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SPROCKIT Sync Goes Virtual!

SPROCKIT successfully held its first virtual SPROCKIT Sync on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. While normally hosted by a corporate partner at their headquarters, the team quickly pivoted to bring its SPROCKIT Sync SV from the Google Partner Plex to an engaging online experience.  

With the support of our community of Corporate Partners, Startups, Thought Leaders and invited guests from across the globe, SPROCKIT hosted the event online – successfully bringing the energy from its physical events virtual. 

SPROCKIT Sync Summer 2020
The spirited SPROCKIT community celebrates its first virtual Sync.

SPROCKIT is the Global Innovation Marketplace for Industry to discover solutions to its most pressing challenges and opportunities; matching the right companies, with the right startup at the right time to bring revolutionary new products and services to market, through partnerships, investments and acquisitions, with game-changing startups.

SPROCKIT’s energetic CEO and founder Harry Glazer kicked it off  in true Harry style, setting the tone for the private, invite-only event with Corporate Partners, Startups and Guests of the only curated corporate-centered innovation community.  

The SPROCKIT Startup and Alumni companies presented innovative solutions to the corporate executives looking for solutions to their specific challenges and opportunities.  

In true SPROCKIT fashion, lively breakout discussions were held, including:

  • Winners & Losers: Impact on the Economy & Your Business
  • Evolution vs. Revolution: The Silver Lining of Chaos
  • Analytics & Action: Utilizing Data to Serve & Preserve Business Models
  • Advertising Impact: How will Companies Revive Ad Revenue?

In addition, SPROCKIT was honored to host special sessions with the Angel Capital Association focused on what it takes to raise a seed round, and with SPROCKIT advisor Larry Irving, who coined the term “Digital Divide”, on how companies can accelerate progress and impact change in diversity, inclusion and balance. 

And, as the highlight of any SPROCKIT Sync, highly curated one-on-one meetings between startups and corporate partners were facilitated by the team.  The half-day event went smoothly and, unlike many virtual events and conferences, attendees appreciated the constant engagement and noted how fast it flew by!  

Just because we aren’t together in the same room didn’t mean we couldn’t enjoy a reception to celebrate our partners’ successes.  The after hours social sponsored by Spirits Network with a Scotch Tasting was made possible with each participant receiving her/his tasting package in the mail in advance.  Spirits Networks own spirits sommelier Flavien Desoblin led a “spirited” discussion on the scotches provided to attendees and guests.  It was a perfect “nightcap” to an incredible day with SPROCKIT’s worldwide group.

Congratulations to all the attendees, Corporate Partners, Startup and Alumni, for joining in the first of what will undoubtedly become a #newnormal event for SPROCKIT Sync.  Cheers!