Come to this session ready to roll-up your sleeves and ask the hard questions. Bob Wiggins, Senior Vice President Venture Acceleration, Information Technologies, and Mike McCann, Vice President, Corporate Partnerships, will walk-through the process to rapidly validate, revise, or disprove your assumptions about target customers and markets.
Join us to break it all down into strategic and actionable learning experiences with a focus on reducing the risk for your startup. Bob and Mike will help you to better align your business with the markets and customers that you want and need to grow and succeed.
Who Should Attend: Entrepreneurs, Business Owners, Managers, Marketing & Sales
Speakers: Bob Wiggins, Rev1 Ventures Sr. VP, Venture Accelerations, Information Technologies
A serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist, Bob brings exactly the right experience know-how to help entrepreneurs and emerging high-growth IT companies succeed. From market and product validation to gaining first customers, to raising capital, he’s been there and done that. It’s a job that he enjoys. Bob practiced law for 13 years and then made a career change, joining a telecom startup that was acquired in the late nineties by WorldCom. Since then, he has led several software startups, and started a venture fund. He’s advised software companies, been an angel investor and a board member to a number of startups.
Before relocating to Columbus, Bob had lived his entire life in Oregon. He moved the 2435.2 miles because he was excited about Rev1’s deal flow in the software and IT space. He sees great opportunity in collaborating with Rev1’s Innovation Partners to leverage spinout IT technologies and in leveraging the incredible corporate base here in Columbus to help startups gain those all-important first customers.
Mike McCann, Rev1 Ventures VP, Corporate Partnerships
As head of corporate partnerships, Mike works with entrepreneurs and corporate innovation leaders to connect and share feedback, test products, become customers and make investments. An MBA from The Ohio State University, Mike also holds a BA in History. An avid golfer, Mike admires caddies everywhere as positive examples of entrepreneurship.
RSVP: Lunch and the Event are free. Registration is required.