Brock Kolls/TechConnectHub.com & TechSquare Labs
Brock Kolls is a serial entrepreneur who develops market-changing technology by identifying and capturing intellectual property around breakthrough innovation. He is a prolific inventor and U.S. Patent Agent. He took a FinTech startup to a successful NASDAQ exit. He was a member of Coca-Cola R&D and started Coca-Cola’s global open innovation program, scouting for technologies worldwide. Now his focus is TechConnectHub.com (TCH), an online innovators community he founded to connect corporates with innovation needs to researchers, entrepreneurs, and startups who have solutions. TechSquare Labs is a TCH innovation hub where he leads a corporate innovation program. He is also a co-founder of Enterprise Innovation, an event series focused on the interface between corporate innovation and the startup community.
Dr. Ed Getty has over 28 years of R&D Technology Management & Strategy experience gained over twenty years while creating and managing world-class open/external innovation business models, processes and capabilities for:
– The Procter & Gamble Company: Connect + Develop(SM) Program
– The Coca-Cola Company: External Technology Acquisition Program
– Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company: Global External Alliance Program
– Mars Incorporated: Global External Innovation Program
Through his external innovation journeys, Dr. Getty has been mentoring and cultivating entrepreneurs and startups in how to work with large enterprises, helping develop mutually beneficial relationship agreements, and coaching the startup community on how to move from prototype to commercial scale.
He is currently Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer at TechConnectHub.com where he is working to connect corporate innovation challenges to capabilities and solutions from researchers, entrepreneurs, and startup communities around the world.
Kacie Lett Gordon/352 Inc.
Kacie Lett Gordon is the VP of Client Engagement at 352 Inc., a product development and innovation firm based in Tech Square. 352 works with Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 companies to ideate, validate and accelerate growth opportunities. She is also the Co-Founder of EnterpriseInnovation.com, and the Atlanta-based Enterprise Entrepreneurship Series. The event series brings together corporate innovation and business leaders to create community around best practices and thought leadership. 352 has helped companies like Cox Automotive, INVISTA, Verizon Telematics and Fifth Third Bank transform their businesses.