For 3 years we have been developing an acceleration process allowing BNP Paribas corporate clients & business lines to collaborate with the best European startups with a strong focus on generating value for both sides. By focusing on early-stage startups we allow you to build a strong and trustworthy relationship.
All year round, we meet with ambitious corporates willing to innovate on their market. It is an opportunity for us to get to know your business and as a result you might even discover some interesting startups we already worked with.
We define with your team the main innovation challenges your industry will have to face in the next 5 years. Our team will help you express it in a way that startups will understand and resonate with.
We mobilize our networks to identify relevant startups and convince them to apply to the program. In the middle of the call for application, we organize a "Connect Session" which is a networking event where you will have the opportunity to meet with dozens of founders.
Once the call for application is closed, we and our network of experts evaluate every applications. We provide you with a short list of the most relevant startups. You get to choose the one you would like to work with.
We assemble together a jury of experts, entrepreneurs and business leaders from your company so you can have a 360° evaluation. This will empower you to take the proper decision and choose the amazing team you will be paired with during the next months!
We act as a trusted third party in the collaboration in order to drive concrete results in a short time frame. We also actively coach your selected startup and help it grow their business to make them stronger.
We designed one of the best acceleration programs for startups. Operated by real entrepreneurs with business focus, it allows us to attract the best early stage startups.
As a trusted third party, we accompany the project journey and make sure that you and the startup understand each other all over the process. We are here to answer your questions and prevent potential dead ends.
Our acceleration program will give your team a unique startup experience. It is an opportunity to be in touch with inspiring businesses and people. Also, you will discover methods for launching new disruptive businesses.
One of the first output you will have is a list of qualified startup sthat could help you tackle your innovation challenges. Collaborating with one them within the program, does not prevent you from getting in touch with the others.
Whether you already are an open-innovation ninja or a newbie, we adapt to your organization's maturity with the right tools. Outcomes of the collaboration can be multiple: commercial agreement, investment, IP share...
Follow the steps of more than 30 corporates before you and benefits from what we have learnt to really create value in your collaborations with startups.
Startups offer more advanced technology, and corporations like BNP Paribas, have an essential role to play.
The Innov&Connect team created the ideal conditions to build a winning collaboration with a startup. They drove the collaboration process enabling us to mobilize stakeholders in a very short time frame. It has been a very rich experience for our company.
Innov & Connect is a short-term actionable working relationship with a startup. The ecosystem at our disposal was a real plus for developing our collaboration with a startup.
We are utterly satisfied with the Innov & Connect program. Thanks to the program's team, we have learnt the startup mindset and methodologies which came as a beneficial cultural shock for us. As a corporation grows, it looses agility and with this program we could regain some of it !