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Get real results from collaborating with startups


  • Learn what you can gain from working with startups
  • Find the best way to collaborate for your organization 
  • Get the best practices for successful collaboration

Learnings from 25+ collaboration programs (and counting) in 9 countries & hundreds of discussions with banks

What we have learned is that there are many reasons banks and other corporations want to work with startups and as many ways to do that. The tricky part is to find the right ones for your organization. And that is why we put together this whitepaper about the different ways corporations work with startups, their pros & cons, and why corporations even choose to work with startups + some of our best practices for successful collaboration.

Benefits of working with startups

Working with startups can be 'cool', but that shouldn't be the main reason to do it. Learn what are the real benefits you can get from collaboration in:

  • Branding
  • Innovation 
  • Organizational learning

Best collaboration method for YOUR organization

Sponsoring events, hackathons, accelerators, join ventures, investments....

There are many ways to work with startups; this whitepaper helps you find the right one for you!


Best practices in collaborating with startups

We put together our experience from our 25+ collaboration programs AND our partners' experiences to give you our best tips on successful collaboration.

The Nestholma whitepaper provides a very comprehensive model on why (and how) all corporations need to work with startups nowadays.

A bank employee from the innovation department

About the author

Dr. Daniel Collado-Ruiz, CEO of Nestholma, engages startups and corporations to collaborate. He has coached and trained thousands of people, in over a dozen countries, in five continents.

He is a former Associate Professor at Universitat Politècnica de València, where he spent 10 years of his career.  

He has also he has conducted research in ecoinnovation, sustainability and creativity, and lectured at different universities around the world.

Dr. Daniel Collado-Ruiz

Nestholma exceeded expectations in every aspect. Looking forward to big things together.

A startups from one of Nestholma's programs

About Nestholma

Nestholma helps banks, insurance companies and other corporations to go beyond the hype and get tangible results from startup collaboration. Get innovations faster, learn to work with startups and work more like startups - by working together with startups.

They have organized 25+ collaboration programs for partners such as OTP Bank, TEB, Nordea Bank, Nokia, Microsoft, EIT Digital, F-Secure, British Telecom, Telecom Italia, Elisa, Yle, etc. in 9 countries and counting.


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