What is an Entrepreneur in Residence and does your company need one?

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‘Entrepreneur in Residence’ (EIR) is the tech community’s newest job title. They’re popping up at Fortune 500 companies like Dell and venture firms like Greylock Partners to introduce a lens into the changing innovation landscape. “EIRs are the new ambassadors for investors and large organizations,” says Ellie Cachette, a seasoned entrepreneur, product designer and consultant for enterprise brands. The value proposition makes sense. Entrepreneurs who – by definition – pursue the road less traveled, can introduce organization to new business models, technologies, and and strategic partnership opportunities. EIRs build bridges into the startup community. A symbiotic relationship EIRs come from...

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