How To Think Like a VC

The most successful corporate innovation teams take a venture capital approach to their innovation projects. This means that executives primarily focus on capital allocation and portfolio management. They serve on boards, but don’t run the “companies.”

In this workshop, we will discuss how established companies can take a venture style approach to their innovation efforts.

What We’ll Cover

  • What a “growth board” should look like inside of a large organization.
  • How to manage a “portfolio of innovation.”
  • What decision making should look like in a venture -style approach.
  • When

  • August 27, 2018
  • 8:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Where

  • Digital Intent
  • 118 N Peoria Street, 2nd Floor
  • Chicago, IL 60607
Joe Dwyer

About The Speaker

Joe Dwyer is an investor, technologist, and serial entrepreneur. He is a partner at Digital Intent, a firm that creates disruptive digital businesses for clients, and sister company Founder Equity, a fund that employs a novel approach to early-stage investing. He also teaches innovation and entrepreneurship courses at Kellogg School of Management.

Over the past twenty years as a serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist he has built, grown, invested in, and sold high-growth technology businesses. Joe is a mentor for Techstars, a Charter Member of TIE, and a mentor for Founder Institute, among other activities.

Joe holds an MBA with Distinction from the Kellogg School of Management, and a law degree Cum Laude, Order of the Coif, from the Northwestern University School of Law.