Innovation Leaders Unite in Next Generation Events and Summits

Our Corporate Partnership is designed for leaders from marketing, technology, business development, R&D, and innovation strategy. In our invitation-only quarterly events and immersive summits, curated groups of innovators and executives from top corporations come together to capitalize on the most disruptive technologies and trends.

We publish quarterly Disruption Briefs and offer live QA webinar sessions with thought leaders. Some levels of partnership include strategic direction and access to primary research and outcomes from selected initiatives. Companies gain exposure not only to game-changing startups but also to other innovative corporations and potentially identify tactical toolkits for partnering.

  • Insights from our initiatives and next-generation learning events for distilling the hype and staying on the front edge of highly disruptive spaces
  • Benefit from cross-pollination with peers across industries and validate ideas quickly
  • Learn about disruptive technology trends to make more informed decisions
  • Multiple members from the same company benefit by creating a shared language and strategic alignment across the enterprise
  • Pioneered methodology for collaboration and experiential learning
  • Identify needed skill sets and develop a talent strategy to match the speed of disruption

Disruption Research
As a Corporate Partner, you will receive four disruption briefs throughout the year detailing key disruption themes and noteworthy startups in that space. In addition, twice a year you will be invited to a Webinar Spotlight where we will expand on the content in the briefs and answer any questions in an accessible, interactive format.

Contact us to learn more about annual Corporate Partnership options.

Benchmarking and Insights

  • Curated groups of innovation leaders, university talent, and startup gurus come together to capitalize on the most disruptive technologies and trends
  • Take part in deep dive conversations in a purposefully small group setting for deep, meaningful interactions
  • Insights from Co-Innovation Initiatives and next-generation learning events for distilling the hype and staying on the front edge of highly disruptive spaces
  • Benefit from cross-pollination with peers across industries
  • Multiple members from the same company benefit by creating a shared language and strategic alignment across the enterprise

Disruption Topics for 2019*: 

Applications for Blockchain / IoT /
AR/VR / AI and other technologies

Accelerating Corporate-Startup
Co-Innovation

Transportation and Mobility

Connected Health

*We run a co-creation session each year to gather input for topics each year.  These topics can change based on input.

Fueling Innovation Across the Enterprise

Two Immersive Summits
Four Disruption Briefs
Four Half-day Learning Sessions
Two Webinar Spotlights
Three Invitation-Only VIP Networking Events
Discounts on Special Events and Learning Programs Throughout the Year

Real-world Insights and Collaborations

“The connections have been tremendous in collaborating with other companies from very different industries. There are unique opportunities for learning that I can’t get elsewhere.”
Dan Kaiser, SVP, Innovation and Development,
CUNA Mutual Group

“We appreciate the openness and opportunities for cross-industry learning, it’s a design thinking network."
Mike Zhang, VP Global Innovation at Lands’ End

See what our events are like

In a recent event, executives from leading companies, startup gurus, and university participants validated ideas and learned new ways for addressing disruption while giving strategic direction and learning from insights in our Co-Innovation Initiatives. See what you missed in this short remix video:
If you would like to experience one of our events, we welcome requests from innovation leaders from mid- to large-sized corporations to attend a session to learn more.  Request an invitation to attend one of our half-day sessions either in Milwaukee or Madison as a guest. There is no cost or obligation to join for approved participants.

Next Steps

Contact us to learn more about annual Corporate Partnership programs.