New Technologies / Emerging Markets / Speed of Disruption / Exponential Change

Innovating in today's environment requires new tools, new insights, and new talent - inside and outside the organization. From startup founders to innovation executives to investors, the Inside/Outside Innovation Summit will offer a 3-day, hands-on experience to help you learn fast and grow faster. Join us and explore...

  • How can startups and corporates engage each other to drive value? 
  • How can you thrive in an environment where the average tenure of a S&P 500 company has shrunk from 33 years in 1965 to a projected 14 years by 2025?
  • How do you identify and capitalize on the technologies & trends that are redefining markets?
  • How can you turn today's disruption into an advantage?
  • How do large organizations build, buy, partner or invest in startups?
  • How can startups better position themselves for partnerships with larger organizations?
  • How can teams accelerate innovation with new tools, techniques and talent?

Companies in every industry are looking to innovate faster and more effectively - inside and outside the organization. The Summit is a way to speed up these collisions and connections for both startups and corporate innovators.

For Startup Teams

At the center of the Summit is the Startup Showcase and Demo Pit. The arena floor will hold booths for over 100 high-growth startups from various industries (FinTech, InsuranceTech, MarketingTech, HRtech,  SaaS, Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, and others). Startups chosen for the floor will have an opportunity to better engage corporate customers and partners, show off new technologies and meet and mix with fellow startup teams.

Each startup must apply to be included in the showcase and/or the pitch competition. Chosen teams will be matched with corporate innovators & fellow startup founders (think investor, customer & talent speed-dating). A select number of startups will be chosen from the application pool to compete in a pitch competition for a $100k investment & incentives. Tickets will be required for all attendees. A rolling application process is being used, so we encourage teams to apply early. 

Don't want to showcase or pitch? Grab a ticket for access to the keynotes, sessions, networking, parties or just to walk the showcase floor. Click here for discounted tickets for startups


For Corporate Teams

Corporate teams won't want to miss the opportunity to learn the latest tools and techniques for accelerating innovation in the Corporate Innovation Track. Meet and engage directly with startups to learn first-hand what it's like to think, move and act at startup speed. Talk to industry experts and other innovation teams to better understand the latest trends and the methods for injecting innovation into larger organizations. Give your teams the necessary training to move faster and act bolder. Walk the Startup Showcase and Demo Pit area to meet the teams building the latest technologies and services.


For Individuals / instigators / Intra-preneurs / and Other Innovators

Attend to learn, engage, and connect with other innovators and instigators. Grab a ticket for access to all of the sessions (including keynotes, both Startup and Corporate Innovation tracks, the Startup Showcase and Demo Pit, and the Opening Night party at Rule G and the Innovator's Mashup Reception). 

Learn about innovation trends, Lean Startup, and other startup + corporate innovation methodologies. Other sessions will cover business model disruption, partnering with startups, fundraising, and more. 


Why Lincoln? An Unexpected Place for Innovation


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