“It’s an incredible time to be innovating and starting new companies,” Joe Kane, JPMorgan Chase head of Data, Analytics and AI for Global Technology Strategy, Innovation & Partnerships, told the audience at MIT Technology Review’s Innovators Under 35 Festival.

For innovators looking to collaborate with large, global companies like JPMorgan Chase, capabilities and modernization investments in public cloud and large language models, for example, make it easier, Kane said. “Companies that are starting now can just supercharge and use these superpowers to develop much more quickly,” he added.

When meeting with firms to advance their innovations, Kane suggests that entrepreneurs prepare for the discussion by understanding their innovation’s architecture, being clear about their value proposition, knowing what problems they are trying to solve and staying committed to the process. “When no one believes in you, innovators have to believe in themselves,” he said.

JPMorgan Chase was the exclusive sponsor of the annual, virtual event. The conference theme was “What makes an innovator?” “The TR35 Festival is designed by and for innovators, giving voice to Innovators Under 35 and their stories: the problems they set out to solve, the challenges they faced, and the lessons learned along the way,” MIT Technology Review said.

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