Workshop: From Sponsorship to Partnership: How Social Startups Can Work With Big Brands
Businesses and social enterprise are increasingly realizing the mutual benefits and new opportunities garnered from working together. How do you develop those partnerships that can make or break your ideas? How do you determine who are the best people or organizations to partner with? When is the right time to seek out which partners? What types of the partners are right for your organization? This session will address these questions and more!
Scott Pollack is the Senior Manager of Digital Partnerships & Development at American Express. He is an expert in business development and partnerships, with over twelve years of experience in Fortune 500 companies and startups. Previous to American Express, Scott was the Business Development Leader for Dow Chemical Company and a Project Manager at UVentures. He is also the Founder & CEO of Hot Pot Culinary Events, which organized interactive cooking events for corporate events.
Scott is also a renowned speaker, lecturer, and teacher on business development, startup leadership, and entrepreneurship. He was a 2012 Fellow at the Startup Leadership Program, a highly selective, world-class training program for outstanding founders, leaders and innovators. As a Master Teacher at Skillshare, he teaches a popular course on business development, and is also a regular contributor to Forbes.