The Quest for the Next Billion-Dollar Opportunity – Scaling Successful Collaborations

Eilat Cohen Basat

Forer Managing Director, Global Digital Innovation at Kimberly-Clark Corporation

as recorded on 23 February 2021 as part of Innov8rs Connect on Foresight, Ecosystem Engagement and Startup Collaboration

The collaboration between corporates and startups plays a crucial role in the corporate’s quest to find its next grand business opportunity. One of the biggest challenges that corporates are facing beyond finding the right partners, is scaling with them to achieve sustainable, systemic growth.

So how do we move from successful pilots to real world business? This session will review some of the challenges we face when trying to scale and discuss strategies and practices to increase the success rate of meaningful business collaborations.

About the speaker

Eilat has a track record of building successful collaboration between start-ups and corporates, engaging with entrepreneurs, accelerators and investors in multiple innovation hubs, and nurturing meaningful ecosystem relationships to accelerate growth.

With customer obsession and digital-first mindset, she has established and headed Kimberly Clark Corporation’s Global Digital Innovation Lab, leading new ventures and disruptive consumer-centric innovations for the company.

Prior to Kimberly Clark, Eilat built and led a global Open Innovation framework for the Telecom Industry where she took an instrumental part in shaping digital and innovation strategies for large corporates such as AT&T & Singtel Group including establishing innovation centers and new business lines to drive profitable growth.

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