The Innovation Landscape

Managing corporate innovation is not an easy task. CEOs of large companies prioritize innovation in annual reports and speeches. It’s at the forefront of company-wide initiatives. Lead in it you must. But historically, large companies have relied on R&D departments… Continue reading

SwitchPitch Featured on Atlanta’s Dana Barrett Show

This week, SwitchPitch was featured on Dana Barrett’s radio show on Atlanta’s biz1190. Atlanta has so many exciting things going on and we are thrilled to be thrown in the mix with such a spirited and forward-thinking startup scene. Part… Continue reading

SwitchPitch is Atlanta-Bound in October to Connect Startups and Enterprise Companies

A role-reversal experience where big brands pitch funded innovation programs to qualified startups It is not networking. It is deal-making. Established companies are looking to invest in startups by aligning their technology offerings with internal innovation projects. However, large companies… Continue reading

The New Way for Startups to Engage with Large Companies

Connecting with large companies poses a problem for startups and growing businesses for three reasons: 1. Emails are not routed to the right individuals 2. Companies that need innovative solutions do not have the bandwidth to vet inquiries 3. Startups… Continue reading

3 Essential Elements of Identifying Best Fit Startups

Partnering with a startup company infuses some of that early-stage mojo into your own business. The excitement and tenacity that embodies a startup has a way of rubbing-off on the larger companies that are fortunate enough to find the right… Continue reading

4 Ways to Create a Business Partnership that Increases Flexibility and Agility

Business development partnerships are quickly replacing traditional resourcing plans to keep pace with marketplace demands for agile, flexible responses. Through these partnerships, businesses gain access to fresh talent and a startup mentality that infuses innovative culture and skills into existing… Continue reading

3 Ways Startups Force Big Companies to be More Innovative

The behemoth size and ingrained processes of many big companies make it difficult to quickly respond to today’s fast paced business environment. A high-level perspective governs decision-making which is based on legacy products and past experiences. By comparison, startups are… Continue reading

5 Big Company Objections to Working with Startups

In my last post I outlined three important reasons big companies should partner with startups. I’ll now delve deeper into the common objections I typically hear from large companies regarding these partnership. In addition to listing these objections I will respond to each. The objections I hear… Continue reading

Top 3 Reasons Big Companies Need Startups

Nothing frustrates me more than complacency. When I hear large companies in legacy industries happy with their pace of change and innovation, I’m tempted to short their stock. Market share doesn’t take long to erode, especially when technology costs have… Continue reading

5 Ways to Avoid BD Pitfalls between Big Businesses and Startups

As SwitchPitch’s founder, my mission is to help big companies and startups get deals done. Throughout the process, we hear from both sides when they have successes and when they run into stumbling blocks. Often times those stumbling blocks come… Continue reading

11 SwitchPitch Projects Expiring August 8th

As a heads-up, there are 11 large-scale corporate innovation projects whose bidding deadlines are on August 8th. The majority of projects listed on our platform are currently Marketing projects, Data-intensive, and/or involve Mobile/Web Development. Some of the projects on our… Continue reading