Startup scouting

Cheat sheet for scouting startups like a pro

Optimize your startup screening process and find the best startups to collaborate with our scouting cheat sheet.

Cheat sheet for scouting startups like a pro
What is it about?

This cheat sheet provides you with insights on how to create an efficient startup scouting process. We have gathered our lessons learned from years of startup sourcing and thousands of applications in startup programs. Learn how to discover new technologies, find and invest in promising ventures, and fully take advantage of your assets. Our cheat sheet for startup scouting will make you one of the best out there.

Who is it for?

Do you work in a corporate and want to increase the efficiency of your startup scouting process? With this cheat sheet, you have access to learnings and best practices from our years of scouting.

Main takeaways

What you’ll find inside

Your expertise matters

Participate in our study and shape the future of corporate venture building

You've already had a chance to pursue venture building in your organization? Then go ahead and join our study! Share your experience, successes and set-backs, and help other organizations learn and grow in this field.

Who should participate?


New business departments

Corporate venture building units or venture studios

Innovation Managers

Take part now

We know your time is valuable, but your expertise is priceless. The survey takes just 25 minutes, and your participation will make a real impact.

Complete the survey by October 5th.


of study participants cited new revenue streams generation as one of the reasons to start with venture building.


of study participants have worked with external venture builders.


of study participants have established a dedicated venture building unit or team.

Insights from 30+ corporates across various industries

Our research is built on data gathered from interviews with more than thirty participants from the companies who either have an active venture builder or explored a few venture building projects on a case-by-case basis, spanning across multiple industries, such as Automotive, Chemicals, Construction, Energy, Engineering, Financial Services, Electronics, Travel, Logistics, and others. The insights apply to all corporates diving into venture building, which means you don’t need to reinvent the wheel to get started. Learn from the study participants and our decade of experience to navigate the path to successful venture building.

Cheat sheet for scouting startups like a proCheat sheet for scouting startups like a pro
Cheat sheet for scouting startups like a proCheat sheet for scouting startups like a pro

What insights you will gain

  • The 8-step framework that we successfully use in our startup scouting programs.
  • A quick checklist for each step in the process.
  • A framework on how to develop new, innovative products or services for exisiting or new markets.
  • A validated method on how to find the right investment opportunities.
  • How to collaborate and set up a startup program in your corporate.

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