Gorillas Can Dance: Shameen Prashantham on Corporate-Startup Partnerships

Let’s start with your career journey. You’re an expert in corporate-startup partnering. How did you decide to make that the focus of your research?

Corporations and startups are often eager to partner, but differences in scale and pacing can make collaboration challenging. Tell us more about those challenges. How can corporations and startups effectively overcome them?

What’s your top advice for corporates and startups who are looking to partner?

Should corporates consider partnering with startups in emerging markets?

You argue that corporate-startup partnerships can be a powerful lever for reaching the UN’s sustainable development goals. Tell us more about that.

Where can we keep up with you, and where should we buy your book?



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