Highline BETA launches program to fast track corporate-startup partnerships


Highline BETA has announced the launch of a new program meant to create more connections between large corporations and the startups that are disrupting them.

The Fast Track program will have the Highline BETA team working with executives at enterprises to identify key challenges. Highline BETA then evaluates a list of shortlisted startups that could respond to these challenges, and identifies any potential barriers to programs.

As startups get access to key decision-makers and business insights, the goal is to reduce the time it takes to evaluate and launch a partnership from months to hours. On both sides, potential partners are pre-qualified by the Highline BETA team.

“Done right, startup-corporate collaborations can drive outcomes for both the startup and the enterprise,” said Marcus Daniels, founding partner and CEO of Highline BETA. “Our Fast Track sessions bring together the right people, at the right time, to create accelerated paths to strategic collaborations, partnerships, investments, and co-creations.”

Following the partnership, written feedback is provided from both startups and corporates and presented to both parties.

To celebrate the launch, Highline BETA announced that it is now hosting the Startup Train making its way from Toronto to Montreal’s Startupfest from July 10 to 14. Startups can apply for a spot with Highline BETA here.

For more info on the Startup Train this year, check out BetaKit’s post here.

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Jessica Galang

Jessica Galang

Freelance tech writer. Former BetaKit News Editor.

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