“...forging early and more in-depth relationships between fast-growth technology companies and established brands allows innovation to reach the marketplace more rapidly and effectively." Duncan Logan, CEO, RocketSpace
Austin, TX (PRWEB) March 08, 2012
RocketSpace, a leading accelerator for fast-growth technology companies, today announced the launch of its Ambassador Program for corporate brands. The groundbreaking service gives corporations unequaled access to a broad range of emerging technologies that accelerate business growth.
Whether by facilitating access to new customer channels or expanding the audience for new technologies and platforms, the Ambassador Program enables corporates to easily tap into the growing trend towards open innovation. Early members include market leaders ABinBev, DropBox, Microsoft, and Pearson.
“We are very pleased to see early traction for our Ambassador Program with premier corporate brands,” said Duncan Logan, CEO, RocketSpace. “It reinforces our belief that forging early and more in-depth relationships between fast-growth technology companies and established brands allows innovation to reach the marketplace more rapidly and effectively.”
About the RocketSpace Ambassador Program
The RocketSpace Ambassador Program was developed in response to international corporate brands’ need for early access to innovation beyond what traditional corporate sponsorships could offer. The program redefines the strategic relationship between corporations and start-ups and creates value added alliances that contribute to the success of both.
By facilitating the relationship between corporations and start-ups within the RocketSpace community and beyond, the RocketSpace Ambassador Program fosters mutually beneficial relationships. Giving early stage technology companies early access to blue chip customers or partners and corporations access to market leading innovation.
“When it comes to digital innovation, we do not expect new ideas to come just from our own internal startups and teams. Instead we believe in collaborating with talent wherever it may be," said Diana Stepner, Head of Future Technologies at Pearson. "By having a presence within these communities we are able to make it easier for entrepreneurs to work with Pearson and also provide access to our global network of businesses, partners and contacts. In San Francisco, RocketSpace is well positioned to empower start-ups and provide connections with established companies such as Pearson, and we truly value the opportunities that being part of RocketSpace's Ambassador Program provides."
“Microsoft is excited to support RocketSpace through the BizSpark and Bing Booster programs,” said Jean Elliott, Microsoft Senior Director, Strategic and Emerging Business. “These programs help accelerate the success of startups by offering access to software, support, tools and resources, technical guidance and market visibility”.
Based in San Francisco, RocketSpace is a leading accelerator in North America housing over 100 of the world’s most exciting fast-growth technology companies. RocketSpace provides its member companies with the most comprehensive and effective services and programs designed to help them grow their business and accelerate their time to market. RocketSpace is the only market accelerator that, like the best business schools, delivers a ‘success ecosystem’ that offers early stage technology companies easy access to the corporate brands, venture funds, partnerships, talent and corporate resources required for next stage growth, in addition to meeting their need for a professional, cost-effective and highly collaborative work environment. For more information, visit http://www.rocket-space.com.