NEW YORK, April 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Deloitte and Techstars announced a new effort to catalyze the innovation ecosystem by connecting startups from Techstars' portfolio to opportunities at Deloitte's clients and businesses.
Deloitte Catalyst has worked with accelerators and venture capital firms since 2019 to enhance corporate innovation opportunities for promising startups. Specifically, Deloitte provides insights on emerging trends and specific use cases, introduces businesses to disruptive ideas, and develops relevant prototypes with startups. With this new collaboration, Catalyst hopes to diversify its ecosystem relationships and provide new opportunities for Techstars' startups while continuing to accelerate innovation for its clients.
"Technology is advancing fast. Deloitte helps our clients keep pace with these rapid changes and break down barriers to innovation. Collaborating with a leading accelerator like Techstars enhances our work with promising startups and provides the best solutions to our clients," said Sonal Naik, managing director, Deloitte Consulting LLP, and executive leader of Deloitte Catalyst.
"At Techstars, we're passionate about helping entrepreneurs succeed. One way we do this is by providing market opportunities for our accelerator and investment portfolio startups. Deloitte, as a leading provider of professional services, has a strong understanding of the industries our startups are targeting. We look forward to working together to set these companies up for success," said Alex Tepper, senior vice president, Industry Solutions, Techstars.
With 43 accelerator programs, more than 2,400 portfolio companies, and connections to over 6,000 founders, Techstars' support of startup communities around the world is expansive. Combining this global reach with the power of Deloitte's consulting services, the collaboration is an immense opportunity for entrepreneurs to expand their B2C footprint and for corporations looking to tap into a broader ecosystem of technology providers.
As Deloitte continues to deliver industry-leading solutions and services, the Techstars collaboration will be a key player in helping Deloitte Catalyst take the isolation out of innovation and bring the best of the private sector to enterprises and government agencies.
The Techstars worldwide network helps entrepreneurs succeed. Founded in 2006, Techstars began with three simple ideas – entrepreneurs create a better future for everyone, collaboration drives innovation, and great ideas can come from anywhere. Now we are on a mission to enable every person on the planet to contribute to and benefit from, the success of entrepreneurs. In addition to operating accelerator programs and venture capital funds, we do this by connecting startups, investors, corporations, and cities to help build thriving startup communities. Techstars has invested in more than 2,400 companies with a combined market cap of more than $204B. Learn more at www.techstars.com.
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SOURCE Deloitte Consulting LLP