Entrepreneur

Intuit scouting for startup partners at Entrepreneur Day

Startups with business and financial tools should check their calendar for Aug. 16. That’s when Intuit, the maker of popular financial software like QuickBooks and Quicken, will be holding its second annual Entrepreneur Day, where it invites startups to its Mountain View, Calif., campus to meet with executives and discuss business partnerships.

The event will include question-and-answer sessions with Intuit founder Scott Cook, Chief Technology Officer Taylor Stansbury, and “speed dating” sessions where entrepreneurs meet one-on-one with business and development representatives. Intuit describes Entrepreneur Day as a “first date” that could lead to a long-term business relationship. Vice President of Open Innovation Jan Bosch said the idea is to find companies that complement Intuit products without competing with them directly.

How successful was the previous event? Bosch said Intuit ended up selecting 40 startups to attend, and while it’s too early to announce specifics, about 25 percent of those companies are in the process of making deals or developing some sort of integration with Intuit. The “speed date” sessions have been lengthened from 15 to 25 minutes this year, so you’ll get more face-to-face time with potential partners.

The application deadline is July 16. Apply here.


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