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Best Practices for Corporate + Startup Partnerships

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DC Startup Week 2019

Corporates are more interested than ever to partner with startups to further their innovation reach. However, the structures of these partnerships take many forms. Corporate innovation executives and experienced entrepreneurs come together to share their best practices, and lessons learned when forming these lasting partnerships.


Michael Goldstein

President, SwitchPitch

As a startup founder, seed investor, and occasional big company employee, Michael has experienced business development from many perspectives. It’s never easy, especially for startups – wrong time, wrong product, wrong contact, wrong price, etc. His current business, SwitchPitch... Read More →


Sachin Agarwal

Innovation Lead, USPS

Eman Pahlevani

CoFounder, LiveSafe and Hungry

Eric Acton

Head of Innovation Ecosystems, Rolls Royce

I’m an entrepreneurial, pioneering, digital & technology leader. A relentless change agent, always challenging the status quo, always looking for a better way. I can be the evangelist, out leading the team or be behind the scenes, the collaborative, persuasive, lateral thinking... Read More →

Jacqueline M. Baker

Director of Innovation Programming, AARP Innovation Labs

Jacqueline M. Baker is the Director of Innovation Programming for AARP Innovation Labs, where she is responsible for accelerating the AARP innovation ecosystem by curating programming and experiences for both startups and organizations to influence, shape and co-create products and... Read More →

Anna Mason

Partner, Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund

Anna Mason is a Partner on Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund. In this capacity, she leads the investment process for select deals in the fund, across a variety of industries including logistics, e-commerce, and B2B SaaS. Anna also leads strategy and execution for the Rise... Read More →

Friday September 13, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
The Hatchery – AARP Innovation Labs 575 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA