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Wednesday, October 7 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
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Session Title: Startups Take Flight— Pitching Live to Partner With Top Global Brands

Partnerships between brands and startups can be transformative for both, but they typically find their genesis behind closed doors. Watch and learn from a public “KITE Flight” as select SF startups pitch decision-makers from global brands like Unilever, PepsiCo, Visa and GSK, for a shot at a paid pilot. Attendees will have a vote too— you’ll get to use the private-beta KITE app to help determine the overall winner.

Judges will be:
  • Sarah Malinski , Unilever - senior manager, ecommerce
  • Kathryn White, Royal Bank of Scotland - innovation consultant 
  • Tina Wung, Anheuser-Busch InBev - Director, Digital Strategy & Innovation
  • Jason Haikara, MediaLink - Senior VP
  • David Smith, Mediasmith - CEO
  • Jonathan Nelson, Omnicom Digital - CEO 
  • Hilary Weber, Opportu - Principal
  • Joshua Brandau, Pereira & O'Dell - VP of Communications Strategy

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Mark Silva

Founder and CEO, KITE
Corporate Innovation, Digital Marketing, Emerging Platforms, Founder & Angel. Thesis is all-in on tech's transformative effect on capital, commerce, content & culture.

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KITE's software and solutions help leading companies to find the best emerging technology partnerships with unprecedented speed, scale and precision.


Bianca Obert

Portfolio Manager Assistant, Obert Enterprises

Wednesday October 7, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
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