I’ve gotten roughly 20 contracts through Industry Connect.
– Margaret Martin, CEO, CN2 Technology
The biggest help we got from ATDC was related to the Industry Connect program. Industry Connect links global firms with ATDC portfolio companies that can solve their challenges.
– Mario Montag, CEO, Predikto
Highlighted in the Harvard Business Review, ATDC’s Industry Connects program links ATDC startups with Fortune 1000 companies because young technology firms often serve as testbeds for future products and spark innovation within enterprises.
The Industry Connects objective is to develop lasting relationships with enterprises, while helping ATDC portfolio companies build their pipeline of enterprise clients.
The ATDC Industry Connect program helps ATDC portfolio companies identify and land an anchor client that can provide credibility and cash flow. Anchor clients can often help you obtain that next customer. If that anchor client is a recognized, Fortune 1000 brand? They mean even more.
Brands that have participated in the program include: Equifax, Flextronics, McKesson, UPS, WellStar, and Stanley, Black & Decker.
Since inception in 2012, the program has facilitated more than 100 custom pitch sessions resulting in more than $7M in contracts and investment for ATDC startups.
To make it all happen, we have a dedicated staff member with 25+ years of management consulting experience, specializing in startups, strategic alliances, connecting C-level executives, and matching capital with opportunities.