Host: Ken Valledy (Partner/Co-founder at Progressive)
Progressive helps organisations unlock and commercialise new growth opportunities more rapidly than their competition and more effectively than traditional innovation programmes.
The Catalysts Podcast focuses on the key benefits of corporates and startups working together and how these partnerships can become a catalyst for change for the future. In each episode we will discuss a key topic area behind these partnerships with either a startup or a senior corporate stakeholder.
In today’s episode, I look into the area of dedicated ‘tech communities', where start-ups and corporates are based together for an ongoing indefinite period’. Are these communities a better option towards building start-up/corporate partnership vs the traditional accelerator or corporate accelerator programmes or are they an expensive PR façade with no real tangible output at the end?
To help me on this subject, I am really pleased to have as our guest Amy French (Director: Level39, London), the world's most connected community for finance, cybersecurity, retail and smart-city technology businesses). We discuss many subjects inc ''how best to manage the expectation of both the corporates and start-ups involved in these communities' and 'what is the secret ingredient behind successful start-up/corporate partnerships'
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