An innovative way to connect startups and corporates
During a Launchpad Meetup, a corporate invites promising startups to their office to pitch a solution to a challenge and explore synergies. Successful editions have taken place with over 50 corporates, including KLM, Philips, USG People, Accenture, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, TomTom, ABN AMRO and Deloitte. After the first three series of Launchpad Meetups, 68% of the participating startups had a follow-up meeting with the corporates. Launchpad Meetups allow startups to connect with a potential corporate customer at the level where they are needed most – all while laying foundations for ongoing partnerships and speedier startup growth.
Examples of collaborations that have come about as a result of these meetups include Oracle exploring big data in retail with the help of startup 904Labs and EY’s work with startup Declaree to simplify the corporate’s declarations process with digitisation. The Launchpad Meetups have been established in collaboration with our partner TNW.