Startup
Engagement

Work with early-stage companies to achieve innovation

What is startup engagement?

To keep up with today’s fast pace of industry change, corporations must look for innovation in the startup ecosystem. If in the past relying on internal resources to generate new ideas was sufficient, the speed at which new technologies appear today means that approach is no longer viable.
But when an enterprise makes that step to connect with the entrepreneur community, it faces an entirely new challenge: building effective engagement with a diverse range of early-stage companies. This is a skill, and the companies that execute on this skill most effectively will excel ahead of competitors when it comes to realizing the gains from startup innovation.

Our unique approach to startup engagement

Operating in Silicon Valley for a decade, we have become expert in bringing corporations and startups together. These two types of enterprise are radically different yet, having worked with hundreds of corporate clients and thousands of startups, we have learned how to best manage the strengths and weaknesses of each to achieve perfect partnerships.

We help established enterprises manage their portfolio of startup engagements over the long-term to foster successful innovation.

Outcomes to match your ambitions

We use our extensive experience in Silicon Valley to help established enterprises strike the right deals with early-stage companies. From pilot projects to incubation, accelerator programs and investment, we help you navigate the options and then manage a portfolio of startup ventures to achieve maximum return on innovation dollars.

We offer a range of deliverables to match the needs and aspirations of your organization including:

Startup Research
Reports

Startup Executive
Briefings

Startup
Scouting

Corporate
Roadshows

Startup Partnership
Agreements

Startup Meetings
and Visits

Startup Pilot
Management

And More

Why do our clients love to work with us?

It’s my first time to San Francisco and the Valley. Even though I heard a lot about it, read a lot about it, google it if you like, it doesn’t compare to coming here and actually meeting people, hearing the stories, and really get observed into that stories. We came with a few things we wanted to achieve: how can we build an innovation culture, how we can positively contribute to our ecosystem: what are the things we need to start or finish: how do we use water for example, and how do we look into environmental monitoring on app, and how we can use drones and the whole range of other technologies.
Megan Harris
Innovation and Partnerships at Bank of Queensland, Australia
That was an amazing and inspiring program: Getting exposed to Silicon Valley environment and mindset, seeing all the different technologies and innovative organizations (startups and big corporation) supporting those technologies, and interact with Silicon Valley insiders on-site.
Sebnem Dag Guven
Vice President of Strategy at Akbank, Turkey
This is our first trip to Silicon Valley and when you start thinking about new technologies and directions -it begins here, and this is a completely different experience. When we want to move to innovation – this is what we are looking at Silicon Valley.I appreciate the support that was given by SVIC and the knowledge we gained during our short trip.
Krishnan Sinnathamby
Director at MEMScom Technology, Malaysia

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