Lunch and Learn is a new series from UCSB I+E where we invite experts to speak about key topics for the university startup audience.


Corporate Venture Funds: What You Need to Know

3.1.22 @ 12 PM

The fourth and final Lunch and Learn for our startup finance series will focus on corporate venture funds. Many large corporations run their own investment funds, and they can be not only an important funding source for your startup but can also create strategic relationships with key market leaders.  Please join us in welcoming Dr. Laila Partridge, Managing Director at the STANLEY+Techstars Accelerator, and learn from her extensive experience in corporate venture funding. Dr. Partridge will discuss the most common structures for corporate venture funding and how to identify/approach potential matches. She will also provide an overview of the STANLEY+Techstars Accelerator, an accelerator backed by Stanley Black & Decker which provides critical support and mentoring for startups commercializing technology relevant to Stanley Black & Deckers’ corporate interests through a 13-week hybrid program. Join us to learn the ins and outs of corporate venture funding!


Previous Sessions:

Venture Capital: Explained

SBIR and PFI Grants: Federal Non-Dilutive Funding

Angel Funding: Revealed

An Introduction to MIT’s “THE ENGINE”