Get Focused: 1776 President Peter Cherukuri on Better BigCo-Startup Collaborations
So where do things go wrong?
We put that question to Peter Cherukuri, President and Chief Innovation Officer of 1776, the Washington, D.C.-based startup incubator that focuses on complex, highly-regulated industries like healthcare, education, energy, and transportation.
One snafu that big companies often encounter, Cherukuri says, is that they start talking to startups before they’ve created a process for getting their business units to spell out real-world challenges they’re grappling with, or a process to run pilots with startups.
Highlights from our recent conversation are below.