Category: Startup Engagement

Being Green Isn’t Easy, Or Is It?

Shilpa Prasad | April 20, 2016 | Startup Engagement
Green City Solutions uses a unique combination of IoT technology and plants to drive sustainability Being green isn’t easy, especially when you’re a startup. With product deadlines and marketing budgets, Startup life leaves little time for little else much less the environment. While this is understandable, there are lots of things that any startup can do to impact the environment. With a little research and creativity, one can become an eco-friendly entrepreneur. For those who Read More

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

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


Mariana Camacho | February 23, 2016 | Startup Engagement
At YouNoodle we believe in empowering the global startup revolution. The enormous pool of startups we bring together come from all over the world. Without cutting-edge participants, innovative startup programs would not be nearly as fascinating as they are. Below we have selected three featured #YNStartups that participated in different innovation competitions with great success, needless to say on the YouNoodle platform. Bringing the farm to a rooftop near you. As the world’s population continues Read More

Beat the politics: Win and scale with a big company

Shilpa Prasad | February 18, 2016 | Startup Engagement
Will 2016 finally be the year banking and fintech innovation come together and create real change? Never has this been more true than in the financial sector. Banks are big and regulated and slow moving. Startups are small and nimble and under the radar. But 2016 just may be the year in which the two come together most effectively. Like so many large corporations, banks are observing the digital innovation all around them and recognize 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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