and learn best practices through a succinct agenda of speakers, panels and workshops.

The growing corporate participant list already includes:

  • Porsche North America
  • SunTrust Bank
  • Capgemini
  • Coca-Cola
  • COX Enterprises
  • InterContinental Hotels Group
  • The Weather Company
  • Georgia Pacific
  • Elavon
  • CSM Bakery
  • Michelin
  • Old Castle
  • Emerson
  • Travelport
  • Delta
  • NCR

Summit Schedule

8:00 - Doors Open

9:00 - Kickoff - "Making Atlanta a Leading Global Innovation Hub"

9:20 - CEO Fireside Chat - "Innovation as a Strategy" with Bill Connors, President of Comcast Cable’s Central Division and moderated by Hala Moddelmog, President of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce

10:00 - Innovation Big & Small with

  • Rob Rob Frohwein, CEO and Co-Founder of Kabbage
  • Duncan O’Brien, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Corporate Strategy and Investments of Cox Enterprises
  • Chris Hill, Chief Information & Technology Officer, Watson Content & IoT of IBM/The Weather Company
  • Aaron Gwinner, Global Director - Marketing Technology, Digital and Analytics at Coca-Cola

10:40 - Break

11:00 - Workshops

  • #1 - "Better Together - A Playbook for How Corporations and Startups can Work Together"
  • #2 - "How Design is the Key Enabler to Corporate Innovation"
  • #3 - "Evaluating a Startup: The VC Perspective"

Stay for Lunch & Meet Startups in the Afternoon

Startup Alley

During Startup Alley corporations and Venture Capitalists can informally meet with BridgeCommunity startups at their showcase tables.

Collaborate to Innovate

For a deeper dive on startup + corporate commercialization opportunities we recommend you register for Collaborate to Innovate. Heavily-vetted, B2B & B2B2C startups from BridgeCommunity, TechStars, Venture Atlanta and Engage Ventures will join forward-thinking corporations for curated introductions and meetings to explore potential POC and pilot relationships. Running in 30-minute increments from 12:00 - 3:00 PM, meetings are curated on a double opt-in basis only. For now, simply sign up to participate via eventbrite and you will get an email from the matching platform later in a few days asking you to choose your startup selection.

***Register separately for Collaborate to Innovate here: https://dealshappenhere.eventbrite.com

Hosted by:

Metro Atlanta Chamber


Techstars Atlanta


SunTrust Park Conference Center, Enter at 1st Base Gate

Guests should park in the Delta Deck (655 Battery Avenue, SE Atlanta, GA 30339), enter the ballpark at the 1st Base Gate (you’ll see the Bobby Cox statue). Take the escalators to the left up to the Terrace Level. Make a right into the conference center.

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SunTrust Park

655 Battery Avenue, SE

Atlanta, GA 30339

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