Masterclass: Spurring Innovation Through Collaboration Between Corporations and Startups

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Hosted by Illinois Science & Technology Coalition

Masterclass Room 1 - The Merchandise Mart 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza Chicago Illinois 60654




Chicago and the state of Illinois have a thriving innovation ecosystem that has led to a rapidly growing startup community. At the same time, the state has one of the largest concentrations of Fortune 500 companies in the nation. But there is often a disconnect between the two sectors, which hinders innovation at these established corporations. Learn how some corporations are striving to innovate by proactively partnering with cutting-edge startups to give them a leg up on their competition. Speakers to be announced shortly.

Time of this event is subject to change.


Venue & Location

Masterclass Room 1 - The Merchandise Mart

222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, Illinois 60654





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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Masterclass: Spurring Innovation Through Collaboration Between Corporations and Startups

Hosted by Illinois Science & Technology Coalition






  • Eric Christopher

    Eric Christopher

    Senior Vice President of Sales

    Sprout Social

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  • Mark Harris

    Mark Harris

    President & CEO

    Illinois Science & Technology Coalition

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  • Dan Moriarty

    Dan Moriarty

    Director of Digital Strategy & Activation

    Hyatt Hotels Corporation

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