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Revenue First Innovation — Tampa Bay Innovation Center's Ken Evans

Revenue First Innovation — Tampa Bay Innovation Center's Ken Evans

This week’s VentureFuel Visionary is Ken Evans, Managing Director of the Accelerator Program for Emerging Tech Startups at Tampa Bay Innovation Center. With a background in venture-backed startups and Fortune 50 companies, Ken is a key player in Tampa Bay's tech ecosystem, co-founding the region's first full-time coworking space and leading initiatives to support local startups.

In the episode, we talk about their new Climate Tech Accelerator and the importance of Revenue-First Innovation, as well as taking a 'Moneyball approach' vs. the Power Law Unicorn Hunters. We also discuss why we need to evolve from petri dish science experiments to solving real-world problems, and why most accelerators are promotional lipstick vs. creating true product-market-fit with tangible outcomes.

 

VentureFuel builds and accelerates innovation programs for industry leaders by helping them unlock the power of External Innovation via startup collaborations. 

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