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Why Build Venture Ecosystems for Growth?

A true Venture Ecosystem is a network of interconnected corporations and startups, engaging as a collaborative community to sustain and grow.

If built properly with specific, actionable goals defined, a highly-effective bespoke ecosystem becomes a resounding platform of leadership for the corporation. It becomes the lynchpin in an interwoven set of relationships that fosters common interests, innovation, and revenue growth.

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Navigating the new frontiers of innovation

  BigCo leaders must learn to navigate the new frontiers of innovation. TechNexus began nearly fifteen years ago to bring Chicago’s nascent tech startup community together to create meaningful relationships and connect entrepreneurs in ways that helped us all build …

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Why Venture Collaboration is the Future of Corporate R&D

What can venture capital firms offer startups? Money, foremost. Mentorship, usually. Publicity, street cred, and validation are typically part of the deal. What’s missing in this model may be why so many startups fail: critical strategic services. Early commercial validation, …

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Perspectives from the Ecosystem: October 2020 Edition
Goodbye morning gridlock, hello to reinventing your workday
BOUNTE Advances Hotels’ Commitment to Cleanliness with a Low-Touch Lost and Found System Using AI to Identify and Return Items
Playbook, a fitness platform that puts creators first, raises $9.3 million – TechCrunch
Perch Is Lifting The $30 Billion Fitness Industry To New Heights
Feature Article: S&T Focus on Sensors Burns Bright During Wildfire Season
The Cloud 100 Rising Stars 2020: Cloud Computing’s Next Wave, From Resilia To Roam Research
Dynamo Acquires Imagineer Technology Group, Expanding Its Leading Market Position in Cloud Software for the Global Alternatives Industry
Perspectives from the Ecosystem: September 2020 Edition
Chicago fishing lure startup scales fast during Covid, is a hit with NBA players in the bubble
Remember Office Banter? Audio Apps Want to Bring That Back
The Next Era — Introducing Rapchat Gold
Yac gets backed by Slack to bring the intimacy of voice back when remote co-workers interact – TechCrunch
Perspectives from the Ecosystem: August 2020 Edition
The Race Is On to Be the Peloton of Weight Lifting