Session 5 - May 31, 2018 (theiosummit.com)
Local startup ecosystems are flourishing outside of the traditional tech centers, from Lincoln to Boise to Des Moines. But connecting them to global markets and capital can be tough. Let’s talk about how technology can help break down geographic barriers and link ecosystems into global networks.
Peter Gardner has been in the innovation market for over 20 years, initially as a venture capital investor helping early-stage entrepreneurs build their businesses. More recently Peter founded Startgrid, a company focused on connecting entrepreneurs and enterprises to bring innovation to life and build strategic value. Startgrid’s platform is used by some of the world’s largest enterprises to manage how they connect with global innovators and deliver solutions to internal product and R&D teams.
Peter sits on the Advisory Board of the Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship at Santa Clara University. He has a BS from Tufts University and an MBA from UCLA.
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