Hear the rumble.
I applaud the success. I also love Champagne, by the way.
The real work begins when the glasses are emptied. That is why I have a few nit-picking comments.
Each startup is unique. Each corporate is unique.
So, there is a lot to navigate when it comes to piloting with or collaborating with startups - or scale-ups, for that matter.
The unfamiliar step between finding startups and obtaining Return on Collaboration is matching. It implies, amongst others, getting mutual comfort on the challenge-to-solve and motives for collaboration.
On most corporate-startup events the focus is on dating, not matching. If there is any matching at all, it is usually done superficially.
Bringing in external, objective matching expertise might lead to fewer uncorked champagne bottles. Most certainly, it will prevent ruined expectations and failed collaboration outcomes.
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