Directory of Innovation Firms

Looking for innovation solutions? These firms can help. Click on one of the categories below to explore firms, or scroll down to see the full list of companies. Contact Alex Slawsby for more information.

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Innovation Strategy & Consulting Services


Description: Cantina is an innovation consultancy headquartered in Boston. For over 15 years, we’ve partnered with visionary business leaders to challenge the status quo, reimagine products & services for a customer-centric age, and drive new growth and efficiencies for our client’s organizations. What we’ve learned throughout our history is that innovation is not magic. It’s the result of disciplined craft and methodology that bridges the gap between design thinking and design doing. By applying a creative, multidisciplinary approach, Cantina helps our clients create and sustain innovation, transform business-as-usual, and improve the lives of customers and employees. For more information, visit

Office: 100 Summer Street – Boston, MA

Website :

Contact:  Email

Twitter: @cantinac

LinkedIn :  Profile

Clients:  Cantina is a trusted partner for Fortune 500 companies and high-growth startups in all major industries, collaborating on projects in health & life science, financial services, insurance, retail, sports innovation, AR/VR, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. Learn more about we design and build innovative solutions for our clients.


Experience Strategy: Define a human-centered strategy that sets you apart and creates a roadmap for success with your customers.

Service Design: Design and implement meaningful digital and physical touch points across your customer journey.

Experience Design: Craft an unforgettable user experience that delivers what your customers want and need.

Customer Research & Insights: Understand your customers through research and insights that empower a better experience.

Brand Strategy & Storytelling: Engage your audience with advanced storytelling, branding, and video production capabilities.

Idea Activation & Prototyping: Bring ideas to life and design what customers need through agile and rapid prototyping.

Innovation Strategy: See the future — build the next big thing or rapidly evolve to stay ahead of the curve.

Software Engineering: Build your experience with clean code — at Cantina, we do it all, full stack, front end, back end, you name it, we code it.

Technical Architecture: Design a rock solid technology stack that flexes and scales with your needs.

Mobile & Web: Create an engaging and user-friendly mobile and web experience for your customers.

Internet of Things (IoT): Develop an IoT strategy that makes sense; then build smart connected devices that deliver for your customers.

AR/VR & Mixed Reality: Take advantage of AR/VR and mixed reality to create a better experience and make your product or service stand out.

AI & Machine Learning: Use the power of AI &aamp; ML to revolutionize your business and augment the human experience.

Delivery & Enablement: Learn from our team of experts while delivering fast and effectively.

Resources :  Blog

EPAM Continuum

Description: EPAM Continuum is the integrated business, experience, and technology consulting network within EPAM Systems, Inc. We fuse integrated consulting with EPAM’s engineering expertise to accelerate the pace at which our clients derive market benefit from innovation and transformation investments.

Our global network of strategists, advisors, designers, technologists, data scientists and creatives believe the right solutions will improve lives and fuel competitive advantage. We don’t just create blueprints, operating models and business plans; our thinking lives in code, products, and in market.

Offices (HQ and other offices)

HQ: Newtown, PA

North America: Boston, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Toronto

Europe: UK, Italy, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Spain

APAC: Hong Kong, Singapore, China


Phone: +1 617 969 5400 


Sample clients: Epic Games, Burberry, Liberty Mutual, UBS, Schneider Electric

Expertise: Modernizing Digital Operations, Transform Customer Experiences, Create new Revenue Streams, Delivery Market-Leading Products


Podcast channel:


Description: Innosight is a strategy and innovation consulting firm that helps organizations navigate disruptive change and manage strategic transformation. Now a member of the Huron Consulting Group, we work with leaders to create growth strategies, accelerate critical innovation initiatives, build innovation capabilities, and manage change. Discover how we can help your organization navigate disruption at .

Office(s): Boston, Lausanne Switzerland, NYC, Singapore


Phone: 718-652-7200

Contact: Contact Innosight

Twitter: @InnosightTeam

LinkedIn :  Profile

Clients:  Aetna, J&J, DBS, Bayer, Walgreens, LinkedIn, Citi, Ford Motor

Expertise:  Innovation strategy, process, and capabilities; growth strategy; transformation; business model innovation; customer insights and experience; culture change; leadership development and learning; organizational designResources :  Innovation Performance Hub


Description: KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm, is the U.S. member firm of KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”). KPMG is a global network of professional services firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. We operate in 154 countries and territories and have 200,000 people working in member firms around the world.

