Explore Customer Reviews of StartUs Insights’ Startup Program Service

Not satisfied with the results of your company’s open innovation programs? StartUs Insights’ Startup Program Service has a proven track record of boosting high-quality applications. Discover customer reviews & explore what the solution has to offer!

In the fast-paced world of innovation, managing and promoting startup programs can be a daunting task. As an innovation team, you are responsible for handling a multitude of tasks, from identifying relevant startups to creating compelling outreach strategies.

Planning, managing, and executing open innovation programs, such as startup challenges or hackathons, demand an immense amount of effort and dedication from innovation teams. From conceptualization to implementation, innovation teams face numerous responsibilities, including but not limited to:

  • Designing the challenge
  • Releasing and promoting the challenge
  • Keeping track of the application process
  • Answering the queries of the participants
  • Evaluating the applications
  • Notifying the applications about the results
  • Preparing solutions for the proof of concept (PoC)

That’s where StartUs Insights’ Startup Program Service comes in. At StartUs Insights, we specialize in setting up, managing, and promoting innovation programs, such as startup challenges and hackathons, to help organizations discover and collaborate with the best startups and scaleups globally.

What is StartUs Insights Startup Program Service?

With our comprehensive Startup Program Service, we take care of the entire process. Thus, ensuring maximum impact and success for your program. How do we make it happen? Let’s dive into how we manage and promote your innovation program.

1. Set up the Program from Scratch

If your program does not exist yet we help you set it up from scratch! Just provide us with the following information and you are all set:

  • Goal and objective of the program
  • The timeline for the program
  • Benefits for the applicants
  • Targeting and eligibility criteria

Based on your inputs, we set up the landing page, application form, and everything else that is required.

2. Creation of a Conversion-Optimized Landing Page

Creating a captivating web page for your program can be time-consuming and resource-intensive. We understand this challenge, which is why we offer our expertise in setting up a conversion-optimized landing page. Leveraging our experience in SEO-optimized content, we design a landing page that captures the attention of potential applicants and maximizes conversions.

3. Direct Outreach to Thousands of Relevant Companies

Leveraging our powerful Discovery Platform, an in-house startup database, our expert analysts meticulously shortlist over 2000+ startups that align with your specific criteria. We delve into our extensive database of 3,790,140+ emerging companies globally, reaching out to these startups directly with your offer. Through personalized communication and persuasive messaging, we convince them to apply to your program. This direct outreach approach has proven highly effective, consistently generating up to 55% of the overall applications received for open innovation challenges.

4. Spreading the Word through Promotional Activities

Our team of marketing experts is dedicated to amplifying the reach and impact of your program. We produce informative SEO-driven articles that highlight the key aspects and opportunities of your startup program. These articles are published on our highly regarded blog, reaching a wide audience of entrepreneurs, innovators, and industry professionals. To further maximize the visibility of your program, we craft engaging social media copies that are strategically posted across our influential social media channels. This multi-channel promotional approach ensures that your program receives the attention it deserves and attracts a high number of qualified applicants.

5. Optional Applicant Pre-screening

Handling a large influx of applications can be overwhelming. Our in-house trained analysts step in to support you by analyzing startup data and conducting thorough pre-screening of applicants. This saves you time and effort, ensuring that you focus on the most promising candidates for your program.

At StartUs Insights, our mission is to unlock the full potential of open innovation through our Startup Program Service. We enable you to discover the best startups and scaleups, attract high-quality applications, and optimize the overall effectiveness of your innovation program. We empower organizations to drive innovation, foster partnerships, and achieve their strategic goals through our expertise and conversion-optimized approach.

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Explore Customer Reviews of StartUs Insights’ Startup Program Service

Over the last 10 years, we have earned the trust of numerous industry leaders across various sectors. 1000+ corporate partners, including Samsung, Nestlé, Lufthansa Cargo, KNAPP AG, Magna, Iberdrola, Bayer Foundation, and Altair trust our conversion-optimized approach to Open Innovation Programs. Not sure if it’s the right approach for your organization? Explore what we’ve achieved for our partners to inform your decision-making:

EIT Manufacturing

EIT Manufacturing, supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, aims to create innovation ecosystems that enhance European products, processes, and services, fostering sustainable and globally competitive manufacturing.

