In just the last two years, millions of dollars have been committed to numerous accelerator programs. Here are ten of the top corporate accelerator programs in Singapore, which combine both deep domain and startup building expertise.
Large organisations are engaging startups in growing numbers, due in part to a realisation that companies have not been built to respond to the accelerating pace of change in a timely manner, and that short of restructuring the entire organisation from the ground up, partnering with startups who are unencumbered by bureaucracy, short-term shareholder demands and employee incentives, is an easier way to tap into emerging technologies, business models and talent.
Corporate startup partnerships represent a massive clash of cultures. There are countless platforms that corporates can leverage to connect with startups such as Crunchbase, Angelist, Startup List and Gust. Add to this meet-ups, pitch nights, conferences, blogs and social media all making it easier than ever to identify and connect with startups doing compelling things in your industry or adjacent industries. What’s really lacking is a roadmap on how to work with startups.
When it comes to corporate innovation programs there’s a number of different structures that large organisations can adopt, however knowing which one to adopt can be a challenge, and oftentimes executives find themselves chasing after shiny metal objectives such as innovation labs where strategic alignment can often become an afterthought.
The Mills Oakley Accelerator has been established to commercialise legaltech.
Hailing from Austin, Texas, Ash Maurya is the founder of Leanstack. Since bootstrapping his last company seven years ago, he has launched five products and one peer-to-web application framework.
Mills Oakley is launching Asia-Pacific's first Legal Startup accelerator.
Max Kelly is currently Managing Director of Techstars London.
I had the pleasure of attending and speaking at IBM’s annual A/NZ Partner Symposium at Luna Park in Sydney yesterday where the hot topics of innovation, disruption, transformation and startup agility were central to the day’s discussions.
July 26, 2017
Level 1, 20 Queen Street Melbourne, VIC 3000