Disrupting the Ecosystem: The Rise of the Corporate Accelerator

(29th October)

On the 29th of October, OpenAxel, in collaboration with Wayra, NESTA and Innovate Finance present ‘Disrupting the Ecosystem: The Rise of the Corporate Accelerator’ event. This unique occasion provides a full stack innovation strategy overview on a practical level. Whether you’re running an accelerator, are a corporation looking to pursue innovation on a more meaningful level or wish to start buying-in start-up technologies and services, then this event is for you. Everyone in the audience will have an understanding of how it has been done, how it’s evolved and what’s in store in the upcoming years.
The event will be celebrated in Wayra UK premises and will count with the assistance of numerous corporations, including Telefonica, Santander, Orange, Amazon, Virgin, Dell, Barclays, Unilever, Enel or Singtel. For more information on the speakers and the agenda: http://wayra.co.uk/corpaccel/

Companies Participating

Key Note Speaker

Jeff Hoffman (Co-founder)
Jeff Hoffman (Co-founder)Priceline

Speakers

Gary Stewart (Head of Wayra UK)
Gary Stewart (Head of Wayra UK)Wayra UK
John Bradford (Managing Director)
John Bradford (Managing Director)TechStars
Jeremy Bassett (New ventures Director)
Jeremy Bassett (New ventures Director)Unilever Foundry
Mei Shui (Managing Director)
Mei Shui (Managing Director)Virgin Startup
Feilim Mackle (Sales and Service Director)
Feilim Mackle (Sales and Service Director)Telefonica/O2
Luciano Tomassi (Head of Innovation Portfolio and New Business Models)
Luciano Tomassi (Head of Innovation Portfolio and New Business Models)Enel
Zubin Chagpar (Venture Capital and Accelerator Focus EMEA)
Zubin Chagpar (Venture Capital and Accelerator Focus EMEA)Amazon
Greg Rogers (Executive Director)
Greg Rogers (Executive Director)TechStars/Barclays Accelerator
Manuel Cantalapiedra (Head of Strategic Planning)
Manuel Cantalapiedra (Head of Strategic Planning)Santander
Todd O’Brien (Co-founder, Dell for Entrepreneurs)
Todd O’Brien (Co-founder, Dell for Entrepreneurs)Dell
Reshma Sohoni (Partner and Co-Founder)
Reshma Sohoni (Partner and Co-Founder)Seedcamp
Matt Lerner (Distro Partner, London)
Matt Lerner (Distro Partner, London)500 Startups
Chris McCullough (CEO and Co-Founder)
Chris McCullough (CEO and Co-Founder)RotaGeek Ltd
Imogen Wethered (Co-Founder)
Imogen Wethered (Co-Founder)Qudini
Agustin Moro (Head of Partnerships)
Agustin Moro (Head of Partnerships)Telefónica/ Open Future
Alex Wood (Editor in Chief)
Alex Wood (Editor in Chief)The Memo
Valerie Mocker (Senior Researcher, Startups and Entrepreneurship)
Valerie Mocker (Senior Researcher, Startups and Entrepreneurship)Nesta
Junaid Bajwa (NHS Fast Track Programme)
Junaid Bajwa (NHS Fast Track Programme)NHS
Robin Wauters (Founding Editor)
Robin Wauters (Founding Editor)Tech.eu
Martin Kelly (Co-Founder and CEO)
Martin Kelly (Co-Founder and CEO)HealthXL
Axel Menneking (Head of Investments and International)
Axel Menneking (Head of Investments and International)hub:raum
Abhi Naha (Head of Marketing and Business Development)
Abhi Naha (Head of Marketing and Business Development)Cambridge Wireless
Roy Azoulay (Senior Tech Transfer Manager; Founding Incubator Manager)
Roy Azoulay (Senior Tech Transfer Manager; Founding Incubator Manager)Isis Innovation Ltd
Kit Carson (Head of Banking Products)
Kit Carson (Head of Banking Products)Verdict Financial
Sameer Gulati (Policy and Research Advisor)
Sameer Gulati (Policy and Research Advisor)Innovate Finance
Stuart Marks (Chairman)
Stuart Marks (Chairman)L Marks
Nancy Fechnay (Flight VC, Innovation Advisor & Interim Director)
Nancy Fechnay (Flight VC, Innovation Advisor & Interim Director)TechStars
Nathalie Boulanger (Senior Vice President)
Nathalie Boulanger (Senior Vice President)Orange Start-up Ecosystem
Bindi Karia (Founding Partner)
Bindi Karia (Founding Partner)NewCo