Corporate Incubation: Building Bridges Between Corporations & Startups
Wednesday, November 18 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. ET
Through the motivation, power, and potential of their owners, products, or services, startups are significant drivers of innovation for ideas, investments, and operations for every industry. Successfully fostering this innovation requires an ecosystem of support including investors, suppliers, and consumers.
Corporations that embrace open innovation and see value in partnership increasingly look to startups as a source of external innovation to accelerate their strategies and better understand current and future customers, suppliers, and operations.
For both businesses, these partnerships are critical. Blending the entrepreneurial and corporate innovation ecosystems can provide a recipe for success, and while capital is crucial to that success, it is only a part of it. To address the need for capacity building many corporations have built incubators, accelerators, innovation labs, and venture arms that have created centers of mutual innovation and notable opportunities for startups to leverage the know-how, experience, intellectual property, and tools necessary to scale their ventures.
However, the vast differences between corporations and startups make collaboration a challenge. So, how do corporate accelerator programs work, and what are the ingredients for their secret sauce to success?
This session features the business and innovation leaders behind the corporate accelerators, the founders who have risen through their program—and notably, their partnership by which has foreseeable power and potential to transform three industries.
Created for a corporate and startup audience, attendees can expect to learn how to enter these partnerships, what factors make either an ideal partner, how to integrate ecosystems, and what happens after a successful incubation.
11:00 a.m. - 11:05 a.m. ET
11:05 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. ET
11:20 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. ET
11:50 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. ET
12:10 p.m. - 12:15 p.m. ET
The Next Wave of Corporate-Startup Innovation
Opening Doors to Open Innovation
The Corporate Approach and Founder Experience
First, we will hear from the corporate innovation leaders and for a behind-the-scenes look at how their company developed enterprise and partnership models and createda pipeline to benefit startups in a way that benefits founders, executives, and the supply chain.
- Scott Lopano, Principal, Tech Square Ventures
Creating a Recipe for Success: Strong Vision, Shared Goals and Sustainable Business Models
Corporate and Startup partners reconvening to discuss business and partner relationships holistically.
Audience Questions and Closing Remarks