Website :

Contact: Connect with KPMG

Twitter: @KPMG_US

LinkedIn :  Profile

Sense Worldwide

Description: Innovation is the only sustainable competitive advantage. To deliver breakthrough innovation, senior leaders, innovators, brand marketers, and consumer insight teams need to see things differently and think differently. They need people with different minds to deliver different outcomes. At Sense Worldwide we collaborate with creators: outliers, misfits, rebels, and crazy ones to understand the future and develop breakthrough strategies. Experts in harnessing cognitive diversity at scale, our unique source of divergent perspective is channeled from The Sense Network. It is home to 6,000+ creators from over 1,000 cities worldwide. Our consultants, our clients, and The Sense Network collaborate to work together as one team. Our loop-based approach makes pricing and deliverables transparent. We use agile workflows: to discover future needs, evaluate and derisk existing pipelines; ideate, iterate and design breakthrough innovation.

Website :

USA: 135 W 41st St 5th Floor, New York NY 10036
UK: 71-91 Aldwych, London WC2B 4HN

New York: +1(212) 518 3444
London: +44(0)20 7025 6040

Contact: Contact Nicky Rinks, Business Development Director

LinkedIn :  Profile

Sample Clients:  Since 1999, Sense Worldwide has helped some of the world’s most innovative companies be more innovative. Nike, Sonos, PepsiCo, Barclays, Viacom, Diageo, BUPA, GE, SC Johnson, Blue Diamond, Principal Financial, and many other organizations. By collaborating with The Sense Network they are able to shape their future.

Who we help: To help organizations see things differently and think differently, Sense Worldwide harnesses the cognitive diversity of The Sense Network. This approach is applicable across the organization:

Innovation Teams: We partner with you to build breakthrough innovation pipelines that move the needle, build brand equity, increase household penetration, and grow revenues.

Senior Leaders: We work alongside you and your leadership team to future-proof your organization, de-risk innovation strategies, and plan breakthrough growth.

Brand Marketers: We support your brand team to identify and challenge category conventions, develop distinctive brand propositions, and create brand experiences with purpose.

Consumer Insights Teams: We collaborate with you and your internal stakeholders to understand your future consumer needs and identify culturally relevant opportunities for brand innovation.

Expertise:  We might not know the answer to your challenge right now, but we do know how to get you there. Our talent is to make an innovation challenge simple and fun. This starts with asking a better question.

How might we identify whitespace opportunities?
How might we talk about our category differently?
How might we define a future design strategy?
How might we understand the needs of our future consumers?
How might we co-create a new business proposition?
How might we target a new customer in a new market?
How might we develop a disruptive brand strategy?
How might we prioritize a five-year innovation roadmap, fast?
How might we help you to innovate?


Ebook: If you’re not using cognitive diversity to innovate, you’re doing it wrong. Read The Crazy Ones ebook.

Podcast: See things differently and think differently: Listen to conversations with people from the edge of culture with the Extreme Perspectives Podcast.

Join The Sense Network: Meet people from worlds unlike your own: Join a community of outliers, misfits, rebels, and crazy ones on The Sense Network.

Meet The Sense Network: Job titles do not define us. Our stories make us unique, read a Senser Story.

Other Tomorrows

Description: Other Tomorrows is an independent strategic design studio that imagines new experiences, products, and services. We work with visionary organizations and leaders that believe human insights drive meaningful transformation. 

Office(s): 453 Washington Street #8C, Boston, MA 02111

Website :

Contact:  Email

LinkedIn :  Profile

Clients: Caliber Collision, MIT, Mary Kay, Burton, City of Boston, Cornell University, Women’s Foodservice Forum, Vueling Airlines


Human-Centered Design, Experience Design, Brand Strategy, Design Strategy, Service Design, UI/UX Design, Envisioning, Product Design, Stakeholder Innovation

Resources: Blog: Innovation Insights 

Sundberg Ferar

Description: Sundberg-Ferar propels the growth of new mobility, consumer, and commercial
product brands by developing innovative, human-centered solutions, and designing
meaningful, beautiful products.

