SHOULD YOU ATTEND THE 2ND ANNUAL WHARTON DC INNOVATION SUMMIT?

Below are the types of innovators who would gain the most,
and some of the benefits you'll receive if you qualify

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

We welcome innovators ready to reenergize their plans and greatly expand their high-level connections:

SO YOU SHOULD JOIN US IF YOU ARE ….

  • An Entrepreneur in a growth or early-stage business
  • An Executive in a mid-size or Fortune 500 company needing to harness an internal team's creative powers to collaborate successfully
  • A Talent Manager who wants better strategies to attract a diverse workforce for building your organization in the near term
  • A Government, Academic, Nonprofit or NGO official who needs to be more effective and efficient in using limited resources
  • An Official of a public or private organization with technology available for licensing
  • Anyone who needs an edge up with innovative new ideas

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HOW YOU BENEFIT FROM ATTENDING
Your interactions - and networking - with speakers and your fellow attendees, through Q&A, Collaboration Zones, workshops, breaks and receptions - will boost your ability to:

  • Start conversations to HELP SOLVE YOUR BIGGEST CHALLENGES - such as mission execution, funding, finding needed talent, partnership
  • Learn lessons from successful innovation leaders in the private and public sectors: what to do with new ideas for products and services, and what to avoid
  • Find out what angel, venture capital, crowd funding and other investors are looking for before they fund your company, and what shuts their funding doors to you
  • Build your connections to potential funding sources, partners and collaborators who can furnish human and capital resources you need to succeed
  • Refresh your key ideas in memorable workshops and structured time with thought leaders
  • Discover the common threads and tools in varied businesses and settings, and how thinking out of your usual "industry" box can may offer new sources of great ideas and opportunities
  • Help you build a more productive, effective team, with needed resiliency, flexibility and entrepreneurial drive
  • Learn from and interact with speakers such as renowned Wharton Professors:
  • George S. Day, on how to build your business's innovation prowess to fuel sustainable growth and pass your rivals
  • Dave Robertson, also host of SiriusXM 111’s “Innovation Navigation” on innovative building blocks Lego used to reverse its downward spiral and achieve exceptional sales and profit growth

If you attend, you will also be inspired by the stories and learn from

the lessons shared with you by business founders and leaders, such as

  • Serial entrepreneurs such as;
    • Craig Hatkoff (heads Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards to recognizes diverse breakthroughs that change the world at the intersection of technology and culture  
    • John Katzman (Founder: Princeton Review, 2U, Noodle Education)
  • Aneesh Chopra (former CTO of the White House, now cofounder and EVP at Hunch Analytics, author, Innovative State: How New Technologies Can Transform Government
  • Megan Smith, current U.S. CTO at the White House
  • Jane Snowdon, IBM Federal’s Chief Innovation Officer
  • Luis Solis, Chief Innovation Evangelist at Imaginatik
  • S.A. Ibrahim (CEO, Radian Group  (NYSE: RDN)
  • And so many more…

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