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Why Engaging Startups can Drive Corporate Innovation Initiatives

I recently caught up with Kmart Australia’s innovation program manager, Fabio Oliveira, on my podcast for a discussion on innovation in retail and what the ‘store of the future’ might look like.

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Why Corporates Should Partner With Startups

Large companies faced with the imminent threat of disruption posed by technologies such as cloud and mobile are having to reassess their place in the business landscape. Corporates need to figure out how to stay relevant not just in today’s ultra-competitive environment but also well into the future, to avoid having their bottom lines wither away.

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Announcing the startups in the Village Xperience (VR/AR) Accelerator Program!

Collective Campus is pleased to announce the startups that have been selected as part of the inaugural VR/AR accelerator program with Village Roadshow and Microsoft.

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The Difference Between Design Thinking, Lean Startup, and Agile

As more large companies begin to embark upon audacious transformation plans and set up innovation teams, more corporate professionals are being introduced to a world in which terms like design thinking, lean, agile, pivot, experiment, fail, adapt and so on are used almost interchangeably.

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Startup Acquisition 101 for Large Organisations

Explore the challenges organisations face in acquiring startups and how to deal with them.

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Singapore’s NTUC Income Continues Partnership with Collective Campus to Identify and Work with Startups

NTUC Income (Income) engaged Collective Campus in 2018 to scout startups across Australia and New Zealand to solve two business problems.

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Singapore’s NTUC Income Scouting Australian Startups

It is no secret. Organisations are investing heavily in both finding and partnering with startups to drive innovation.

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How we helped Sportsbet employees learn Lean Startup

Check out the video to hear how it went when we taught one of Australia's largest bookmakers how to use the lean startup methodology.

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How to Think Like a Startup - Keynote at IBM's Symposium

I had the pleasure of attending and speaking at IBM’s annual A/NZ Partner Symposium at Luna Park in Sydney yesterday where the hot topics of innovation, disruption, transformation and startup agility were central to the day’s discussions.

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How to Identify Synergies between Corporates, Startups and Spin-offs

It’s been well documented by the likes of Steve Blank and Clayton Christensen that if you want explore disruptive innovation in a large company, you have to either redesign or create parallel processes, systems and values internally in order up to support behaviours critical to innovation

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How to Evaluate Startups for Corporate Partnerships

In the past three years, Collective Campus has been home to more than 50 startups that have gone on to raise over US$13M.

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Australian Government to Innovation & Startups: "We can't support you because you're for profit"

The role that Government should play in fostering entrepreneurship.

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Partnerships: Corporates are from Venus, Startups are from Mars

Corporate startup partnerships represent a massive clash of cultures. There are countless platforms that corporates can leverage to connect with startups such as Crunchbase, Angelist, Startup List and Gust. Add to this meet-ups, pitch nights, conferences, blogs and social media all making it easier than ever to identify and connect with startups doing compelling things in your industry or adjacent industries. What’s really lacking is a roadmap on how to work with startups.

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Corporate Startup Partnerships 101

A roadmap to effectively partnering with startups.

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Corporate Procurement is Killing Startup Innovation

Speed is absolutely fundamental to innovation.

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Connecting Two Large Companies with 100 Startups to Drive Innovation

Over the past 90 days, my team has been searching high and low across Australia to find and recruit VR/AR and real estate startups to the Village Xperience and Charter Hall PropTech corporate accelerator programs respectively.

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Common Mistakes When Partnering with Startups

Investment on digital transformation alone is set to hit US$7 trillion worldwide by 2021, according to IDC. However, big investments open the door for costly failures, and 84% of digital transformations go on to fail. Organisations are investing big on innovation initiatives that are said to build a culture of innovation but ultimately amount to little more than innovation theatre, despite their best intentions.

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Applying Lean Startup to Health Insurance

The health insurance industry is facing significant disruption on a number of fronts. If any industry is in need of applying emergent strategy to its product development methods, it’s health insurance.

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Announcing the Startups in the Charter Hall (PropTech) Accelerator Program!

Collective Campus is pleased to announce the startups that have been selected as part of the inaugural PropTech accelerator program with Charter Hall.

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How Your Organization Should Partner With Startups and Scale-Ups

You might already know that more than 50% of today’s S&P500 faces replacement in the next 10 years. A lesser known fact is that one in three listed companies are at risk of being de-listed in the next five years alone.

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8 Ways Corporates Can Engage Startups To Drive Innovation

Large organisations are engaging startups in growing numbers, due in part to a realisation that companies have not been built to respond to the accelerating pace of change in a timely manner, and that short of restructuring the entire organisation from the ground up, partnering with startups who are unencumbered by bureaucracy, short-term shareholder demands and employee incentives, is an easier way to tap into emerging technologies, business models and talent.

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4 Week Startup - How We Did It

Collective Campus recently held its first Lean Startup Short Course. The course, held for 20 hours over four weeks, brought together seven budding entrepreneurs and exposed them to the world of build, measure and learn.

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10 Startups in Southeast Asia You Should Know About

The startup activity in Southeast Asia is currently booming with deals on track to hit record numbers in 2017. Over 500 deals are expected by the end of this year, following an impressive 2016 that resulted in 347 deals.

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