Innovation and new business opportunities often lay outside the organization being undetected by internal development and innovation endeavors.

We help you in accessing new technologies and external knowledge by scouting potential startups and relying on our experience with thousands of startups screened over the last 9 years. We believe that the combination of startup agility and corporate consistency. Startups need great infrastructure, market access and know-how, while corporates need an innovation pipeline to stay competitive.

What's in it for you?

Get the innovative power of startup engagement. Without the high costs.

Scouting Lense

Mutually created definition of relevant
focus areas

Global outreach

Leveraging our network of thousands of startups screened in the last 9 years

Selection Day

Guiding the process from scouting until selecting startups together with you

How do we work?

The Venture Scouting focuses on the first three steps of our Corporate-Startup Matchmaking methodology. Our Venture Scouting builds on the practice-proven methodology and we apply various sources to find the best startups for your business case. Learn more about the process by clicking the boxes below.

  • Scope

    Decide on the focus area

    Facilitated workshop
  • Scout

    Scouting startups within the focus area

    Global scouting and long list
  • Select

    Selection of Most Promising Startups

    Startup Selection Day
  • Pilot

    Test with customers

    Meetings and product adaptation
  • Roll Out

    Agree on deal or no deal

    Offer and negotiate contract

Some of our Venture Scouting cases

The program launched together with Denmark's leading consumer good retailer COOP scouts and accelerates scalable startups for the retail industry. COOP Denmark is working dedicatedly on digital innovations within retail and wants to collaborate with startups which will be scaled by using skilled business advisors and the unique COOP infrastructure.  

Arla Foods has a vision of creating foods of the future. Accelerace has helped Arla to scout, attract and select foodtech startups from all over the world. One of them is Mimica. Read about their collaboration here.

Enel and Accelerace collaborate to accelerate European smart energy startups through the INCENSE program. We selected and worked with 42 startups and more than 13 startups have initiated collaborations with Enel.

  Accelerace delivers venture scouting services to NRGi finding technology-driven startups that will apply new technology focus to the NRGi company portfolio. Our innovation service also includes impact analyses of the specific technologies and, ultimately, the facilitation between the startups and NRGi.

Let's get in touch

Enter your contact details below and we will reach out to you with Corporate-Startup Matchmaking opportunities.

Søren Lottrup, Head of Partnerships