Elephants and mice. Corporates and startups.

JULIA HALL, October 16, 15:15 — 16:15

The open innovations model and its instrument - the corporate venture funds - make the large companies deal sometimes with very small ones. As a result, many interesting and complicated collisions happen. There are success stories in the Russian market proving that startups can cooperate with large corporations. Within the session, startups and corporations will share the cases of their joint work.
How did a startup and a corporation decide to go for cooperation? Has the opinion of potential of this cooperation changed for both parties? What was it at the early stage and what is it now? What were the challenges and how were they addressed?