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We are thrilled to release The Startup Revolution: Why it Matters for Corporations, a comprehensive paper that includes case studies from nine different corporations —UP Corporations Cover all of which are working hard to support entrepreneurship [Download]. In part, this paper provides descriptions of successful programs for startups and links for more information on these initiatives – so if you’re an early-stage entrepreneur and looking for resources, this paper is one place to start.

For the past few months, the team at UP Global has been collecting information and case studies about the corporations that are actively helping startups across the United States. In addition to these studies, the paper also features commentary on the role of corporations in startup communities from Brad Feld, the role of corporate structure in the 21st century from Steve Blank, and the importance of a collaborative relationship between corporations and startups from UP Global Vice President Franck Nouyrigat.

To learn more about what corporations are doing for startups across the country, download the paper here:

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“We recommend that large firms take action, support their local entrepreneurial ecosystem, and embrace collaboration at the startup level. These new nascent collaborations are already helping larger firms to scout for new markets and new promising business models. This is, we believe, an imperative for larger corporations to be able to survive in a world constantly changing.” – Franck Nouyrigat 


We’d like to thank the following people, who played a critical role in producing this paper:

  • Leslie Jump, UP Global Board Member
  • Steve Blank, UP Global Board Member
  • Brad Feld, UP Global Board Member
  • Doug Rand, Senior Policy Advisor at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

…And of course, the following corporations, who provided the case studies that made this paper possible: 

  • Citrix
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • Google
  • IBM
  • Intel
  • Microsoft
  • Proctor & Gamble
  • SAP
  • Sprint
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