Partner with growth-stage startups

Startup-corporate partnerships can be a powerful growth hack for both sides of the collaboration. If you’re looking to work with startups to discover new solutions to solve company challenges, explore nascent technologies and business models or identify potential investment targets, you’ve come to the right place. We engage with hundreds of tech entrepreneurs every year and can help you develop a portfolio-based approach to building win-win relationships with startups worldwide.

 

Organizational readiness for open innovation

Too often startups are discouraged by either red tape, culturally-based lost-in-translation moments, slow processes when working with corporates, or a combination of all three. When it comes to the brass tacks of startup-corporate collaborations, timing is everything. We work with teams both large and small to reduce friction and transform corporates into ideal grounds for startup collaborations. Allow your teams to build the processes, develop in-house capabilities, tap into the right networks and master best practices on everything from procurement to company-wide startup scouting.
 

Organizational design for startups

For the SNCF, we developed a special fast-track process to radically improve the user journey of startups developing pilots for the French rail giant, incorporating business case definition, procurement, testing, and more.

 

Startup-corporate pilot program design

You want to get started on growing your business with startups now, we get it. A crafted approach paired with a robust network shortens the distance from idea to execution. Our pilot programs are designed to leverage the power of existing webs of expertise, identify the best growth-stage companies to partner with and get ideas to market faster.

SNCF open data

Help the French rail giant tap into new sources of revenue by developing an open API strategy to be paired with their own in-house startup program.

 

Innovator’s Race 50 Startup Challenge

Advise Capgemini on the design of its 50-year anniversary global startup challenge and later sourcing over 60 startups across five different categories from around the world.

 

Startup pilot program

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Jump start BNP Paribas’ first international program dedicated to early stage startups across five different European countries. In total, we sourced more than 57 startups from over ten different countries worldwide.
 

Google Launchpad

Support Google’s pre-incubator program to help push small ideas forward so they can grow into scalable startups.

 

The Negawatt Challenge

Design the World Bank’s first open innovation program for urban efficiency in developing countries.