How To Use Connect

Corporate Innovation

Where The Rubber Meets The Road

Take corporate innovation from boardroom to deal table. SwitchPitch’s database and marketplace get you from data to deals quickly and efficiently.

Fortune 500 customers use SwitchPitch Connect to power their innovation programs

“Whether it’s a temporary pitch, or for a long-term solution, SwitchPitch Connect offers a unique opportunity to build a network, solve problems and foster innovation.”
Bryson Koehler,
Chief Information and Technology Officer
The Weather Company

How Corporate Innovation Teams Use SwitchPitch Connect

Identify

Startup database comes pretagged with over 200 specific industry tags.

Search startups by eight different criteria including:

  • Stage
  • Industry
  • Geography
  • Business model
  • Growth score and
  • Tags

Custom tagging enables teams to designate startups for specific needs, projects or divisions ā€“ viewable by all internal

Centralize Startup
Relationships

Enterprises’ startup relationships come from many sources:

  • Conferences
  • Tradeshows
  • Cold inbound emails
  • Vendor lists
  • Referrals
  • Business development relationships

Invite all relevant startups to create standardized profiles with their work history, review, 3rd party data and much more.

All of these startups become part of your trackable and shareable startup ecosystem.

Engage

Enterprise needs meeting the following criteria are posted to the marketplace:

  • Immediate need to be filled
  • Budget behind it
  • Willingness to work with startup
  • Lack of internal resources to handle

Relevant startups from within your network ā€“ as well as from our database of 36k startups ā€“ are notified of project postings.

Projects with sensitive content may be listed as anonymous or private. Startups evaluate the project, answer specific questions you create, and apply.

Qualify

Detailed startup profiles help de-risk enterprise / startup engagement.

Startups provide details, which we enhance with third-party data.

Profiles include:

  • Business development history
  • Growth score
  • Rating / reviews from clients
  • Funding information
  • Founder’s contact information
  • Specific industry tags
  • Recent news mentions

Track

Get all internal conversations on the same page with:

  • Notes and email conversations captured on startup profiles
  • Custom watchlists with alerts when data changes
  • Deal logging for completed relationships
  • Lack of internal resources to handle
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