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Navigating Fortune 100 Collaboration for Early-Stage Startups

September 19, 2023 @ 10:00 am11:00 am

Discover effective strategies for establishing fruitful partnerships with Fortune 100 companies in Silicon Valley with Tomasz Kolodziejak.

When considering possible strategic partnerships, there are plenty of reasons why an early-stage startup may want to work with a Fortune 100 company. Mainly, the startup can gain greater access to resources and infrastructure along with the ability to tap into their partner’s established market and network. Association with these companies can also provide credibility and lead to long-term opportunities. But Fortune 100 companies have just as much reason to work with early-stage startups, known for their innovation, agility, and ability to disrupt established players in the market. So what can early-stage startups do to identify and nurture these collaborations?

Join us for an insightful session with Tomasz Kolodziejak, Open Innovation and Strategy at Samsung Electronics, who will present the guiding principles and best practices for securing and managing strategic partnerships with Fortune 100 companies. Tomasz, drawing from his entrepreneurial and corporate background, will delve into the incentives that drive collaboration between startups and F100 corporations. Gain actionable insights from his firsthand experience, including valuable lessons learned and recommendations for how startups should engage with larger enterprises.

Key Takeaways:

  • How collaborations with F100 companies can enrich your startup
  • How to identify and secure collaborations with F100 companies
  • How best to engage with F100 companies
  • How to measure the success and scalability of your collaboration


Tomasz Kolodziejak

Open Innovation & Strategy (New Products, Partnerships, Investments, POCs)

Tomasz is a serial entrepreneur, thought leader, and corporate innovator. Started as a CEO/co-founder of a health tech startup, today he works on innovative products at Samsung’s Research office in Silicon Valley.

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