About the Program

The Corporate-Startup Development Program is an approach to develop startups that are identified as "too early" by Fortune 500 corporations.


DISCOVERING corporate-aligned startups for NCET2 Fortune 500 Corporate Members

  • Using Corporate Needs Solicitations (wish lists) that describe the corporateā€™s business needs and technology interest areas
  • From university startups, angel portfolios, and state funding organizations
  • We package, review, and present startups through Virtual Startup Pitches to corporates for corporate investment and strategic partnership

DEVELOPING startups with Fortune 500 corporate interest through NCET2 Startup Development Officers (SDOs)

  • Usually startups are too early so development is needed to align to corporates
  • SDOs develop startups with milestones from corporates to guide startup development
  • Aligning startups to corporate exits and strategic partnerships
  • SDOs are former Fortune 500 open innovation and venture executives, active angel investors, serial entrepreneurs, startup attorneys with extensive knowledge and experience in startup development

FUNDING corporate-aligned startups through the National Angels Group and our Investment Banker Fund

  • Specifically created to invest in corporate-aligned startups that NCET2 develops through the Corporate-Startup Development Program

Submission and Selection Process

  • Submit your startup by sending a non-confidential pitch deck. Submit here.
  • Startups will be screened by Fortune 500 corporates and SDO's in Virtual Startup Pitches for scoring and feedback
  • Startups that receive Fortune 500 corporate and SDO interest will go through a final interview to be admitted to the Corporate-Startup Development Program


  • For Fortune 500 Corporates: De-risked products and startups aligned to technology and business strategy needs for business units
  • For Startups/Faculty/Researchers/Students/Universities: Access to professional SDO talent to help align startups to corporate exits/strategic partnerships
  • Angels: Better ROI with aligned exits and strategic partnerships with corporates

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