We help enterprises adopt a startup-first business strategy into their operations culture
Now is the time for us
StartupBoomer mission is to be useful for startups and enterprises everywhere.
This rings true now more than ever, as we work to address the impact of COVID-19. Our unique role as a platform and services provider allows us to connect the dots, bring together an ecosystem of startup partners, and enable hundreds of enterprises of all sizes to build the digital capability required to address these challenges.
Right now, we're working with many customers on the front lines, including governments, financial and healthcare companies, manufacturers, energy & utility service providers, retailers, and other commercial customers critical to the continuity of services in every country.
Why startup-first business strategy
Almost all industries have been disrupted by startups. Nowadays it's happening to banks, car makers, logistics companies, FMCG and more. Yet many enterprises are moving slowly in engaging with startups to develop innovative solutions quickly, close to the needs of the customers and in real time. As quoted by Klaus Schwab, "In the new world, it is not the big fish which eats the small fish, it's the fast fish which eats the slow fish." Three great cases are Kodak, Blockbuster and Borders Group. All three used to dominate their respective industries but later filed for bankruptcy protection.
Startups can contribute to enterprises by offering:
- Speed of operation: Given the shorter period of time to reach break-even due to capital limitation, startups need to operate faster than large corporations to survive. Moreover, a condensed decision chain and methodologies like the lean startup approach (inspired by Toyota Lean Management) support a faster iteration. The need for speed is best summed up by a quote of Mark Parke, CEO of Nike: "One of my my fears is being this big, slow, constipated, bureaucratic company that's happy with its success". Working with startups can inspire a corporation to execute faster.
- Innovation: Startups are like a corporate R&D department outsourced. This means corporations have to keep close tabs, and zoom in on relevant innovations before competitors do. Startups innovate in different ways such as business model innovation like Airbnb and Uber which own no real estate or cars. By engaging with startups as early as possible, enterprises gains time to detect tomorrow's trends, to inoculate these innovations and practices into the DNA of company.
- Culture: "Done is better than perfect" and "Move fast and break things" are some examples of the culture at Facebook and other startups. For this reasons, many Fortune 500 enterprises are working with startups to change their internal culture which is usually risk-averse and KPI-driven.
We believe, surely not every enterprise is content to just sit on all that capital, watching the world go by? We hope that by finding and sharing the stories of world's best startups, it will make success less elusive and easier to replicate. And be a small step in getting more corporates to tap into the new global engine of innovation known as startups, in ways where everyone wins, especially enterprises themselves.
What's StartupBoomer Pro
This is potentially one of the best ways for enterprises to engage at a very early stage with startups that could be a significant value-creator, especially in industries where the disruption is fast-paced. The idea is to help enterprises develop a business moat with the help of our startup partners. StartupBoomer Pro is a consulting plan for enterprises which includes all the startups on the platform. A consultant will assess your requirements and help you choose startups for your business at $1000 per hour.
StartupBoomer Pro will help enterprises to deal with the startup revolution, pair them with these powerful forces of change, so they don't miss-out on the big picture and new growth opportunities. Submit RFP or contact us if you want recommendations on startups that are disrupting your industry.
Where next-gen startups meet global customers
Access to customers can be very challenging for a startup that can't have sales team everywhere. This platform is designed to help startups meet new clients and allow them to reach and build massive customer base worldwide. Further to build credibility, especially for B2B startups, a large company as an early customer offers a great validation of the startup's business model and products & solutions to gain new prospects and raise funds from investors.
If you are interested to get more customers for your startup, please send us your startup profile along with customer success stories to showcase on the platform and help you connect with hundreds of enterprises in 30+ countries across Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Middle East.
We also offer opportunity to nascent stage startups to make pitch and get funds from investors through "In Start We Trust" campaign.
Who are Startup consultants
Big companies need organic growth, and they are going back to their start-up roots to get it. To help companies eager to tap into the expertise of innovative startups, we are building an ecosystem of startup consultants to execute the startup masterplan for the world's leading corporations. Startup consultants helps us in the sales and delivery of startup partner products and solutions across industry verticals and geographies. We are also creating strategic business units, such as Military, Emeritus, Factory etc., of domain experts to bring together enterprises and startups in defense, aerospace, public sector, industrial and manufacturing business.
Most of our startup consultants are independent business and management professionals, CXO executives, industry veterans and technology services provider — who loves to endorse world's best startups to enterprises in their country. If you are passionate about startups, creating new categories, solving hard problems in innovative ways, and making things happen - join us!
We can't wait to see you back in action
We know many startups and enterprises have been hit especially hard by the Covid-19 pandemic, very possibly including you. To support enterprise customers during this challenging time, we’re waiving 50 percent of StartupBoomer Pro charges for all bookings on the platform, and rallying customers to evaluate the startups they trust can solve their business problems.
Still, we consider this just a starting point. We will continue to do the right thing for you, during this crisis and beyond.