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The Catalysts Podcast


The Catalysts Podcast focuses on the key benefits of corporates and startups working together and how these partnerships can become a catalyst for change for the future.

Recent Episodes

Shameen Prashantham (Author - Gorillas can Dance // CEIBS Professor). 'Lessons from Microsoft and Other Corporations on Partnering with Startups' December 02, 2021 Episode artwork Jim Kite (Founder of Tech Pilot Ltd and former Global Head of NextTechNow and Global Partnerships at Publicis Media) 'The sometimes misunderstood and under-appreciated role of the agency'.November 17, 2021 Episode artwork Veronique Merriam Barbosa (Co-Founder at Flux) The Pros and Cons of Corporate Accelerator Programmes and why they aren't the right solution for everyone.November 01, 2021 Episode artwork Amy French (Director: Level39) "Inside the workings of a dedicated start-up/corporate tech community'October 18, 2021 Episode artwork Elvin Turner (Bestselling corporate Innovation author and advisor). How Corporate Culture can help and hinder large corporations looking to Innovate and the crucial role that start-ups can play on this journey.October 04, 2021 Episode artwork Naomi Timperley (Growth and Innovation Consultant at GSI and Co-founder of Tech North Advocates). Why you need to focus on your 'Value Proposition' before you start to talk to corporates.September 20, 2021 Episode artwork James Edwards (Digital Innovation Lead EMEA at Kimberly-Clark) Are Free Trials good or bad? The question that never seems to go away.August 31, 2021 Episode artwork Monica Penagos (Senior Brand Director, Global Brand Building Innovation, P&G ) and Tash Busby (Senior Brand Director – Brand Strategy & Communications, P&G). 'Inside the workings of a Corporate Accelerator Programme' August 16, 2021 Episode artwork Andrew Backs (Founder / Chief Innovation Strategist at Pilot44). The changing face of the Corporate/Startup Partnership and the '3rd Wave' that is on the horizon.August 02, 2021 Episode artwork Dan Glazer (London Office Managing Partner at Wilson Sonsini). 'Mind the Culture Gap'. Key cultural aspects that need to be considered if you want to expand your business to the USA..July 19, 2021 Episode artwork Tom Eisenmann (Professor of Entrepreneurship at Harvard Business School). Why start-ups failJuly 05, 2021 Episode artwork Elise Jackson (CEO This is Unicorn): The importance of creating a good brief and why a good brief leads to a successful corporate / start-up partnership.June 21, 2021 Episode artwork Tina Fegent (Global Procurement Consultant). The crucial and sometimes misunderstood role of Procurement.June 07, 2021 Episode artwork Karoline Gross: Founder (Smartzer). 'The importance of acquiring internal corporate advocates and how less corporates are now developing new tech internally'December 14, 2020 Episode artwork Shruti Malani Krishnan: Co-Founder (PY Insights): 'The Importance of listening more to clients and how a Demo-Platform service can help you to acquire new customers'''November 30, 2020 Episode artwork Kim Nilsson: Chair & Co-Founder (Pivigo): The importance of selling the 'Art of the Possible' to corporates and how offering 5 week Bootcamps can bring in new customers.November 16, 2020 Episode artwork Gabriela Matic: Programme Director (ATI Boeing Accelerator) 'There needs to be a stronger focus on mental health within start-ups'"November 02, 2020 Episode artwork Chen Zhang: Co-Founder (Aquifer Motion) 'Start-ups live or die by their ability to execute'October 19, 2020 Episode artwork Russ Harte: CTO (DFS) 'There has to be a level of honesty on both sides about what is possible and what isn't".October 05, 2020 Episode artwork Ollie Graham-Yooll: Deep Tech Venture Lead (Sia Partners). 'The potential of start-ups and corporates working together is unbelievable'September 21, 2020 Episode artwork Sebastian (Bazz) Deans: VP:UK / Europe (Shootsta). 'Corporates respect start-ups and scale-ups a huge amount more than they did before'September 07, 2020 Episode artwork Jonny Grubin: Founder and CEO (SoPost) 'In the States, it is easier to get the first meeting, than the second. In the UK it is the other way round'August 24, 2020 Episode artwork Sean McKee: Director of Ecommerce and CX (Schuh). "There’s a (start-up) eco-system out there that we can’t afford to ignore"August 10, 2020 Episode artwork Eamonn Carey: Managing Director (Techstars UK) ‘Startups have developed a lot more empathy for corporates over time'’ July 27, 2020 Episode artwork Tom New: Co-founder and CPO (Formisimo). We are past the era of Tech Tourism.July 13, 2020 Episode artwork