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Quickly fill your pipeline with market-validated concepts.
Great coaching can make all the difference. Our mix of startup+corporate backgrounds and our lightweight but structured coaching approach will help your teams find their way from the good idea to the great one.
90% of corporate hackathons have a negative ROI. Ours lead to successful outcomes and pilots.
Go beyond startup+corporate matchmaking and find real opportunities to become a startup customer without high-risk engagements - keeping you innovating against core business challenges and ahead of the competition.
We find, validate and pitch startups that fit your palate, whether you’re looking to solve a specific business problem or explore a theme.
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Give your employees the tools to do what they do better and faster using simple, sticky methods.
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“We’ve had the privilege of partnering with Your Ideas Are Terrible on three internal startup events at Cox Automotive. Their passion for lean startup methods and innovation thinking is only surpassed by their ability to teach these tactics to enterprise employees. Our participants leave the three-day event energized and inspired. They take what they learn back with them, and infuse a customer centric problem validation approach within their teams. I would recommend Shane and Carie to any large organization that wants to ignite an entrepreneurial passion within their culture.”
Chad Sexton Director New Ventures, Cox Automotive
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Elizabeth Snively Innovation and New Ventures - Chick-fil-A
Anthony Newstead Global Group Director Emerging Technologies & Strategic Innovation - The Coca-Cola Company
From the Blog
September 19, 2017
Back in 2012, we noticed a lot of corporations were deploying idea platforms. Curious about their effectiveness, we studied dozens of attempts to launch idea crowdsourcing platforms and uncovered many reasons why a majority of idea platforms fail to produce expected results. Since most idea platforms launch with great fanfare and then are quietly forgotten […]
September 7, 2017
with Capgemini, Coca-Cola, COX, InterContinental Hotels, Porsche, SunTrust and The Weather Company The BridgeCommunity is a unique commercialization program that connects early-stage technology startups with global corporations. The program has developed a reliable process for corporations to partner with well-vetted startups – increasing both the viability and speed of moving those relationships through the […]
June 14, 2017
Welcome to Part 5 of our series on throwing impactful corporate hackathons. In Part 4 we talked about promoting your event and recruiting talented hackers to attend. In this post, we focus on day-of activities and event facilitation strategies. It’s the day of your hackathon. You didn’t sleep well, lying in bed searching the back of […]
April 3, 2017
Welcome to Part 4 of our series on corporate hackathons. In Part 3 we supplied the ultimate hackathon budget template, Part 2 tackled planning and success criteria, and Part 1 defined corporate hackathons and described their benefits. In this post we focus on getting talented, and targeted, hackers to attend. Other than the Wi-Fi going […]