Category: Corporate Startup Engagement

Startups bring in the novelty, corporations the experience.

Mariana Camacho | April 11, 2016 | Corporate Startup Engagement, Startup Competitions, Startup Engagement
Intel Corporate Innovation Challenge As you have seen in the past weeks, we have been sharing ways for corporations to engage with startup ecosystems. There are multiple ways for organizations to reach out and innovate in partnership with startups. If sourcing startups outside your industry or looking for support to solve a problem you have  are not the type of startup engagement programs you want to run, there are other options. Another great way to Read More

Make startup engagement work for your organization

Mariana Camacho | April 4, 2016 | Corporate Startup Engagement, Startup Competitions, Startup Engagement
Genentech’s Innovation Challenge 2016 On our previous post we shared one way we have seen companies approach startups via innovation programs by looking for startups that are working outside of an organization’s industry and engaging with them to see what’s out there. But what if you want to source startups from your industry who have a different approach to things than you? There are multiple ways in which startups and corporations team up. Startups thrive on Read More

Growing in new markets? Why startup engagement is for you

Mariana Camacho | March 28, 2016 | Corporate Startup Engagement, Startup Competitions
Verizon’s Corporate Innovation Challenge 2015 Years of working with corporations and startups together have shown us that many times corporations aren’t very aware of how to engage with the startup world or how they can benefit from a startup innovation program/challenge/competition. After hosting thousands of global innovation programs on our platform, we have seen multiple ways in which big businesses can engage with the startup ecosystem. They can both gain powerful and innovative ideas by Read More

Startups & Corporations: Match Made in Heaven?

Torsten Kolind | March 21, 2016 | Corporate Startup Engagement, Startup Engagement
Startups are agile, but corporations have scale. What if they joined forces and took over the world together? It should be a match made in heaven, but more often than not, the result is a mere illusion of a successful marriage. Both sides fail to embrace each others’ culture, and friction or politics get in the way of building things. However, fear not, the game can be won. Remember when Facebook bought Instagram for $1 Read More

Dear corporates, stop buying desks at local incubators!

Adele Burnes | January 26, 2016 | Corporate Startup Engagement, Entrepreneurship
Instead of buying a desk at your local incubator, run a targeted startup program. Ask your local incubator or accelerator if they work with corporations, and they will most likely try to sell you a desk or a sponsorship. Presence in your local incubator is a great tool for staff training and startup environment acclimatization. However, if you think you are going to find tomorrow’s business model there, you are most likely wrong. Let’s look Read More

Is your Startup the missing piece to ending cervical cancer?

Shilpa Prasad | January 12, 2016 | Corporate Startup Engagement, Newsletter
As the third most common cancer in women globally, cervical cancer continues to affect over 500,000 women and takes the lives of about 275,000 women every year. The most interesting thing about cervical cancer is it is preventable. “The American Cancer Society estimates that 95 percent of cervical cancers could be prevented or effectively cured if caught early.” So if cervical cancer is preventable, why is it still affecting many women each year? One reason Read More

How do YouNoodle?

Shilpa Prasad | January 5, 2016 | Corporate Startup Engagement, Entrepreneurship, Startup Engagement, Torsten Kolind, YouNoodle
A YouNoodle original poster from 2010. “What’s in a name? that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” William Shakespeare Here’s a fun story about our odd startup name and no it does not involve noodles. When Torsten Kolind and Rebeca Hwang founded YouNoodle in 2010, they built what appears to be a zany pasta factory from an original poster we found in our storage room. However, YouNoodle originated Read More
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