Office(s): Metro Detroit, Michigan


Contact:  Scott Beatty, Director of Business Development

LinkedIn:  Profile

Twitter: @SundbergFerar

Clients: Wiss Tools, Mahindra, SproutsIO, Lorin Industries, Michigan Virtual, Hyundai, Bosch, Blackberry, Medtronic, Stryker, Ford, Subaru, Xenith, Bridgestone, Master Lock, Nalgene, Long Island Rail Road

Expertise: Industrial Design, Creative Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical), Innovation Strategy, Design Research, GUI Design, Service Design, Prototyping and Model Making, Tech Demonstrator Design



Description: U+ builds, commercializes and scales innovative digital products and services for Fortune 1000 companies. To date, we have brought 100+ successful businesses to market, creating over $1 billion in new value.

Office(s): San Francisco: 44 Tehama St, San Francisco, California 94105, US
New York: 175 Varick St, New York, 10014, US
Toronto: 278 Gladstone Ave, Toronto, Ontario M6J 3L6, CA
Prague: Příčná 4, Prague, Prague 1 11000, CZ

Website :

Contact:  Email

LinkedIn :  Profile

Clients: Porsche, RBC, Bridgestone, Cisco, Silicon Valley Bank, SwissRe, T-Mobile, Volkswagen Group, UDR, AXA Insurance

Expertise :Digital Innovation, Corporate Innovation, Venture Building, Ideation, IP Prioritization, Idea Validation, Market Testing, Software Development, App Development, Design, Business Scaling

Resources: Blog: Innovation Insights U+ Guide Method


Innovation Software & Tools


Description: Ezassi has the technologies and services to accelerate your innovation lifecycle. Our solutions will expedite Innovation Strategy, Ideation, Collaboration, Technology Discovery, and Scouting initiatives, enabling your key innovation objectives. Combine the power of a robust discovery engine tool with scouting services to build strategic connections, identify potential collaborators, and uncover opportunities for innovation across your company’s portfolio. Utilize Ezassi’s Innovation Resource Management software to organize and manage ideation and collaboration, enabling transformational improvements and driving profitability for your company’s greatest innovations.

Office(s): 822 A1A North, Suite 104. Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

Website :

Contact:  Email

LinkedIn :  Profile

Sample Clients: avanos, Halyard, xignux, Sterling Pharm Solutions, Abbott, Fox Latin America, sourceability, sobi Expertise:

Expertise : Innovation Software Solutions; Technology Discovery- Technology Landscaping, Tech Scouting, Horizon Scans, Trend Scans; idea management software- ideation and collaboration, open innovation, crowdsourcing, Kanban project pipeline

Resources Blog ,  Case Studies


Description: If you are looking for assistance to create or re-imagine your innovation system, you can count on us.

Whether you are more focused on employee innovation or collaborating with external parties, we can help. We’ll work together to quickly set up all the building blocks you need to make innovation happen: capturing, assessing, testing, developing and implementing ideas. All supported by our end-to-end, award-winning digital platform.

We also provide services to help you establish all the activities you need to perform technology scouting, trend detection and search for startups or other partners who can help fuel innovation at your company.

Office(s): Lisbon and Porto, Portugal

Website :

Phone: +1 (617) 418-4321

Contact:  Email InnovationCast

Twitter: @innovationCast

LinkedIn :  Profile

Clients: Vodafone, Barilla, Sanofi, VISA, ENI, HRDF, Mobily – Etihad Etisalat, Healthstream, Siemens, AICPA, Otto-Fuchs, Nextplora, Mota-Engil, A2A, Deltatre, HCA, Everis – NTT Data, VdA – Vieira de Almeida, SDL, ANA Airports, Delta

Expertise: In short, with InnovationCast you will…

  • Get stronger ideas, faster (from employees / partners / customers
  • Decide on which ideas to invest in.
  • Test the most promising ideas, without breaking the bank.
  • Take the best ideas to the finish line, to create value.
  • Monitor and analyze your business environment, to find trends, technologies, companies and insights which can trigger more innovation.
  • Engage people and recognise valuable contributions that make a difference.
  • Track progress in real time and always know where your attention is needed.

Resources :  Read their brochure


Description: We’re the global leaders in connected innovation intelligence made up of more than 800 PatSnappers across three continents, helping 8,000+ customers in 40+ different countries make better innovation decisions every single day. We do that by combining millions of R&D and IP datasets so our customers can connect the dots, increase productivity, and innovate more effectively.

