On June 21, 2016, Azure hosted our 10th Annual CEO Summit. This year over 60 corporate entities participated, including Alibaba, Amazon, Citrix, Dell, Disney, Ericsson, GoDaddy, Google, HP, IBM, Intel, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Oracle, VMware, and more.

This year, our portfolio companies participated in over 240 one-on-one meetings to initiate and continue business development and strategic partnership dialogue.

Azure CEO Day One-on-Ones Over 240 one-on-one meetings with over 60 corporates

Azure CEO Day One-on-Ones
Over 240 one-on-one meetings with over 60 corporates

The day also included a discussion about “A Winning Formula for Creating Multiple Successful Start-Ups” by Jeff Kearl, Founder and CEO of Stance as well as a presentation on “Microsoft’s Cloud Strategy and How Partners Can Ride This Tidal Wave” by James Phillips, Corporate VP at Microsoft and co-founder of Couchbase.

A Winning Formula for Creating Multiple Successful Start-Up by Jeff Kearl, CEO, Stance

A Winning Formula for Creating Multiple Successful Start-Up by Jeff Kearl, CEO, Stance

Microsoft's Cloud Strategy and How Partners Can Ride This Tidal Wave by James Phillips, Corporate VP at Microsof and Co-Founder of Couchbase

Microsoft's Cloud Strategy and How Partners Can Ride This Tidal Wave by James Phillips, Corporate VP at Microsof and Co-Founder of Couchbase

The lunchtime discussion featured a fireside chat with Gui Cavalcanti and Brinkley Warren from MegaBots moderated by Mike Kwatinetz about “Creating a Giant Robot Fighting League”.

Creating a Giant Robot Fighting League Gui Cavalacanti and Brinkley Warren, Megabots moderated by Mike Kwatinetz, Azure General Partner

Creating a Giant Robot Fighting League
Gui Cavalacanti and Brinkley Warren, Megabots moderated by Mike Kwatinetz, Azure General Partner

Throughout the day, 22 of our portfolio companies provided a 10-minute demo day-style presentation to the audience of potential strategic partners, investment banks, and venture capital firms.

The event concluded with a reception and dinner to continue the networking dialogue in a social and informal setting.

Evening Reception and Dinner

Evening Reception and Dinner