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Jon Gelsey will be coming up to Vancouver from Redmond to help us learn how to get to know Microsoft. Jon is Director of Corporate Development at Microsoft where he handles acquisition and investment opportunities for Microsoft’s operating systems, search, content and advertising business groups.
Another great event by the Bootup Enreprenuerial Society
Since 2005, Microsoft has acquired an average of 10 companies per year and purchased stakes in several companies valued at over $1 Billion dollars.
Jon Gelsey, who is the Director of Corporate Development at Microsoft, will join us on August 12 to connect with you and discuss:
- What does MSFT look for in a potential partner or acquisition target?
- What kind of innovation or problems can startups address?
- How does MSFT decide to acquire vs. build?
- How does the acquisition process work?