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The GLEAN STARTUP™
CHALLENGE

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Challenge Overview

“GLEAN STARTUP means extracting needed resources from host companies to help drive your businesses forward.” – Blueprints


We connect startups with healthy small businesses and corporate sponsors who dare to incubate them inside their company. We call this the Glean Startup™ Method. It insists that business acceleration can happen anywhere. It just takes daring people willing to do business differently, willing to give away what they have to help a startup get traction. Glean Startup™ happens when a match is made and startups receive the right support, tools, connections, resources, and culture from their host company so that their brilliant ideas flourish.

Of course there is a price to pay to bring order to chaos and to successfully drive startups forward. We are looking for host companies willing to take the Glean Startup™ Challenge.

The objectives of the Glean Startup Challenge are to:

  1. Discover, scout, and screen promising startups and host companies.

  2. Make a match and invite the startup and the host company to meet, discover, connect, and engage. 

  3. Give startups access a host company’s resources and in-house array of proven team members, R&D labs, and business services, etc.

  4. Bring fresh ideas and an entrepreneurial mindset to host companies – the ability and attitude to  scan the corporate environment for new ways to make an impact.

  5. Engage Startup Mentors to guide teams towards taking first steps to greatness.  Coach teams on go-to-market strategy and guide convergence where talents, knowledge, and acquired skills combine to empower each team member to do what they do best.

“Imagine a marketplace where resources are deliberately set aside for enterprising startup teams to consume with no strings attached.”
Rich Jarvis, Founder

How to Participate

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The process goes something like this…

DISCOVER

Get Introduced

ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:
Discover
Scout
Screen

CONNECT

Get matched up

ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:
Align
Interview
Pitch

ENGAGE

Get started

ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:
Create
Launch
Sell, Sell, Sell


Glean Startup™ Details

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