driving business

transformation

STAY AHEAD OF YOUR INDUSTRY

With Longplay’s virtual startup programs mid to large size corporations can be assured to find, engage & integrate top tier startup talent within the organization. Designed & tailor made for you, bring the best fitting global startups into your value chain in the most effective way with low demands on internal resources. 

 

what we do

STARTUP DRIVEN INNOVATION

Startup Engagement

Alignment

Insights

Planning

Tap into our proprietary datastream of 400,000+ startups to learn more about new technologies globally & understanding startup trends within your industry/vertical.

Startup Pipeline

Sourcing

Qualifying

Expectation Setting

Position your brand & market its capabilities to entrepreneurial audiences while incentivizing entrepreneurs, startups, employees & partners to engage with your organization in meaningful ways.

Startup Integration

Stakeholder Management

Pilot Design

Deployment & Scale

Allocate initial funds for startups without the need of traditional equity investments. Focus your efforts on startup pilots that work out.

 

why us

OUR ADVANTAGE

The corporate life cycle is ever shorter. Before you know it, the next Uber or Airbnb pops up in your industry, and irreversible change happens, just like that. But is your organization startup-ready? Intrigued by how startups can transform your business? LongPlay opens up the startup world to anyone in your organization, no matter who they are. This is why our clients/partners work with us.

Proprietary data stream of ~400,000+ global startups

Specialized team, startup ecosystem experience

Pay as you go model

Fully virtual programs

 
 

why startups

SOLUTIONS, NOT IDEAS

Move fast and fix real problems. Startups solve problems faster at a lower risk. Engage startups virtually, until the day you need them in person. Rethink your business and get creative.

DISTRIBUTED

RISK

Be effective & develop a balanced portfolio of innovation across the three areas of innovation - incremental, adjacent and disruptive innovation.

COST

EFFECTIVE

The best startups don't wait for your next batch: Recruit globally and year-round, powered by the dynamic YouNoodle startup data flow covering 180 countries.

GET YOUR CORPORATION STARTUP READY

14,000+ startups join our network every 3 months. Universities, accelerators, startup databases, events, conferences, foundations all contribute to our active, engaged & growing ~400,000+ community of global startups. We strive to make this dataset unique and actionable by a uniquely designed vetting process working toward getting our startups ready to be matched with you.

 

our team

INDUSTRY EXPERTS

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Shilpa Prasad

Managing Partner

Shilpa is an experienced leader in the startup ecosystem with a strong passion for entrepreneurship & startup driven innovation. Before founding LongPlay, she was instrumental in driving innovation & strategy at YouNoodle. &  steered many open innovation projects across corporations, governments & accelerators. 
With a keen interest for creating real value within corporate startup ecosystems, she brings her global experience combined with expertise in startup engagement to LongPlay.

Torsten Kolind

Advisor

Torsten has corporate innovation in his DNA. A bioinformatics engineer by training, Torsten co-founded YouNoodle in 2010, a technology platform to source, select and engage the most promising startups in the world. Torsten is an advisor to a number of startups, and an investor in two venture funds. He is a frequent speaker on corporate innovation, and on how governments can spur ecosystem growth through global startup engagement.

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Soren Holst

Chairman

Soren is Chairman of the Board at YouNoodle Inc. Having been described as ‘a clever change agent who masterfully sells his vision and builds excitement for a joint purpose’, he works through transformational leadership, helping teams develop an energizing vision and challenging goals that create a sense of purpose and connect employees to the collective identity of the organisation.

our clients

LEADING IN THE INDUSTRY

Michael Bak

Partner

Michael has unique experience from more than 15 years of identifying organizational challenges and matching them with technologies and partner companies. He’s co-founded 3 startups, developed and lead several key Nordic startup ecosystems, built and run accelerator programs and fronted the biggest corporate/startup co-working space in Copenhagen. Before LongPlay he held the position as Head of Innovation at 3 Denmark, bringing startup engagement to the telecom world.

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