Office(s): London, Toronto, Tokyo, Singapore, Shanghai, Beijing and Suzhou

Website :

Phone: Europe: +44 (0) 203 880 6999 / North America: +1 (437) 266 7465

Contact:  Email PatSnap

Twitter: @PatSnap

LinkedIn :  Profile

Clients: NCH Corporation, City University London, Invenntik, Tecnovaxion

Expertise : Our leading innovation intelligence platform is designed to help you identify technological opportunities that could affect the future growth and survival of your business. From ideation to commercialization, we separate the signal from the noise so you can learn everything you need to know about a company’s technology and innovation.

Resources :  Resources


Description: Innovation is at the heart of becoming Future-Fit. Our end-to-end agile innovation management platform and services empower medium and large-sized organizations to become more adaptive, creative, and resilient. Planbox helps you turn creative ideas into winning projects and integrate everyday tools to collaborate smarter with your community of employees, customers, partners, startups, governments, academia, and expert solvers. Planbox has offices in Canada, UK, and USA, with customers around the world in over 140 countries.


  • USA: 24A Trolley Square, Wilmington, DE 19806-3334
  • Canada: 1800 Berlier Street #400 Laval, Quebec H7L 4S4
  • UK: 61 Bridge Street, Kington HR5 3DJ

Website:  PlanboxIdeaConnectionFuture-Fit Manifesto 

Phone: North America: 1-855-752-6269, International: 1-514-788-4703

Contact:   Ask Us Anything

Twitter: @planbox

LinkedIn:  Profile

Clients: Exxon Mobil, Dow, Honeywell, Novartis, Doosan Bobcat, Anglo American, Electrolux Professional, CAE

Expertise: Innovation Portfolio Management, Emerging Tech Empowerment, and Ecosystem Enablement

Resources:  The Best Innovation Software 2023 Vendor Guide2022 State of Corporate Innovation ReportDeveloping Innovation Metrics and ReportsCorporate Online Innovation LabGet Your Innovation House in Order for ISO 56001Agile Innovation SolutionTech Scouting Innovation SolutionContinuous Improvement Innovation SolutionOpen Innovation Solution


Description: In these times of dramatic change, enterprises can prioritize innovation and product development initiatives to enable a competitive advantage. By identifying, evaluating, and successfully executing against the right strategic priorities, Sopheon provides the ability to more effectively and efficiently control and manage innovation and new product development programs and pipelines. Sopheon solutions deliver an innovation decision command center that gives companies complete visibility, smarter decision-making, and better time to value.

Office(s): HQ: Sopheon Corporation, 7900 International Dr Suite 650, Bloomington, MN 55425, USA
Sopheon Corporation, 6870 West 52nd Avenue, #215, Arvada, CO 80002, USA
Sopheon UK Limited, Dorna House One, Guildford Road, West End, Surrey GU24 9PW, UK
Sopheon NV, Kantoorgebouw OFFICIA 1, De Boelelaan 7, 1083 HJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Sopheon NV, MECC Office Building, Gaetano Martinolaan 95, 6229 GS Maastricht, The Netherlands
Sopheon GmbH, Lise-Meitner-Str. 10, D-64293 Darmstadt, Germany

Website :

Phone: 1 952-851-7500

Contact:  Email Sopheon

Twitter: @sopheon

LinkedIn :  Profile

Clients: Mondelez, Smuckers, Clif Bar, Hershey, 3M, LG, POST, Benefit, PepsiCo, Honeywell, Philips, Rust-oleum, Gojo, Dupont, Ingredion

Expertise : Sopheon solutions deliver an innovation decision command center that gives companies complete visibility, smarter decision-making, and better time to value.

Resources :  Resources


Description: Aligning innovation and finance to drive profitable growth, with software and services for innovation and portfolio management. Make uncertainty your friend! SmartOrg’s methods for evaluating opportunities allows you to align on where and how much to invest and how to drive the upside. Whether your growth challenge is to innovate in an exciting new area, or to balance your portfolio across competing interests, we can help you get better results and build your capability.

Office(s): 99 Almaden Blvd., Suite 975, San Jose, CA 95113

Website :

Phone: (650) 470-0120

Contact:  Email SmartOrg

Twitter: @Smartorginc

LinkedIn :  Profile

Clients: Corteva, DuPont, Applied Materials, Exxon Mobil

Expertise : Portfolio management, Innovation management, Decisionmaking, Evaluation, Strategy

Resources :  Resources


Description: We offer end-to-end solutions for employee engagement, idea management and idea execution. Our KICKBOX concept is based on a proven methodology used by +1000 companies globally. An online platform, a physical toolbox, an expert network and strategic support are the core elements of our KICKBOX program.

