We’ve been interviewing some of the companies that have attended our Scaleup Summits. Today, we’re interviewing Thorstein Jónsson, Co-founder and Director of Business Development, and Anton Sigfússon, Business Development Manager at Klappir. The goal is to expose traditional mid sized companies to Open Innovation and help them to engage effectively with startups. In this interview, the Klappir team shares with us his experience from the startup perspective.
Italian companies are increasingly looking at startups in order to narrowing the gap with the rest of Europe, according to the “Open Innovation Outlook: Italy 2019” realized by Mind the Bridge with the support of SMAU.
Innovation is key to sustained corporate success. Innovative firms grow twice as fast, both in employment and sales, compared to firms that fail to innovate. However, European and Italian companies invest less on innovation than their international competitors. Startup-corporate collaboration could help corporates to innovate and grow as well as help startups to get customers and turn into larger entities.
In this video Marco Marinucci sit down with one of the current big guns of the Silicon Valley investment world, Niko Bonatsos (MD General Catalyst).