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Baker Botts Co-Sponsors Global Corporate Venturing’s First Conference in Houston, Texas

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HOUSTON, October 30, 2017 – Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, is excited to announce that it will be co-sponsoring Global Corporate Venturing’s (GCV) first conference in Houston, Texas on November 1, 2017.
Baker Botts corporate partner, Neil Foster is chairing the Technology meets Energy pitching session, where 11 venture-backed innovators are pitching to the large energy, technology and industrial corporations attending the conference.
“This is an area of major growth for our firm because it is an area of substantial growth for our clients. There is double the number of CVC units today than just four years ago,” said Neil Foster. “What’s important to our clients is that we have offices in the three leading CVC locations in the world: Silicon Valley, London and New York.”
Baker Botts partners, Samantha Crispin, David Peterman, Terence Rozier – Byrd, Felix Phillips, Danny David, and Jordan Herman will be attending the conference and are available to speak to the press after the event.
Additional conference panel topics include: “Energy meets digital – what happens next?”; “Superman vs Batman: Flying cars, autonomous vehicles and the future of energy”; “Corporate venture responses to ‘lower for longer’: Where to focus? Where to diversify?” and “What are the latest trends in energy corporate venturing?”
The conference will take place at Partnership Tower from 9 am CT to 4:45 pm CT, hosting approximately 100 senior Corporate Venturing execs from energy companies' corporate venturing arms. There will also be CVCs from renewables, manufacturing, petro-chem and industrial companies.
Additionally, GCV will donate conference proceeds to Entrepreneurs for Houston (“E4H”), who in turn will donate to the Houston Hurricane Harvey relief funds.


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