CAN CORPORATIONS LEARN FROM STARTUPS? FIRESIDE CHAT WITH GEORGE GLACKIN

Winston-Salem
Flywheel @ Center for Design Innovation - 450 Design Avenue Winston-Salem, 27101
March 27, 2018, 5:30 p.m.

About this event

What can corporations learn from startups? What can startup’s learn from big corporations? Come learn from George Glackin, who spent 35 years leading innovation initiatives at Proctor and Gamble and is now the president of Hatch (coworking innovation space in Asheville, NC.

George is the founder of BIG – Business Innovation Guides, offering experienced business innovation guides for startups and for established companies seeking to transform their current businesses or markets. He is also an Associate director with Change Logic which works with CEOs and senior teams to help them lead change and innovation in their markets. Using the foundational ambidexterity approaches of Michael Tushman and Charles O’Reilly, we address a company's innovation portfolio, core work processes, leadership, organization structure and culture.

Hatch

Hatch AVL supports high growth, Asheville headquartered, early-stage companies and startups in the journey from Ideation to Experimentation to Market Scale-up. Hatch AVL does this by bringing all the needed enablers together in one place as a test bed for the best that the Asheville ecosystem has to offer. Hatch AVL provides access to expert advisors, early stage investors, skilled employees, training, networking events, know-how playbooks, and co-located office space. Key partners in this coalition are Asheville’s Economic Development Coalition, UNC Asheville, local support businesses (such as banks, law firms, accounting firms…), and local retired innovation executives. Asheville’s startups are Stronger Together.

Change Logic

Change Logic works with CEOs and senior teams to help them lead change and innovation in their markets. Using the foundational ambidexterity approaches of Michael Tushman and Charles O’Reilly, we address a company's innovation portfolio, core work processes, leadership, organization structure and culture.

BIG – Business Innovation Guides

Experienced business innovation guides for startups and for established companies seeking to transform their current businesses or markets. Our approaches blend the discipline and know-how of big companies with the speed and agility of startups. We guide you throughout your new business design journey with world-class strategies, best practices, playbooks and tools. We enable you to learn about your critical assumptions before you invest.

P&G

Big companies want to innovate with the speed and agility of startups. Startups want the know-how and risk management discipline of big companies. Having lived in both worlds, I am able to bring "Agile Discipline" to building new businesses!.

I retired from Procter & Gamble after a successful 35 year career of new business design and creation, and brand and product development. I led innovation efforts in all P&G sectors, and on major brands such as Pampers, Tide and Pantene. I also acted as an internal consultant at P&G, codifying know-how such as breakthrough innovation, disruption, lean innovation and design thinking. Our team created an internal playbook, guided project teams to winning initiatives and new businesses, and worked with senior leaders to organize for success and build a strong innovation culture.

For the past three years, I’ve used these learnings to successfully guide multiple Asheville startups. I’ve also built a coalition of startups, experts and investors, Hatch Asheville, to create a winning startup ecosystem and an innovation campus in Asheville. I continue my work with large multi-national firms, to create organic growth while continuing to operate their existing successful enterprises. This work is done with my colleagues from Change Logic, a boutique innovation consulting firm in Boston founded by Michael Tushman from Harvard and Charles O’Reilly from Stanford.

I focus on enabling my clients to design businesses that delight customers, to identify critical assumptions in their new business model, and to manage risk by running selling experiments. This “Startup Learning Engine” is vital to help new business leaders learn before investing!

Speaker

George Glackin

George Glackin

President - Hatch

What can corporations learn from startups? Come learn from George Glackin, who spent 35 years leading innovation initiatives at Proctor and Gamble and is now the president of Hatch coworking in Asheville, NC, founder of BIG – Business Innovation Guides, and an Associate director with Change Logic which works with CEOs to lead change and innovation in their markets.

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When

March 27, 2018
5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Where

Flywheel @ Center for Design Innovation
450 Design Avenue Winston-Salem27101

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Peter Marsh

Peter Marsh

Flywheel New Ventures

Winston-Salem Director
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Adrian Smith

Adrian Smith

Startup Grind

Co-Director
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Andrea Howell

Andrea Howell

Flywheel Coworking

Winston-Salem Chapter Team Member
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Keyla Ferretiz

Marketing Coordinator
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