In the startup world, we like to jibe the enterprise for being slothful in this day of agility, moving fast, breaking things and all round disruption.
However, harboured deep in the startup soul is a yearning for collaboration and partnership. Startups are fully aware that to break scale they need a little extra that only a well-heeled partner can deliver.
The benefits of partnership and even assimilation are many and it is important for the enterprise to understand their structure and how it fits into innovation cycles.
Keith Jones, who founded the SW7 technology accelerator, struck a chord with me when he made a presentation based on their work.