Vertical limit. Acceleration 2.0 for breakthrough technologies in the corporate environment

RUST HALL, October 16, 16:30 — 17:30

According to the Global Accelerator Report, technological startups raised more than US 200 million investment with the support from business accelerators in 2016. Today there are more than 500 different acceleration programs available for fast-growing startups. Major trend in development of the acceleration models is merging of accelerators with corporations, resulting in evolving of the “Acceleration 2.0” focusing on nurturing industry-specific technologies and conducing creation of the corporate venture funds. Which strategies do the top-tier accelerators imply in cooperation with the corporations? How does the “Open Innovations” model contribute to attracting disruptive technologies to the corporate sector? Vertical acceleration - which industries are the most perspective?