Impact 2024 Sponsors

At every Impact event, our sponsors share case studies, guidance, data, and insights with our participants. Learn more about who they are — and how to get in touch — below. For more information about Impact sponsorship, please see this.

About Babson College Executive Education

Babson College Executive Education (LinkedIn) helps organizations around the world, big and small, drive growth and innovation. We develop entrepreneurial leaders who pair practical knowledge with creative, innovative thinking. Our experienced faculty use their practical experience as entrepreneurs, business leaders, and educators to bring you the tools and strategies to make a lasting impact. The result: leaders who are immediately prepared to address the challenges with an entrepreneurial mindset that drives future growth.


Gina O’Connor, Professor of Innovation Management (LinkedIn)

About Disruptive Edge

Disruptive Edge (LinkedIn) is an innovation advisory and strategy firm with an industry agnostic focus. We are proud to work with some of the world’s largest companies providing innovation-as-a-service, and advising executives on organizational innovation architecture. Our mission is to help our clients transform and capitalize on industry disruption, turning the disrupted into the disruptors. Our team consists of brilliant innovation leads, consultants, analysts, designers, and seasoned subject matter expert advisors, who have experience advising some of the world’s most innovative executives.


June Barrage, Global Market Leader (LinkedIn)

About edison365

edison365 (LinkedIn) is an enterprise platform, built on Microsoft, that offers end-to-end strategy, innovation, project and portfolio management with its sophisticated suite of tools.

It’s now easier than ever for teams around the world to plan and orchestrate transformative change, their way. And with ultimate configuration, anything is possible! edison365 equips teams with robust project and portfolio management, triage, reporting, powerful workflows, Gantt Charts and more.

A central location for businesses to reach their goals, maximize their potential, and improve the ROI of every opportunity.


Ivan Lloyd, CEO (LinkedIn)

About Forest Software

Forest Software (LinkedIn) is a cloud-based innovation management platform designed to help midsize and large companies drive strategic change across their organization. It offers powerful features to facilitate Idea Management, Decision-Making and Strategic Communications.

Admins can rally employees around important topics and themes, communicate key strategies, and streamline decision-making. Users develop new ideas and participate in crowdsourced campaigns.

Whether your team is working out of one office or virtually across multiple time zones, Forest removes the friction from these processes, getting you to better outcomes faster and easier.


Aaron Hoekstra, Head of Sales & Client Success (LinkedIn)

About FutureFoundry

Future Foundry (LinkedIn) is a Corporate Venture Builder. We partner with corporates to accelerate, de-risk and systematise the development of breakthrough ventures using the discovery, incubation and acceleration methods of Silicon Valley.

Over the last three years, we’ve launched over 100 ventures, unlocked $15bn in growth and generated a 300x ROI for clients like Hilton, Walgreens, Experian, Reckitt and Microsoft.

The key to our success is our Velocity™ method, which distils decades’ worth of venture building into a systematic, scalable and repeatable process.


Jacob Dutton, Co-Founder & CEO (LinkedIn)

About High Alpha Innovation

At High Alpha Innovation (LinkedIn), we believe that scaled organizations face challenges that startups are uniquely positioned to solve, and that those scaled organizations have resources, technology, networks, and insights that startups are uniquely positioned to leverage. As a result, we employ a proven venture studio playbook to co-create advantaged startups and solve compelling problems with the world’s leading corporations, universities, and entrepreneurs.


Elliott Parker, CEO (LinkedIn)

About HYPE Innovation

HYPE Innovation (LinkedIn) is a global leader in innovation management software and services. HYPE’s platform offers dedicated tools to address a range of innovation scenarios. With HYPE, organizations can engage employees, customers, and partners in idea generation and collaborative problem-solving. Our client community includes global companies such as Airbus, AkzoNobel, ConocoPhillips, Deutsche Post DHL Group, Fujitsu, Mattel, Merck, Nokia, Saudi Aramco, and Siemens.

HYPE offers an integrated solution: HYPE Enterprise is your value creation hub, allowing all innovation activities to be tracked on a unified platform.


Ludwig Melik, Chief Revenue Officer (LinkedIn)

About innosabi

innosabi (LinkedIn) develops software for agile innovation. This increases the speed and success in the innovation processes of large companies. With our solutions, the entire ecosystem can be integrated into the development of new products, services or business models. From customers and employees to suppliers and partners. Our software is used by industry leaders such as Telekom, Bayer, Postbank, Allianz, and Kärcher.