Office(s): HQ – Hardturmstrasse 3, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
US – 2125 Center Ave., Suite #507, Fort Lee, NJ 07024
Uberlandia – MTI – Minas Tecnologia e Inovação, rready Team, Av. Floriano Peixoto, 1615 – Nossa Sra. Aparecida, Uberlândia – MG, 38400-702, Brasilien
Serbia – Interventure, rready Team, Zira, Cvijićeva 127, RS-11000 Belgrade
Rotterdam – 42workspace – Tech Coworking Space Rotterdam, rready Team, Schiedamse Vest 154, 3011 BH Rotterdam, Niederlande Compose

Website :

Phone: +41 44 273 52 11

Contact:  Email

LinkedIn :  Profile

Expertise : Intrapreneurship and Innovation

Resources :  Corporate Entrepreneurship Success Stories | rready Case Studies, Innovation Solutions & Corporate Transformation Strategies, Corporate Innovation Video Hub, Innovation Ideas for Companies

Swarm Vision

Description: Swarm Vision is the innovation system from Silicon Valley that drives transformational innovation in large organizations with the workforce you already have. The Swarm SAAS platform was developed specifically for large enterprises, based on our deep understanding of corporate innovation. Swarm provides a breakthrough new way for innovation, R&D and business leaders to achieve your innovation goals systematically and repeatably. Swarm brings deep science to the often-hazy field of innovation. The award-winning and intuitive Swarm platform enables you to identify the innovation talent already in your workforce, organize it into stronger teams, develop your latent talent, and drive a true culture of innovation.

Office(s): Los Altos, CA (Silicon Valley)

Website :

Phone: 415-290-2476

Contact:  Email Swarm Vision

Twitter: @swarmvision

LinkedIn :  Profile

Clients: Campbells, Colgate, Johnson & Johnson, KBR, Mondelez, NASA, Omnicom, PepsiCo, Rheem, SAP, Shell, Total Energies

Expertise : Swarm is best known for conducting the largest research study in the world on serial, successful innovators. The award-winning Swarm Innovation System is built on this ground-breaking research. Swarm enables large organizations to: identify the innovation talent in their workforce and candidate pool, analyze and design stronger teams, upskill their innovation talent, and drive a culture of innovation, based on science.

Resources :  Swarm Published Research The Ultimate Guide to Innovation Talent Assessments, The Ultimate Guide to Driving an Innovation Culture, The Ultimate Gide to Innovation Training, The Ultimate Guide to Innovation Teams, The Ultimate Guide to a Stronger Innovation System

Innovation Training & Education

Babson Executive Education 

Description: Babson College’s mission is to teach entrepreneurial leaders everywhere how to make a real-world impact. Entrepreneurial leaders move teams through change and disruption, navigating through uncertainty and recognizing growth opportunities. Babson Executive Education helps organizations develop entrepreneurial leaders across industries to drive growth and innovation. Our custom programs are co-created learning journeys that offer interactive ways for groups, led by our world-renowned faculty, to develop forward-looking platforms and redesigned business strategies.

Office(s): Wellesley, MA

Website :

Phone: (781) 239-4354

Contact:  Email

Twitter: @babson

LinkedIn :  Profile

Expertise : Design and deliver custom learning and development programs in innovation, entrepreneurial leadership and disruption

Resources :  Babson Insights, Entrepreneurship

MIT ILP and MIT Startup Exchange

Description: The MIT Industrial Liaison Program (ILP) is industry’s most comprehensive portal to MIT, enabling companies worldwide to harness MIT resources to address current challenges and to anticipate future needs. MIT Startup Exchange actively promotes collaboration and partnerships between 2,000+ MIT-connected startups and industry, principally the 260+ members of the MIT ILP. MIT Startup Exchange and the ILP are integrated programs of MIT Corporate Relations.

Office(s): 1 Main Street 12th Floor, E90-1201 Cambridge, MA 02142

Website :  MIT ILP, Startup Exchange

Phone: 617-253-2691

Contact:  Email MIT LLP, Email MIT Startup Exchange

Twitter: @mit_ilp, @MITSTEX

LinkedIn :  MIT Industrial Liaison Program, MIT Startup Exchange


Current ILP Members: Amgen Inc., The Boeing Company, Citi, Colgate-Palmolive Company, COMCAST, ExxonMobil Corporation, Mitsubishi Corporation, The Proctor & Gamble Company, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Sample Startup Exchange companies, of current STEX25 cohort: Everactive, Realtime Robotics

Expertise : MIT ILP: Connecting industry to MIT resources and expertise
MIT Startup Exchange: Connecting industry to MIT startups

Resources :  Learn about MIT ILP upcoming webinars, Learn about MIT Startup Exchange upcoming workshops, Learn about the current STEX25 cohort, Read and watch MIT faculty profiles, Click here for more information on MIT ILP membership


Description: MassChallenge strengthens the global innovation ecosystem by accelerating high-potential startups across all industries, from anywhere in the world for zero-equity taken.

