We gathered more than 30 members of the InnoLead community for our summer “Advance” event in Cambridge in late July. We hosted it using the unconference format, where attendees could propose and lead sessions on topics of their choice. 

We were delighted to have attendees from the Boston area — and beyond! Participating organizations included W.L. Gore, Verizon, MassChallenge, MassBio, Fidelity Labs, Johnson & Johnson, John Hancock, the Gap, and many more. 

Thanks to our friends at Innosight for their sponsorship of the Advance.

Our attendees had fascinating topics to chat about, from the evolution of startup pitch fests, to capturing and funding the right number of ideas, to metrics and goals, to garnering stakeholder support for innovation, and more. They walked away telling us they learned a lot from their peers. 

Our next in-person event is Impact, in Silicon Valley this fall.

(Photos by Nora Swidey.)