By Chris Heivly, Entrepreneur in Residence at Techstars
Great startup communities have meaningful connections from every actor in the ecosystem. Corporations are one of those critical actors. Why? It’s actually simpler than you think. There is something in it for everyone. The perfect win-win.
For an effective win-win, you must have two motivated parties each of whom get obvious value from the connection.
The problem with the corporation–startup community connection, or lack thereof, is that the value for each actor is many times not obvious.
Originally published at www.techstars.com on January 22, 2019.