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

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Keeping It Cool - An Innovation Portfolio For Watsco's Future

Huh? An Air Conditioning business with a Ventures division? Why Watsco, Inc., a publicly traded HVAC Distributor based in Miami has an internal technology incubator, a Corporate Venture Capital arm and is acquiring tech startups.  Learn about how Watsco Ventures is ideating, building, deploying and scaling a portfolio of tech-enabled solutions for its customers.

Ivan Rapin-Smith

Managing Director at Watsco Ventures

Ivan Rapin-Smith currently leads Watsco Ventures, the startup incubator and corporate venture capital fund of Watsco Inc., a fortune 1000 company headquartered in Miami, USA. Prior to his current role, Ivan started and ran startup accelerator programs in Europe and the USA.  Ivan has a Masters in Engineering and co-founded several startups in Belgium before moving to Miami in 2011. He is passionate about technology-enabled business model innovation and creating connections between startups and corporations. Ivan grew up in Belgium and raised by an English father and a French mother.