The Global Startup Program (GSP) helps future-focused entrepreneurs transform radical ideas into tangible impact on a global scale. It’s a structured, immersive program offering startup-focused education and world-class mentorship from SU’s Faculty, staff, and industry experts.

Corporate participation offers access to startup partnership and acquisition opportunities, access to SU Faculty and subject matter experts for guidance on how technology is creating new opportunities in your sector, and connection to innovation ecosystems around the world.

We partner with strategic country hosts in growing innovation zones and strengthen these ecosystems by discovering and nurturing high-impact startups, and connecting these startups to government, non-profit, and corporate entities. Then, we serve as a bridge to Silicon Valley by providing connections, mentorship, and resources.

Why Participate in the GSP?

GSP participation offers corporate partners the opportunity to become deeply involved in growing economic regions around the world and connect with an expertly curated collection of startups.

Learn

  • Grow your organization by building, acquiring, or partnering
  • Learn if, when, and how to work with impact tech startups
  • Discover how business is done in the chosen GSP region (Nordics, APAC, etc.)
  • Understand the nuances of entering the GSP region’s markets

Network

  • Meet GSP startup founders and entrepreneurs-in-residence, mentors, and SU Faculty
  • Network with other corporate leaders, local government leaders, and investors

Collaborate

  • Collaborate with SU and our partners
  • Hold meetings with startups, SU Faculty, investors, and local influencers
  • Access working, meeting, and lab space during the GSP
  • Work with startups beyond the GSP (other GSP cohorts, SU Portfolio Companies, and the SU Ventures Startup Network)

Sponsor

  • Place your brand among the world’s most influential global innovation organizations, governments, and individuals
  • Align your brand as a supporter of impact-based entrepreneurship
  • Meet corporate social responsibility goals by supporting global grand challenges mapped to UN sustainable development goals

Join These World-Class Organizations

When you participate in the GSP, you solidify your place as a leader in global innovation. You’ll be positioned alongside some of the world’s leading organizations, such as these founding and current sponsors of Singularity University.

 

Deloitte logo
Google logo
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SAP logo
Lowe's Innovation Lab logo
IBM XPrize logo
HCL logo
CAT logo
BD Logo
GuideWell logo
Human Longevity, Inc. logo
Frog Design logo
W2O Group logo
Bachrach & Associates logo
sifma logo
Crowdfunder logo
Artefact logo
Barron's logo
Bit Think logo
RealLeaders logo

Case Studies

When you participate in the GSP, you gain access to startups that are actively changing the world. These are just a few examples of their innovation in action.

Participation Options

All corporate participation options include full scholarships for at least two startups of your choice; SU’s positioning and promotion of your organization as a meaningful supporter of the startups that are using technology to improve our world; promotion through global SU media and events; access to the SU Ventures team, faculty, investors, and startups; drop-in access to the program; and invitations to GSP events and workshops.

Spend time with an SU Ventures Portfolio Manager to discuss your organization’s innovation objectives and receive year-long guidance, visibility, and introductions to SU’s impact technology startups from Silicon Valley and innovation hubs around the world.

  • Consultations with Portfolio Manager (once per quarter)
  • Year-long visibility into GSP cohorts, SU Ventures Portfolio, and SU Ventures Startup Network
  • Year-long access to SU investor and mentor networks
  • Strategic introductions to startups within Portfolio and SU Ventures Startup Network

Email us at ventures@su.org to learn more and set up an exploratory call.

Spend two days alongside leading executives, investors, and GSP startups founders as you learn where global exponential technology startup opportunities exist, how to develop a sound startup partnership strategy, and how to identify and maximize value in innovation partnerships.

  • All value in “Network Access” plus:
  • Two-day learning experience – workshop and local innovation hub tour (four execs)
  • VIP reception with local leaders, influencers, and startup founders (four execs)
  • Up to three days of unlimited GSP drop-in access, onsite working space, and facilitated meetings with startups, investors, and SU Faculty (four execs)

Email us at ventures@su.org to learn more and set up an exploratory call.

After participating in the Partner Strategy workshop, take the next step by learning how business works in Silicon Valley, before being introduced to the top SF Bay Area startups, investors, and innovation leaders from your working space at SU headquarters.

  • All value in “Network Access” and “Partner Strategy Workshop” plus:
  • Two-day learning experience – workshop and Silicon Valley tech tour (four execs)
  • Silicon Valley VIP reception (four execs)
  • Up to three days of unlimited GSP drop-in access; working space at SU headquarters; facilitated meetings with startups, investors, and SU Faculty (four execs)

Email us at ventures@su.org to learn more and set up an exploratory call.

When opportunities arise, the SU Ventures team will work with the country host to build larger, customized packages to accommodate more value through other SU products. These packages could include corporate innovation programs, executive education, digital education, Summit tickets, and/or customized value to fit the specific needs of large organizations, investors, or governments. Email us at ventures@su.org to learn more and set up an exploratory call.

Take the Next Step

Ready to see how the GSP will accelerate your corporate innovation and maximize your impact in emerging markets? Email us at ventures@su.org. If you’d like to stay in the loop on future SU Ventures events and announcements, including the SU Ventures newsletter, please share your contact info.