August 1, 2016

Future Squared Episode #48: Techstars, Brexit and Corporate Accelerators with Max Kelly

Future Squared Episode #48: Techstars, Brexit and Corporate Accelerators with Max Kelly
 

Max Kelly is currently Managing Director of Techstars London. Techstars is the world’s leading accelerator programme for early stage

Prior to Techstars, Max spent 12 years at Virgin where he was responsible for the strategy of the group and for starting new companies:- Virgin Insight - delivered big data consultancy to all the Virgin companies- Virgin Mobile USA - grew to revenues of $1bn within 18 months- Virgin Mobile Canada - voted best Canadian network in its launch year- Virgin Healthbank - freezing stem cells cryogenicallyThese companies exited for more than $500M for Richard Branson.

Alongside his Virgin commitments, Max also co-founded lastsecondtickets.com which was successfully sold in 2014.

Topics discussed:

  • Corporate startup relationships
  • Fintech and blockchain
  • Brexit
  • Why Techstars success rates hover around 90%W
  • hat Techstars looks for in startup founders and teams
  • Aligning corporate and startup expectations and metrics

Show Notes:Techstars.com

LinkedIn - au.linkedin.com/in/maxkelly

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Steve Glaveski

Steve Glaveski is the CEO and Co-Founder of Collective Campus which he established to help companies and their employees to create more meaningful impact in the world in an age of rapid change and increasing uncertainty. Steve also founded Lemonade Stand - a children's entrepreneurship program, wrote the Innovation Manager's Handbook vol 1 and 2, hosts Future², an iTunes chart topping podcast on corporate innovation and entrepreneurship and is a keynote speaker. He previously founded HOTDESK, an office sharing platform and has worked for the likes of Westpac, Dun & Bradstreet, the Victorian Auditor General's Office, Ernst & Young, KPMG and Macquarie Bank. Follow him at @steveglaveski and Book a free 15-minute call with Steve to talk through your innovation objectives.

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