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How to prepare for corporate incubation end of party

Five prevalent impediments push corporations away from sound partnerships with startups.

My last keynote with the FabMob program, during a private event involving selected startups and industrials at Autonomy 2016 in Paris today. The idea was to discuss how corporate incubation end-of-party is coming quickly to Europe and illustrate the five most prevalent impediments that corporations have to overcome to engage further partnerships with startups.

The key roadblocks we discussed were:

  1. Sunk costs paralysis
  2. Solution blindness
  3. Stop-gate compulsion
  4. Cycle of life toxicity
  5. Intrapreneurs fatigue

You can read this as an extension to my last article on how startups should decide to apply (or not) to a corporate incubation program.

By Philippe Méda

Philippe has been training about 200 startups a year since 2007, consulted for dozens of multinationals on rupture innovation or corporate incubation. He also teaches innovation in key MBA programs in Paris and Shanghai.