This is a session at Innov8rs Miami, 20 – 21 February 2019

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Diligencing Internal and External Projects with No Cry Babies

Managing the diligence process is often the weakness in a successful innovation initiative. This session will explore best practices for your company in evaluating startup investments (external) and keeping the lines open for ideas and projects that are being developed by your employees (internal) before they leave out of frustration. Keep your big thinkers because of culture, not the salary!

Dr. Susan Amat

CEO at Venture Hive

Andrea Macario

CEO at

Dr. Susan Amat is the executive director of GEN Accelerates, the full service consulting, training and software offering of the Global Entrepreneurship Network and serves on its Board. Dr. Amat also founded Venture Hive, a software and training company that provides accountability and transparency tools and content to support innovation management and entrepreneurship programs. Venture Hive has run internal and external innovation programs in Fortune 100 companies, accelerators, and universities with innovators and entrepreneurs from more than 60 countries.

Dr. Amat served as the founding Chair of the STEM Board for Miami-Dade County Public Schools and actively speaks about entrepreneurship education internationally. She currently serves as a Trustee of Miami Dade College, the largest college in the United States and 3Cinteractive, which Forbes named the top private company in the US. She has worked with the US State Department, the Kauffman Foundation, and the World Bank on program development, measurement, and evaluation. In 2012, Dr. Amat was honored as a Champion of Change at the White House.

Andrea Macario excels in working with B2B Product and emerging technology companies. He is specialized in validating, launching and growing new businesses enabled by technology, product or business model innovation. He has built and led Sales, Business Development, Marketing and Product teams in both large corporate and new ventures striving to create an environment that promotes collaboration, curiosity, experimentation, learning, personal development, and growth. After five years in Venture Capital, Andrea spent 15 years in corporate, including almost a decade at Nokia running their Innovation programs globally.