A Year in the Making
Work-Bench, at its heart, empowers enterprise technology startups to build the products and services that shape the future of work. In keeping with this mission, we recently hosted our inaugural Sell Day. Sell Day is our biannual invitation only event that brings together Fortune 500 executives and our member companies to introduce them to potential corporate buyers. Each Work-Bench member company has 10 minutes to present their product to the audience, which is followed by a series of one-on-one meetings with interested attendees looking to harness new technology at their organizations.
Calling All Builders
At Work-Bench, we're constantly searching for the next generation of tools that will define the future of work. In this search, we found that there was no central list of companies building better tools. We saw an opportunity to create a catalogue of enterprise technology startups in New York City. We want this catalogue to be a valuable resource for the community, and a comprehensive tool for potential enterprise technology buyers. We're going to continue to build on this, but we wanted to share our first iteration with you today. Please feel free to send us feedback, thoughts, or ideas.
Last week at Work-Bench, we were lucky to have Tom Carroll, Chief Human Resource Officer of RR Donnelley, present a Lunch & Learn on "Hiring New Employees." When not busy advising and teaching yoga at Work-Bench, he leads and manages all aspects of HR for RR Donnelley, a publicly traded international corporation with 58,000 employees. Here are Coach Carroll's three top tips:
Building an Ecosystem
We are often asked, if you're building an enterprise technology VC fund, why do it in New York City and not Silicon Valley? There are actually quite a few reasons, many more of which we will discuss in-depth at a later point, but here are three to start: