How To Innovate - Susan Lyne (BBG Ventures), Rachel Tipograph (MikMak)


Nov. 28 2016, Published 7:00 p.m. ET

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Whether you're an entrepreneur trying to forge your own path or an intrapreneur within an organization wanting to stay creative and drive new ideas, this panel will give you insights into how and why innovation is integral to your success. 

Susan Lyne - President of BBG Ventures

Susan Lyne is President of BBG Ventures, an early-stage investment fund for women-led tech start-ups. The AOL-seeded fund is focused on the consumer internet landscape, backing smart entrepreneurs who reflect and understand the consumers driving the fastest-growing areas of the internet.

Before launching BBG Ventures, Susan was CEO of AOL’s Brand Group from February 2013 to September 2014, where she oversaw AOL’s unique content brands including, TechCrunch, Engadget, Makers, StyleList, Moviefone and MapQuest.  From 2008-2013 she was CEO and then Chairman of Gilt Groupe, the innovative ecommerce company that pioneered flash sales in the United States.

Rachel Tipograph - Founder, MikMak 

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Rachel Tipograph considered herself amongst the digerati since the moment she became an eBay power user at 13. Forbes listed Rachel as one of its “30 under 30 Who Are Changing The World”, Marie Claire named her one of "The 50 Most Influential Women in America," Fast Company named her one of "The Most Creative People in Business", AdAge named her one of "The Most Creative People of The Year," AdWeek named her one of "The Young Influentials Shaping Business and Culture," Business Insider named her one of “New York Tech’s Coolest People", Refinery29 named her one of its "Rising Female Tech Stars," The Wrap named her one of "The 11 Change Agents Disrupting Hollywood," and LinkedIn named her one of its "Next Wave: Top Professionals 35 & Under."  After being the Global Director of Digital and Social Media at Gap where she oversaw strategy, implementation and measurement, Rachel traveled the world for 100 days and then founded MikMak, the first mobile video shopping network.

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