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Tech Acquisitions: Digital Strategies for Corporations & Exit Strategies for Startups

Tech Acquisitions: Digital Strategies for Corporations & Exit Strategies for Startups

Wed., Feb. 20, 2019
Rockwood, Santa Barbara Woman's Club
Santa Barbara, CA

Today, technology is the number one driver for merger & acquisition (M&A) deals. Companies are acquiring others to pursue technology assets or digital strategies. For startups, this provides a unique opportunity since being acquired is one of the most favorable exit strategies. This MIT forum will shed light on tech acquisitions. Join us to learn how M&A experts journey successfully through a tech acquisition.



Robots Are Taking Over

Robots Are Taking Over:

From Space to Inside Your Home & Everything in Between

It’s undisputed that autonomous technologies are advancing across the globe faster than ever before. Join us for an evening of lively discussion exploring smart technologies, intelligent machines and autonomous robots. We will dive into topics including, which industries and countries are making the biggest impact, the societal myths and functional safety of what exists today and what is coming next and how the military, industrial companies and even your living room will continue to see changes.


Doing Well & Doing Good: Exploring Social Impact Investing

A viable vehicle for investors and entrepreneurs.

A panel discussion exploring social impact investing.

An area of growing interest and scale, investors are increasingly seeking viable financial returns combined with meaningful social and environmental outcomes. When present, this powerful combination can make a company more attractive to investors, more resilient in its marketplace, and can add to the company’s ability to attract and retain talent. Desired impacts can take many forms, ranging from providing a channel for fair trade goods produced in economically distressed geographies to solving significant environmental problems or addressing inefficiencies and inequalities in education, healthcare and food. Investors also can be diverse, ranging from family offices to specialty funds, to individuals. The panel discussion will consider how investors and companies have come together to realize desired outcomes for mutual benefit. Doing well and doing good, a viable combination for shared success.

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