Video Interviews, Ask-Me-Anything (AMAs), Noteworthy Discussions

These events come out of my role as the Managing Director of STANLEY + Techstars Accelerator focused on AI in Advanced Manufacturing.  If you would like to be notified of upcoming events, including the Advanced Manufacturing Speaker Series: 

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Insider Tips for Startups: Engaging with Fortune 500s

Tips from Western Union, MetLife, and Stanley Black & Decker execs

A moderated discussion with ​Western Union Chief Strategy Officer Jeff Hochstadt, VP of Stanley Black & Decker Marty Guay, and  MetLife VP Enterprise Innovation Terri Luciani.  Discussion generated a powerful set of insights including several insider tips for startup founders on how to approach, engage, and work with large corporations.  

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STANLEY+Techstars Accelerator Description

AI in Advanced Manufacturing Startup Accelerator AMA

Stanley Black & Decker Vice President of Business Development Marty Guay and Techstars Managing Director Laila Partridge discuss the accelerator theme, application process, cohort selection, engaging with Stanley Black & Decker and other corporate partners, and other topics.

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SBIR Grant Applications

How to apply for an SBIR Grant

Getting seed stage financing for a startup is hard.  Learn about non-dilutive SBIR funding options from expert Stacy Swider, Director of SBIR Center of Excellence at UMass Lowell Research Institute. Stacy provides basic process guidance for beginners and insider tips for all.  

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