Working With Startups

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The best large companies are developing new skillsets related to working with startups. These range from participating in accelerator programs to holding hackathons to creating new investment funds to simply assigning an executive to be a visible point of contact — an ambassador to the startup ecosystem.

Not all of those approaches will work for every company, and doing all of them at once is a recipe for disaster.

A good starting place in this topic area is our 25-page research report, "Startup Engagement: Best Practices for Large Organizations."

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How the Shubert Organization Puts Startups on the Broadway Stage

We sat down with Kyle Wright, the Digital Projects Director at Shubert Ticketing, to learn more about the company’s innovation focuses and their new Broadway Tech Accelerator.


How Truck Manufacturer PACCAR is Innovating for the Long Haul

 Tesla isn’t alone in the ring of companies experimenting with electric, autonomous, and smarter commercial vehicles.

Jennifer Hyman, Co-Founder and CEO of Rent the Runway.

Spanx and Rent the Runway Founders on Building Brands

Rent the Runway CEO Jennifer Hyman and Spanx Founder Sara Blakely discuss brand building, using humor, and empowering women at Forbes 30 Under 30.

Kathy Fish

P&G’s Top R&D Exec on Startup Disruption and Lean Innovation

Kathy Fish, P&G’s Chief Research, Development, and Innovation Officer, discusses lean innovation, data science, and measuring productivity. Our exclusive interview is inside…

Bonny Simi, President of JetBlue Technology Ventures

How JetBlue Navigates the World of Corporate Venture Capital

JetBlue Technology Ventures has put money into 20 startups, which build everything from weather prediction tech to AI assistants that manage travel plans.

Dennis Devine at Cleveland Field Study

Why KeyBank is Investing in Digital Innovation and Acquisitions

KeyBank is one of the biggest in the US, with over 1,100 branches. While investing in its digital relationship with customers, it remains committed to face-to-face interactions.

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