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Join the Corporate Revolution and Learn How Startups are Changing Big-Business Strategy

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The Challenge Festival kicks off tomorrow evening with an opening party at 1776, followed by a week of startup competition and conferences that will get your innovative juices flowing.

One such conference is The Corporate Revolution, a lunchtime event that will be held on Tuesday, May 13 at Ideaspace. This conference will focus on how startup innovation is becoming a critical component of leading corporations’ competitive strategies. It’s the perfect opportunity to see how “thinking like a startup” is affecting even the biggest, most established companies. How might this trend apply to your company? Better yet, what does it mean for you, as an entrepreneur?

A panel of innovation executives from major corporations will discuss their strategy of partnering with or acquiring startups to keep their companies growing and innovating over time. It’s a case of the big guys learning from the little guys, and this strategy speaks to the growing role startups and their founders are playing in the larger business world.

Here’s a peek at the panelists who will be speaking next Tuesday:

  • Evan Burfield, Cofounder at 1776
  • Diana Stepner, VP of Innovation Partnerships and Developer Relations at Pearson
  • Karen Dahut, Executive Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Mark Smith, MD, Director, MedStar Institute for Innovation
  • Brian Lukoff, Program Director, Learning Catalytics at Pearson
  • Donna Harris, Cofounder at 1776

Lunch and learn about The Corporate Revolution! Here are the details you need to attend this exciting conference:

The Corporate Revolution

Tuesday, May 13 @ 11:30am

Ideaspace – 300 Tingey St. SE, Washington, DC

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About the Author

Meg Rayford is a communications consultant based in Northern Virginia. She previously spent two years as the Director of Public Relations for a nonprofit startup, where she learned a lot about providing clean water for impoverished countries, even within the confines of a bootstrapped startup. She is the editor of Tech Cocktail, and she develops media strategies for companies in Washington, DC and Virginia. You can read her most recent work in the marketing chapter of the upcoming book, "Social Innovation and Impact in Nonprofit Leadership," which will be published in Spring 2014 by Springer Publishing. Follow her @megkrayford.

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