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Corporate Innovation Workshop with Rick Rasmussen


What you will learn:

  • What are the key elements, types and drivers of innovation which any company can adopt?
  • Who are the innovators? And how can you identify these change leaders inside your company?
  • How do you create an innovative culture and ecosystem for entrepreneurship inside any organization?
  • How to make the right investments in innovative ideas, products and services that your company needs?
  • How to lead innovation inside your company and manage corporate innovators and entrepreneurs?
  • Get a set or practical instructions, methods and tools to catalyze and scale innovation inside your company.

Who should attend:

  • Corporate Executives
  • CEOs and Founders
  • HR Executives & Business Development Managers
  • Business Consultants
  • Team Leaders
  • Startup Teams


Date: Tuesday, March 7th, 2017
Time: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Location: St. John’s, NL
Cost: $40 for NATI Members, $60 for non-Members


About the Speaker

Rick Ramussen, Managing Director of Concordia Ventures

Rick RasmussenRick Rasmussen is a Silicon Valley native with entrepreneurial, executive, government and academic experience focusing on startups and growth stage companies. He works extensively with governments and economic development agencies looking to connect with Silicon Valley. He is an active member of the Sand Hill Angels investment group.

He served as the VP of Business Development for nestGSV, a large-scale accelerator in Silicon Valley where he focused on International Business Development and Acceleration Programs. Prior, Mr. Rasmussen served as the Trade Commissioner for the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade with responsibility for linking Canadian IT companies to the Valley. Prior, he served as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Institutional Venture Partners, Interim CEO for Road, President and CEO for He currently advises a half-dozen companies in mobile and international social media and serves as a Director of CritterPix, an animated feature film startup in Marin County, CA.

Rick Rasmussen earned an Electrical Engineering and Computer Science degree from the University of California at Berkeley and an dual MBA degree from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and Columbia’s Graduate School of Business in New York City. Rick Rasmussen is also teaching Leadership & Entrepreneurship courses at UC Berkeley and Stanford University.

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