As a recurring client of StartUs Insights, EIT Manufacturing has experienced the benefits of our tailored campaigns time again. We have collaborated on multiple projects, customizing our strategies to meet their specific requirements. By leveraging our services, EIT Manufacturing has significantly increased its visibility within the European startup ecosystem. Our efforts have attracted students, researchers, startups, scaleups, and SMEs to their innovation programs. Over the past two years, we have successfully worked together on six programs.

According to Gianluca Grifi, Business Creation Manager at CLC South, “StartUs Insights’ reach enables us to attract a high number of relevant startups in a short amount of time as well as strengthen EIT Manufacturing’s brand in the global startup community.”

Read more about this – Partner with the Best Startups Using our Startup Program Service

TE Connectivity

TE Connectivity is a global industrial technology manufacturing leader working towards a safer, sustainable, productive, and connected future. For its E-Mobility startup challenge, they were looking for startups, small businesses, university research teams, and spin-offs from all over the world working on the next generation of connectivity and sensor technologies.

StartUs Insights played a pivotal role in helping TE Connectivity establish this program from the ground up. Our team created a compelling Startup Challenge Landing Page called “Power Up with E-mobility – a TE Connectivity Startup Challenge.

Our direct outreach and promotional activities resulted in a significant influx of high-quality applications. TE Connectivity was happy with the application results, as well as the number of clicks and impressions generated through our promotional efforts, which further raised awareness about their challenge.

“We came to StartUs Insights with the goal of setting up an Open Innovation Program. Their experience, flexibility, and results-oriented mindset allowed us to move quickly from setting up and promoting the program, to successfully converting relevant startups. We discovered new partners and many interesting solutions that match our needs; thank you for the great support!,” says Dr. Dominique Freckmann, Director of Innovation & Technology Transportation Solutions at TE Connectivity,

OTP Bank

The OTP Startup Booster Program, organized by OTP Bank, supports late-stage startups and scaleups in implementing product and operational innovations at OTP Group’s Hungarian headquarters and its subsidiaries across Central and Eastern Europe.

Over the past three years, StartUs Insights has established a fruitful collaboration with OTP Bank. In the latest edition of the OTP Startup Booster Program, our efforts generated an impressive 34% of the total number of applicants.

To learn more about the program, check out our article promoting it – Apply For The OTP Startup Booster Program By 18 April 2022 & Scale Your Business!

Dóra Avar, an Innovation Consultant at OTP Bank, recognizes the value of StartUs Insights, stating, “StartUs Insights enables us to discover new partners for PoCs, scale our outreach, and strengthen OTP’s global position as a leading innovation player.”

Funding Box

Funding Box is Europe’s one of largest deep tech funding ecosystems. For the promotion of one of its open innovation programs, Funding Box collaborated with us. They were looking for SMEs developing AI services or applications in machine learning, computer vision, natural language processing, and robot learning, among other focus areas.

As a result of the collaboration, StartUs Insights contributed to an impressive 18% of the total number of applications for the program – exceeding Funding Box’s expectations!!

“StartUs Insights provided outstanding startup scouting services, surpassing our expectations and they were a truly keen, supportive, adept partner in our outreach campaign,” says Urszula Sobek, Project Manager at Funding Box.

How to Maximize Your Open Innovation Potential Today

So, for your next open innovation program, take advantage of StartUs Insights’ Startup Program Service to discover the best startups & scaleups to collaborate with:

  • Receive High-Quality Applications — Your message needs to travel to thousands so that you have plenty of options to choose the best startups from. Our conversion channels reach hundreds of thousands to make sure the most relevant ones convert to your program.
  • Optimize the Program Effort — We offer you our experience and knowledge gathered while transforming the largest European startup and innovation community into a global network. This results in a lean and conversion-optimized setup for your startup program.
  • Build Long-Term Awareness — We understand that with every program cohort, it becomes more and more challenging to reach relevant startups. We make sure to increase the value of our network and reach every day so that you can benefit from it in the long term.

Book a free demo with StartUs Insights today and embark on a journey of innovation success. Together, let’s transform your startup program into a catalyst for growth and success in the dynamic world of entrepreneurship.

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