Michael Docherty - NextBig, Co-founder and Managing Partner
Michael Docherty brings unique perspectives to growth and innovation, having been an entrepreneur, senior corporate executive and venture capitalist. It might explain why he’s passionate about the intersection of corporate innovation and entrepreneurship. He is the author of Collective Disruption: How Corporations and Startups Can Co-create Transformative New Businesses.
Mike is the founder and managing director of Next Big, a unique company that creates and commercializes new digital and IoT-enabled businesses in partnership with leading corporations, using a shared risk/reward venturing model. He is also CEO of Venture2, a growth and innovation consulting firm that helps leading companies transform their innovation capabilities, build innovation ecosystems and acceleratre the commercialization of breakthrough new products, services and business models.
His previous corporate experience (up to SVP level) includes Sunbeam Products, Ford Motor Company and General Electric. Mike earned his MBA (Marketing) from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School and BS (Engineering) from Drexel University.