Last week I had the opportunity to represent Cigna at StartUp Village at SXSW. During our three days, Entrepreneurs discussed their needs and how large corporations could help them to succeed. There were no outrageous requests, as a matter-of-fact, they were fairly simple. They asked for mentoring, answers to questions about regulations and the health care industry, how to raise capital with corporate partners, and how to grow their business through customer acquisition: Counsel, Customers, Cash! That about sums it up.
We wanted you to experience the office hours, so we ask some of the Entrepreneurs to share after a session who they were and their company, what they needed from large corporations and why. Watch the exciting video interviews with Entrepreneurs at the SXSW StartUp Village.
A bit about SXSW Interactive:
More than just the hottest place in the country for music and film, SXSW is where forward-thinking corporations take part in a trade show to meet up with creative thinkers, test ideas, and come up with new ways to do business.
Note: All entrepreneurs were aware these videos would be posted on YouTube and share publically. They were told to only share non-proprietary information that could be shared globally and at Cigna.