Topics: Fundamentals for Startups, Hardware, Training
This session was presented by Jim Brisimitzis who is focused on covering 5G basics, the opportunity, its role in the market, and how entrepreneurs should be thinking about the opportunity.
Jim Brisimitzis has over 23 years of enterprise, channel, and startup experience through companies such as Bell Canada, Nortel Networks, PeopleSoft, Oracle, and Microsoft. Jim is the founder of the 5G Open Innovation Lab in Seattle, a community partnership of private and public sponsors focused on discovering, accelerating, and promoting future connectivity, edge computing, and artificial intelligence inspired technologies. Prior to launching the Lab, Jim was a managing partner for Quake Capital, leading their early efforts to establish a presence in the ecosystem. Jim was also the general manager of the Microsoft for Startups program in the United States and Canada. His team was responsible for startup engagements partnering with leading North American startup accelerators/incubators. Together with these partners, Jim’s team engaged over 2,800 startups actively running on Azure through programs, technical enablement, and events to help startups accelerate their business. Prior to launching the Microsoft for Startups program, Jim led operations for Microsoft Ventures globally, in addition to creating and launching their “HiPo” program, an exclusive engagement for startups with significant market potential.