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Great ideas VS great projects: Corporate accelerator or start-up purchase purchase as a driver of corporate innovative development?

KOLTSOVO HALL, October 16 17:00 — 18:15

Opening a vertical acceleration program or corporate venture fund has become a substantial reality helping businesses to boost sales and marketing, establish new partnerships and introduce culture of entrepreneurship via implementing innovative technologies. Following recent reports, two thirds of international accelerators rely on corporate partnerships making it a number one trend in selection process of industry-specific startups, while more than 50% of total funding of accelerators comes from corporates. Which model is the most effective in finding the next big tech: corporate acceleration program nurturing ideas or a VC buying teams out?

  • What are the prerequisites, risks and opportunities in relation to launching an accelerator vs. purchasing a start-up?
  • What are the best practices in Russia for launching an accelerator and purchasing a start-up?