Office(s): Boston, Massachusetts; Austin, Texas; United Kingdom; Switzerland; Israel; Mexico

Website :

Phone: (888) 782-7820

Contact:  Email

Twitter: @masschallenge

LinkedIn :  Profile

Clients: Fidelity, P&G, PepsiCo, GE, General Mills, L’Oreal

Expertise : Early-stage acceleration, corporate innovation, ecosystem activation, mentorship

Resources :  Blog

Innovation Academy at Notre Dame’s IDEA Center

Description: Innovation Academy at the University of Notre Dame’s IDEA Center delivers tailored learning experiences to help professionals build a lasting culture of innovation. We believe that the tools for creative problem-solving should be accessible to anyone, anywhere, anytime. And in a business environment going through unprecedented change, leaders need those tools now more than ever. By participating in our unique Innovation Academy programs, you can link your innovation strategies to your overall organizational goals to be a force for good, understand and apply our Unifying Innovation Methodology™ to relevant business problems, and learn to communicate and drive innovation through smart storytelling.

Office(s): Notre Dame, Indiana; Chicago, Illinois; Washington D.C.; Silicon Valley, California; and Global Gateways and Centers in China; Hong Kong; India; Isreal; United Kingdom; Italy; Mexico; Brazil; and Chile.

Website :

Phone: (574)631-8273

Contact:  Email

Expertise : Innovation tools and proven methodologies for creative problem-solving; building a sustainable and inclusive culture of innovation

Resources A detailed program overview and Innovation Action Boot Camp learning journey framework.

Startup Scouting & Evaluation


Description: Startgrid is an innovation platform helping companies make their external innovation efforts more successful. From tracking business needs to scouting startups to discovering the best solutions, Startgrid makes it easy for teams to solve problems, share intelligence and measure the impact of their efforts on the business.

Office(s): 700 Airport Boulevard, Suite 370, Burlingame, CA 94010

Website :

Phone: (650) 251-4686

Contact:  Send Mail

Twitter: @startgridco

LinkedIn :  Profile

Clients: BNY Mellon, Mercer, Mitsubishi, and CenturyLink

Expertise : Scouting, network building, delivering external innovation into organizations, project tracking, pipeline management, reporting and analysis of innovation efforts

Resources : Check out Startgrid’s  blog ,  podcast , and  datasheets .


Description: SwitchPitch is the leading Startup Relationship Management platform for innovation teams at Fortune 1000 companies. From identifying startups to relationship management, SwitchPitch gets innovation teams to ROI outcomes quickly and efficiently.

Office(s): Washington, D.C. 94010

Website :

Phone: (888)727-9482

Contact:  Email Michael Goldstein from SwitchPitch

Twitter: @SwitchPitch

LinkedIn :  Profile

Clients: Pfizer, Amazon, Chick-fil-A, and many others.

Expertise : managing startup relationships, scouting startups, innovation alignment, pilot management.

Resources :  Blog

Other Innovation Firms


Description: ADL Ventures focuses on developing and deploying new services and products on behalf of critical infrastructure incumbents. Our firm is a do-tank, not a think-tank, and our deliverables are outcomes as opposed to reports.

Website :

Contact: Contact ADL Ventures

LinkedIn :  Profile

Resources:  Blog

Bamboo Crowd 

Description: Bamboo Crowd is a recruitment and talent partner to innovation teams. Our purpose is to deliver world-class innovation talent to startups, consultancies, corporates, VC’s and scaleups.

Office(s): London HQ:Unit G09, The Print Rooms, 164-180 Union Street, London, SE1 0LH, UK
NYC HQ:181 N 11th St, Unit 207, Brooklyn, New York, 11211, USA

Website :

Contact: Email

Twitter: @bamboocrowd

LinkedIn :  Profile

Expertise: Thinker: Innovation Strategists, Business Designers, Service Designers, Research and Insights, Growth Strategists Design Researchers & Strategists.

