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Rethink
Innovation, Venturing, Strategy, Collaboration, Growth<sup><small>TM</small></sup>

We build ecosystems by finding, funding, and accelerating collaboration between entrepreneurs and corporations.

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We're force multipliers

Actualizing growth starts with opportunity. We’re creating those opportunities by aligning startups with corporations to accelerate the solutions that will solve real-world problems — we call this Venture-Enabled Growth. For corporations, entrepreneurial access through Venture-Enabled Growth unlocks unique perspectives into emerging trends and customer behavior. For startups on their journey to exit, collaborative corporate partnerships provide invaluable market knowledge, pilot opportunities, channel partnerships, and more.

How we build an ecosystem

Ecosystems for Perspectives & Growth

Startups

Collaboration & Capital

We open the door to the customers, new market opportunities, and capital that you need to scale.

  • Access to strategic capital 
  • Market fit/validation 
  • Develop & incubate with customers
  • Accelerate pilots & customer acquisition

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Corporations

Venture-Enabled Growth

We help corporations see around corners and partner with startups in ways you can't do on your own.

  • Align strategy with startup activity 
  • Source and incubate new technologies 
  • Invest earlier in emerging technology
  • Discover new markets and efficiencies

Find out why

Our ecosystems are purpose-built around high-growth industries and emergent technologies.

Agriculture

Audio/Visual

Aviation

Energy

Supply Chain

Maritime

Mining

Oil and Gas

Public Safety

Rail

Smart Cities

Trucking

Virtual Reality

Artificial Intelligence

Cloud technology

Data Analytics

Internet of Things

Mobile

In collaboration with our network of different partners, we’ve successfully sourced and grown startups worldwide for more than 15 years.

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204 Cities

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500+ Incubators & accelerators

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55 Enterprise partners

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530 VCs and angel investors

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384 Universities & research labs

We help entrepreneurs and executives make better business decisions.

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