Ep. 111 – Peter Gardner with Startgrid on Innovation Ecosystems

Ep. 111 – Peter Gardner with Startgrid on Innovation Ecosystems

Building Innovation Ecosystems Outside of Silicon Valley

Peter Gardner is the Founder and CEO of Startgrid, a company focused on connecting entrepreneurs and enterprises. His mission is to use software to build the density of resources (VCs/accelerators/access to capital/relationships) in innovation ecosystems outside of Silicon Valley. He believes innovation can happen anywhere.

In this podcast, Peter talks with Brian Ardinger about how enterprises need to take a collaborative approach. They need to engage with global innovation ecosystems and integrate new technology, to stay competitive in a changing marketplace. Innovation teams need to develop internal skills and capacities, while growing their external collaborations. Startups should consider a more strategic approach to building relationships with enterprises, giving both a competitive advantage.

Peter has spent 20 years as both an entrepreneur and venture capitalist, helping early-stage entrepreneurs seed and build their businesses. His experience includes being a General Partner at Allegis Capital, where he worked with more than 30 large enterprises on their external innovation programs.

Learn more about Peter at https://corp.startgrid.com/author/peter-gardener or email him at peter@startgrid.com.

If you are interested in building and accessing innovation ecosystems, check out Brian’s talk with Daniel Fozzati at IdeaLondon https://insideoutside.io/podcast/ep-101-daniel-fozzati-with-idealondon-on-system-innovation-at-30000-ft/ or Paul Singh’s talk at the Inside Outside Innovation Summit 2017 https://insideoutside.io/podcast/ep-91-paul-singh-i-o-innovation-summit/

 

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