Maker: UX designers, UI Designers, Visual Designers, Product Designers, Brand Designers, Interaction Designers.

Build: Product Managers, Front-End Developers, Software Engineers, Data Engineering.

Scale: Growth Marketers, Performance Marketers, Partnerships, Business Development, Sales, Client Services, Customer Success.

Clients:  EY Doberman, Prophet, Deloitte, Thrivent, Current, Moody’s, PNC Bank, Abercrombie & Fitch

Resources:  Blog

Highline Beta

Description: Highline Beta is a hybrid corporate venture studio and VC fund that discovers growth opportunities for large companies, and helps them realize those opportunities through internal and external innovation. We believe the most ambitious companies need to build a portfolio of new ventures to win with a venture capital mindset. Whether you’re looking to build new businesses in-house, spin-out new startups, or partner with startups through a corporate accelerator, we can help.

Office(s): Toronto (HQ), New York, Chicago, LA, Vancouver, Montreal

Website :

Phone: 416-587-7623

Contact: Email

Twitter: @highlinebeta

LinkedIn :  Profile

Clients:  RBC, AB InBev, Kraft, Aviva, American Family

Expertise:  Corporate venture development, venture capital, pilot program accelerators

Resources:  Blog

High Alpha Innovation

Description: At High Alpha Innovation, we believe that scaled organizations face challenges that startups are uniquely positioned to solve, and that those scaled organizations have resources, technology, networks, and insights that startups are uniquely positioned to leverage. As a result, we employ a proven venture studio playbook to co-create advantaged startups and solve compelling problems with the world’s leading corporations, universities, and entrepreneurs.

Office(s): Indianapolis HQ — 830 Massachusetts Ave. Suite 1500 Floor 4, Indianapolis, IN 46204

Website :

Contact: Email

Twitter: @highalphainno

LinkedIn :  Profile

Clients:  Silicon Valley Bank, Koch Industries, Capital One, Elanco Animal Health, WARF (University of Wisconsin-Madison), OSF Healthcare, Indiana University Health, University of North Carolina, Purdue University

Expertise:  High Alpha Innovation’s dedicated team of expert builders, strategists, and designers apply a proven venture studio playbook — pioneered by High Alpha — to co-create advantaged startups with corporations, universities, and entrepreneurs.

Resources:  Blog


Description: Mach49 partners with global businesses to disrupt markets and create and accelerate new growth opportunities. Mach49 focuses on execution, with a unique approach to venture building and investing fueled by decades of Silicon Valley operating experience and success. Mach49 was founded in 2014 by Linda Yates who has more than 30 years creating global strategy and innovation for large multinationals. Mach49 is based in Redwood City, California, with offices in Boston, London, Amsterdam, and Singapore.

Office(s): Mach49 is based in Redwood City, CA, with offices in Boston, London, Amsterdam, and Singapore.

Website :

Phone: (650) 779-0961

Contact: Email

Twitter: @mach_49

LinkedIn :  Profile

Clients:  Goodyear, Halliburton Labs, Hitachi, Pernod Ricard, Schneider Electric, SGS, Shell, TDK Corporation, and Xerox

Expertise:  Corporate venture building, corporate venture capital design and execution

Resources:  Blog

People Rocket

Description: We are a responsible design firm, using co-design to shape a better future.

Our human-centered approach relies on collaboration and capability building to co-create solutions, drive innovation, and generate sustainable transformation with impact-oriented organizations.

We design intangible tools, the kinds of things that you feel, experience, and interact with every day such as business models, learning experiences, organizational design, and strategic plans. Beginning with your needs, we draw on the tenets of research, innovation, and learning to generate lasting, strategic, and equitable change. Our biggest asset? Leaving you with the mindsets and tools to be proactive, rather than reactive, in the face of new challenges.

Website :

Phone: (415) 671-7661

Contact: Email

LinkedIn :  Profile

Clients:  Global Quick Service Chain, Global Cafe Chain, Youth Advocate Program, Heinz Endowment Foundation, National Association of Community Health Centers, Mozilla, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)

Expertise:  Strategic Projects: Research, Assessment, and Analysis; Strategic Planning; Performance Management
Packaged Experiences: Innovation Accelerator; Learning and Curriculum Design; Acting with Power
Advisory Coaching: Leadership Development; DEI Capability Building; Emerging Tech Advising