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Innovate Celebrate 2018

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Innovate Celebrate connects companies at every stage and size with out-of-the-box programming and forward-thinking topics. From October 15 - 17 at the Revere Hotel Boston Common, emerging founders, seasoned execs, leading tech brands, and esteemed investors will gather under one roof to foster growth, enhance knowledge, and share insight.

The co-producers of Innovate Celebrate, Established (formerly TechCo Media and creators of Startup of the Year) and the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), expanded conference content above and beyond the Headliner stage by creating two Innovation Pop-Up stages - the Startup Stage and the Assembly Foyer Lounge Stage. These side stages support the mission to bridge the gap between companies of all stages and sizes and will do so via engaging, interactive programming such as 1:1 interviews, panels, demos, and interactive discussions.

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Monday, October 15
Making the Most of Innovate Celebrate | Space | Corporate Innovation | Acquisitions


Monday morning kicks off three days of startups, leading tech brands, and important connections. Both the Startup and Lounge Stages will welcome attendees with insight and guidance on how startups and corporations can leverage their time at Innovate Celebrate.
Speakers: Mara Lewis, Co-founder, ID8 Innovation; Rich Maloy, Engagement Director, Established

Established’s partner NASA iTech encourages entrepreneurs to think outside of the box, or rather to take their ideas and think how they might work for future space expeditions. Needless to say, it’s an intriguing way to approach innovation. The “Your Company Belongs in Space” panel will highlight how commercial market technologies can also address tech needs and find solutions for NASA missions.
Speakers: Kira Blackwell, Program Executive, NASA iTech; Felipe Gomez del Campo, CEO, FGC Plasma Solutions LLC; Jennifer Lopez, Commercial Innovation, CASIS; and David Sinclair, Ph.D, Professor, Harvard Medical School

This interactive conversation will explore the benefits of large companies connecting with startups in order to embrace innovation. Ken Ito, Senior Director and General Manage, for Canon U.S.A, Inc. and Eliott Peck, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Imaging Technologies and Communications Group, Canon U.S.A, Inc. visit with Jen Consalvo, Co-CEO, Established and Mara Lewis, Co-founder and President, Id8 Innovation.

Startups of all stages and sizes are in a competitive space when it comes to Acquisitions. Join Jen Consalvo (Established) and Veer Gidwaney (Maxwell Health) discuss lessons learned and share best practices of what they’ve experienced during the acquisition process. Established, formerly TechCo Media, is the producer of Startup of the Year, and Maxwell Health was the very first Startup of the Year winner in 2013.

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Tuesday, October 16
eSports Tech | Advocacy | Accelerators | AI Startups | Funding Priorities


eSports Tech is an explosive industry, and Boston is right in the middle of the action. Come hear Abe Stein (Sports Innovation Lab), Jim Ferris (Celtics Crossover Gaming), and T.L. Taylor (MIT) discuss the area’s key eSports startups and how they are stimulating growth and are a part of the rising trends in this market.

In an ever-changing world where it’s increasingly important to have your voice heard by elected leaders, we need to learn how to so more effectively. Advocacy engagement is the subject of the critical interactive discussion with Seth Turner (Congressional Management Foundation) and Jamie Boone (CTA’s Gov’t Affairs Team).

Curious about the role of Accelerators in the startup space and how it continues to evolve? Rich Maloy (Established) and Dina Samra (GAN) discuss these changes in the accelerator space and how startups and businesses can continue to grow together.

An interactive presentation on AI and Boston Startups led by Alice, the first machine learning platform helping entrepreneurs grow their business.
Speakers: Carolyn Rodz (Alice); Sampriti Bhattacharyya (Hydroswarm); Taniya Mishra (Affectiva)

You won’t want to miss the cutting-edge research covering the challenges and priorities surrounding startup entrepreneurs.
Speakers: Lesley Rohrbaugh (CTA); Robbie Cabral (BenjLock); Matt Caywood (TransitScreen); Eric Hsia (TransLink Capital); Mike Phillips (Vigilant); Aviva Rosman (BallotReady)
PS: BenjiLock and BallotReady are Startup of the Year alumni!

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It's not too late to join us at Innovate Celebrate for the three-days of bridging the gap between the very best emerging startups and the world's leading brands. Or, join us for the Monday night Startup of the Year Showcase and Celebration. Register for the conference or purchase a single evening ticket here.