Since 2021, we are part of the Questel Group. Questel is a true end-to-end intellectual property solutions provider serving 20,000 organizations in more than 30 countries for the optimal management of their IP assets portfolio. Whether for patent, trademark, domain name, or design, Questel provides its customers with the software, tech-enabled services, and consulting services necessary to give them a strategic advantage.


Jan Fischer, Co-CEO (LinkedIn)

About Newlab

Newlab (LinkedIn) is a Venture Platform focused on climate & deep tech with place-based communities for founders and startups in Brooklyn, Detroit, and Montevideo. Through its community of startups, applied innovation programming, physical infrastructure, and direct investment, Newlab helps commercialize and scale the critical technologies needed to decarbonize the economy.

Today, Newlab includes more than 1,000 entrepreneurs, partnerships with forward-thinking corporate and civic entities, and a network of active investors—all working together to scale deep tech. To date, Newlab has supported its 300+ member companies in raising over $5.8B from venture capital firms, with over $2.3B of successful exits and a collective valuation of over $20B. Visit to learn more.


Kristine Colosimo, VP of Marketing (LinkedIn)

About peer insight

Peer Insight (LinkedIn) is an innovation firm that enables leaders to drive new growth and turn ideas into reality. We help organizations understand their customers through ethnographic research, so that they can design a service that uniquely fits their needs. We approach challenges entrepreneurially – we quickly validate concepts to de-risk ventures before they ever enter the marketplace. We don’t just design and test new services – we design and test the business model too. It is our greatest joy to help our clients shape the near future to create innovative services and experiences that improve the world.


Clay Maxwell, Founder & Managing Partner (LinkedIn)

About Pilot44

Pilot44 (LinkedIn) is a brand innovation and venture building studio. We utilize modern innovation methodologies to help consumer-brands create new products, brands & businesses and grow existing ones. Our global team of proven entrepreneurs, technologists, and makers from early-stage startups to global brands trusted by iconic brands to deliver innovation that touches billions of consumers globally.

We’re not consultants; we’re cofounders. Over nearly a decade we have developed a unique set of tools, methodologies, and expertise that bring together the agility of a startup with the horsepower of the enterprise to deliver tangible business outcomes in record time. Collectively we have created over $500M in value for some of the most sophisticated organizations in the world including Procter & Gamble, Nestlé, Diageo, Sanofi, Pepsi, Kellogg, Albertsons, and more.


Jon Corshen, Co-founder, Chief Solution Strategist (LinkedIn)

About SmartOrg

SmartOrg (LinkedIn) aligns innovation and finance to drive profitable growth, with software and services for innovation and portfolio management. Make uncertainty your friend! SmartOrg’s methods for evaluating opportunities allows you to align on where and how much to invest and how to drive the upside. Whether your growth challenge is to innovate in an exciting new area, or to balance your portfolio across competing interests, we can help you get better results and build your capability.


Doug Williams, Associate Director, Innovation (LinkedIn)

About territory

Territory (LinkedIn) is a business design consultancy of seasoned strategists, designers, facilitators, and planners. We’ve helped hundreds of organizations across six continents make sense of the critical challenges they face and then craft creative, unique, and clarifying strategies to overcome them. Our teams are experts in collaborative co-creation. That means we work shoulder-to-shoulder with your visionaries and experts to bring big ideas to life. Every engagement, delivery, and outcome stems from Territory’s expertise in four key areas: strategy, product and service innovation, organizational transformation, and storytelling


Parker Lee, Global Managing Partner (LinkedIn)

About U+ / FifthRow

U+ (LinkedIn) is Digital Innovation with Startup DNA. To date, we have brought 80+ successful businesses to market, creating over $1 billion in new value. FifthRow is a fully AI-integrated InnovationOps platform that automates everything except the building of the ventures. With FifthRow, Fortune 500s have accelerated Market Research, Venture Discovery & Validation from 5 months to 2 weeks. It’s 100x faster and 10x cheaper than any consultancy.


Jan Beránek, Founder, Group CEO (LinkedIn)

Want to learn more about becoming a sponsor for Impact?

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities at Impact, or other InnoLead events, contact Alex Slawsby.