Lock Haven University professor, Dr. Gérard Martorell recently was invited to be the keynote speaker in the Open Innovation Garage talks on June 22 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.
The Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (ITESO) organized the meeting to discuss the Contact Networks for Startups. The audience included entrepreneurs and technological entrepreneurship students from the state of Jalisco.
The presentation stressed the importance of building networks to improve a venture success. Martorell spoke about intrinsic instability and fluidity of the networks, especially with the increasing importance of social media. He pointed out the differences in behavior between consolidated firms and startups and the importance of the leader in the success of a startup venture. He also presented his own personal experience of building a new venture network.
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