Carolyn Liikala is a Partner at Silicon Foundry, a member-based corporate innovation platform that is powered by a partnership with Silicon Valley Bank and is a resource for the entire startup ecosystem. Members include Salesforce, BP, Belgium Post, DT, Amore Pacific, Target, among others. Carolyn was an early member of RocketSpace, building out the companies’ corporate innovation services with direct engagements and industry accelerators. As a Director of the food & agriculture initiative, TERRA, Carolyn worked closely with clients like Rabobank, Nestle, BASF and others. Previously, Carolyn launched and managed startup accelerator and incubator EvoNexus’ first satellite office, bringing in corporate sponsors, strategic funding partners and portfolio startups. In addition to managing EvoNexus’ Irvine office, Carolyn led several programs connecting emerging tech companies with leading multinational corporations. Her clients included Qualcomm, InterDigital, Cisco, Samsung, LG Electronics, AT&T, Nokia, ZTE, Ericsson, Huawei, SK Telecom, and Flextronics. Carolyn holds a degree in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego.