Three Strategies for Building an Entrepreneurial Culture


Presenters: Tim Sackett, HRU Technical Resources; Steve Cadigan, Cadigan Talent Ventures; and Carly Jacobson, Techstars

Original Program Date: July 2019 (available for on-demand viewing through October 2019)

Program length: 60 minutes

To grow and thrive in today's marketplace, every large organization must be able to experiment rapidly with new products, services and business models. The path to survival: empowering employees to engage in the process of innovation. An innovative company gives every employee the opportunity to innovate, recognizing entrepreneurship as a core discipline. Is your company cultivating innovation and driving toward an entrepreneurial mindset? If not, where do you begin? 

In this webcast, HRU Technical Resources' Tim Sackett, Cadigan Talent Ventures' Steve Cadigan and Techstars' Carly Jacobson will discuss and share actionable strategies for building an entrepreneurial culture and mindset within your organization – fast.

The speakers will cover:
  • How to attract and identify entrepreneurial talent
  • Tips and tricks on how to manage entrepreneurially
  • How to empower internal innovators and boost retention with a creative, innovative, startup-like work environment.


About the Presenters: Tim Sackett, SHRM-SCP, is the president of HRU Technical Resources, a leading IT and engineering staffing firm headquartered in Lansing, Mich. Sackett has 20 years of combined executive HR and talent acquisition experience working for Fortune 500 companies. Sackett is a highly sought-after international speaker on leadership, HR tech, talent acquisition and HR execution. Sackett is currently the president-elect for the Association of Talent Acquisition Professionals (ATAP).

Steve Cadigan is a highly sought-after talent advisor to leaders and organizations across the globe. As founder of his own Silicon Valley-based firm, Cadigan Talent Ventures, he advises a wide range of domestic and international companies that include Twitter, Google, GoPro, The Royal Bank of Scotland and the BBC. He is also regularly retained by some of Silicon Valley’s leading venture capital firms for his counsel on a wide range of talent topics. Prior to launching his own firm, Cadigan worked as an HR executive for more than 25 years at a wide range of companies and industries including Cisco Systems and Electronic Arts and served as the first CHRO for LinkedIn from 2009 through 2012.

Carley Jacobson is an innovation coach at Techstars. In this position, Jacobson delivers experiential learning opportunities for large corporations around entrepreneurship. Prior to Techstars, Jacobson worked as a strategy designer at Business Models Inc. helping enterprise organizations build transformative strategies using design thinking, business model innovation and lean methodologies. For six years prior, Jacobson helped grow Autodesk's maker community 

Recertification Credit

Viewing this webcast in its entirety qualifies for a recertification credit hour that may be counted toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification from SHRM. The program also meets recertification credit standards set by the HR Certification Institute and other HR certifying bodies, but candidates must manually enter their activity into their records.

Webcast Sponsor

This webcast is sponsored by Techstars



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