what we do
STARTUP DRIVEN INNOVATION
Tap into our proprietary datastream of 400,000+ startups to learn more about new technologies globally & understanding startup trends within your industry/vertical.
Position your brand & market its capabilities to entrepreneurial audiences while incentivizing entrepreneurs, startups, employees & partners to engage with your organization in meaningful ways.
Deployment & Scale
Allocate initial funds for startups without the need of traditional equity investments. Focus your efforts on startup pilots that work out.
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
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.
Be effective & develop a balanced portfolio of innovation across the three areas of innovation - incremental, adjacent and disruptive innovation.
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.
Corporate Startup Engagement
Shilpa Prasad is an experienced leader in the startup ecosystem with a strong passion for entrepreneurship and startup driven innovation. In 2015, Shilpa joined YouNoodle to drive several roles within business strategy, sales and branding. Over a period of 5 years. Shilpa has steered many open innovation projects including projects for Cisco, Salesforce, Booking.com, PVH Group and Nokia to name a few.
Data Driven Innovation
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.
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.
LEADING IN THE INDUSTRY
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