IAG has been collaborating with start-ups and entrepreneurs for over five years to help transform our business. During this time we have developed partnerships in all major markets across continents with companies that are either helping us to connect with the digital start-up ecosystem or companies that face similar business challenges and are interested in collaborating on innovative solutions.
hub:raum Krakow is the innovation hub for early-stage start-ups created by Deutsche Telekom Group in April 2013. It focuses on supporting innovative businesses from Central and Eastern Europe by connecting team, vision, and expertise with the corporate power of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies. It is achieved by offering the smart money (commercialisation and go-to-market through an access to over 150M Deutsche Telekom customers), comprehensive package of seed-funding (up to 300.000€ for 10-20% of equity), co-working space, mentoring and Deutsche Telekom assets.
hub:raum organises many programmes to support European star-tups including WARP Sprints (http://www.warpaccelerator.com) and Challenge Up! (IoT Accelerator with Cisco and Intel, http://www.challengeup.com).
RocketSpace is based in San Francisco and it’s mission is to bridge the innovation gap for corporates and start-ups by creating an ecosystem where they can work together to bring successful new innovations to market.
Since launching in 2011, RocketSpace members have included more than 750 tech start-ups and 16 unicorns including Uber, Blippar, SuperCell and Spotify. IAG was RocketSpace’s first client when it was a start-up.
L Marks is a corporate innovation specialist and early- stage investor. They build bridges between large corporates seeking to innovate more quickly with young companies with disruptive technologies, products and services.
Founded in 2012 by serial entrepreneur Stuart Marks, they run bespoke start-up partnership programmes across industry sectors, supporting rapid innovation and connecting them with the best start-ups.
They work with clients such as John Lewis, EDF Energy and BMW to identify where they believe the challenges are in their businesses and then turn these into opportunities for improvement and innovation. Each programme is tailored to deliver real solutions to the corporate partners and create real opportunities for start-up to test and grow their product with a major partner.
Cink Emprende is a Spanish private capital consultancy specialised in entrepreneurship. They have positioned themselves as a national leader in managing incubators, accelerators and business promotion programmes in public, private, university and corporate environments.
Cink Emprende focuses on supporting entrepreneurs and start-ups in early stages with their own acceleration methodology, which is based on individual mentoring and pragmatic training. Cink Emprende also applies this methodology to open innovation and intrapreneurship programmes for corporates.
Their team consists of mentors, consultants, technical advisors, office managers and an extensive network of partners within the start-up ecosystem.
Cink Emprende manages more than 10 incubation and accelerator spaces for third parties throughout Spain. They aim to encourage entrepreneurship and the creation of new companies, as well as to generate stable and quality jobs.