Work-Bench connects leading enterprise entrepreneurs and forward-thinking executives to close the technology gaps impeding business innovation. We have a deep corporate network of hundreds of Fortune 1000 CIOs, CTOs, CISOs, and line-of-business executives that we leverage to:
New technologies are leveling the playing field, creating opportunities for entrepreneurs to reshape IT architecture and operations, reinvent business processes, and transform entire industries with digital alternatives to traditional products and services. Yet building an early-stage company is an isolating experience, and many early-stage companies face an uphill battle gaining customer feedback critical to achieving product market fit because they don’t meet traditional criteria for enterprise vendor selection.
In a perfect storm of digital-driven change, leading enterprises recognize the need to look outside the confines of the traditional R&D organization for innovation. Yet executives are overwhelmed by the options, and by nature need to place their bets wisely when it comes to partnering with early early-stage technology companies.
Our business development team is dedicated to fostering relationships between innovative startups and enterprise executives with an extensive program that includes:
Half-day events for enterprise executive teams to meet with startups within our network that are most relevant to their business challenges. Participants range from business executives identifying disruptive partners to IT executives shortlisting startups for vendor selection.
Executives interested in mentorship join us for an afternoon of 1-1 meetings with entrepreneurs seeking advice. Sharing their domain expertise helps our community of companies, and in return the executives can learn about several different companies in a low touch way.
We invite executives to join us for lunch to discuss their most pressing technology challenges. Executives hear feedback from our highly experienced and technical group of founders which offers a fresh set of eyes and unique perspectives to their challenges.