This year our Slush Singapore’s pre-event Partners Day on 18th September is bringing together corporates to discuss latest trends in corporate innovation.
After warm-up keynotes, the immersive day will focus on collaboration and cultural challenges, CVC best practices and technology scouting. We will also hear startup founders’ experiences about collaboration with corporates. All roundtable conversations will be moderated by leading industry experts.
Best practices of corporate and startup collaboration
When two very different worlds collide, the outcome might not be pretty – if not properly managed. We want to discuss best practices of collaboration, how to manage cultural clashes and different expectation.
Investing in startups – Corporate Venture Capital best practices
When is CVC a good option in your corporate innovation toolbox? Industry experts will lead conversation and provide insights and share best practices of whether focus on strategic or financial investment would result to the most viable option.
Corporate innovation from a startup perspective
Don’t you also want to hear the other side of the story? Serial entrepreneurs and startup founders will moderate conversation and share their own journey and experiences; what worked and what didn’t when collaborating with corporations. We will hear stories varying from lighter pilots and partnerships all the way to the M&A. Finding a common and shared mindset is crucial as it is all about collaboration – not domination.
Technology & innovation scouting and how to become a desired destination
This group conversation will focus on two components which go hand in hand forming working relationships with startups. The first and the easier part is scouting relevant innovation and connecting with potential startups. Secondly, the true challenge revolves around making your company an attractive destination for startups. But how to do it? You need the internal champions who are not isolated as well as commitment from top floor corner office, to start. So it’s not just leaving milk and cookies outside your door…
Our amazing moderators include:
Christo Thekkel – Venture Catalyst & Ecosystem Builder