Chris Thompson: Innovation in Start-Ups vs. Big Corp

October 13, 2023, Noon to 1PM

Innovation is one of the most overused buzzwords in business today. Innovation is a spectrum from finding a faster way to work to placing humans on Mars. We will talk about what Innovation is and is not and focus on how Start-ups tend to view innovation vs Big Corp. There are significant differences and we will uncover what they are and how to leverage the best of both.

Chris Thompson is strategic and creative Innovation and Technology Deployment leader with a proven track record of building products and solutions that do good in the world. He has worked in many industries from Home Appliances to Commercial and Industrial Refrigeration to Medical Devices with threads of IoT, Energy Management and Globalization woven throughout. Chris has been honored with CTO of the Year, an EDISON Gold Award and dozens of Patents.


Lunch is provided

Event to be held at:

HSC Next

550 Bailey Ave #510

Fort Worth, TX 76107


Parking is free. Park on the 4th floor of the parking structure. Please do not park in the visitor spots to the north and east of 550 Bailey.

  1. Turn into the lot for 550 Bailey and immediately turn right (north) to access the gate that leads to the parking garage.
  2. If the gate arm is down, press the silver button for the intercom and tell the guard you are here for the event at HSC.
  3. Drive to the 4th level and park close to the elevator bank
  4. Take the elevator to the ground floor and enter the building from the west side
  5. Walk to the lobby and take the elevators up to the 5th floor. Ask the security guard to direct you if needed.
  6. Exit the elevator and enter the double glass doors. Tell the receptionist at the front desk that you are here for the FWIC event and she will direct you.

For more information, contact Edward A. Ipser, Jr. (