Plug and Play x Ruby Carl: Meetup on Corporate-Startup Collaborations Best Practices

22.11.2022 - 22.11.2022 | 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

organised by Plug and Play Sustainability NRW x Ruby Carl


Adrian Grussendorf
Co-Founder Plug and Play Sustainability NRW


Ruby Carl Workspaces Düsseldorf
Breite Str 27
40213 Düsseldorf

Dear Innovation Enthusiast,

We hereby cordially invite you to our Plug and Play x Ruby Carl best practice meetup on: “The advantages of corporate-startup collaborations: Insights on both sides”

• 5:00pm-5:15pm: Quick introduction to Plug and Play’s activities in NRW
• 5:15pm – 5:45pm: Overview on the different ways corporates can work with startups
• 5:45pm-6:00pm: 1stQ&A
• 6:00pm-6:45pm: Best practices for corporate-startup collaborations
• 6:45pm-7:00pm: 2nd Q&A and Wrap-up

The following questions will be covered and discussed:

For Corporates:
• In which formats can you collaborate with a startup? (Differences between CVCs, Accelerators, Incubators & Venture Client models)
• Why should you collaborate with startups?
• What KPIs can/should you set for your open innovation/startup activities?

For Startups:
• At what stage should you collaborate with a large corporate/SME and in which way?
• Who should you approach within large corporates for maximum results?
• Which ground rules should you set before entering a collaboration or even a potential investment with a corporation?

We look forward to hosting you and to a great event!

Best regards,
The Plug and Play & Ruby Carl team