Innovation Services Overview
What We Do
We help our strategic corporate partners enhance their performance by leveraging startups for open innovation.
To remain competitive, corporations cannot rely on their existing core technologies and business models alone. We understand the enormous challenge established companies face as they adjust to globalization and changing environments.
The Venture Services team leverages local statups as well as the tremendous network of our Syndicate Fund of Funds. The result is enhanced innovation capacity of our Corporate Partners through collaboration and an external influx of knowledge and innovation.
Corporations can find it difficult to extract diverse and disruptive knowledge sets required to remain competitive.
We are ready and able to change that.
How It Works
Accelerated Disruption for Bolder Outcomes
We work with corporate innovation teams through a traditional briefing process to clarify innovation challenges and develop plans that identify regional and national resources, innovation focus, and desired outcomes.
Search and Solution
The ‘problem to solve’ is identified and circulated across our StartupCincy ecosystem and Syndicate Fund network, amongst potential startups and relevant subject matter experts to connect the problem to a pool of potential solutions.
Information sharing plays a significant role in extracting value beyond the financial performance of the Fund of Funds. The richness and diversity of technology-based resources across our venture network helps our community identify relevant startup-based innovation solutions and ignite powerful knowledge exchange as seeds for future solutions.
These programs strengthen the viability of the startup's solutions while offering early engagement and experience with future innovation breakthroughs.
Collaboration Enables Open Innovation
Open Innovation Sourcing
We partner directly with our Strategic Corporate Partners to activate and leverage our Fund of Funds Venture, local startups, and Portfolio Startup Network. We work to accelerate their internal and external innovation ecosystems and processes, creating sustainable value across channels.
Curated Connections & Knowledge Transfer
We leverage Cintrifuse's broad strategic partnerships with corporate innovators, startup entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, academics, and subject matter experts to drive external knowledge inflows and outflows. This can lead to innovation networks, labs, collaborations with other firms, alliances, mergers, or acquisitions.
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Open Innovation Collaboration Highlight
FinTech Frontier Pitch Competition
We searched coast to coast to find the boldest, early-stage ideas in financial technology. From companies bringing access to financial services for all, to those leading the green fintech revolution, to startups protecting consumers’ financial data and privacy, to those broadening transparency in the supply chain.
Live Pitch Competition
$75,000 in cash prizes
Corporate Strategic Partners
Join Our Network
Learn more now. Our rich community is filled with specialized resources, curated programming, and strategic partnerships to help our ecosystem thrive.