Stealth is Overrated - NEXT Update #20

At NEXT we share the extensive knowledge we gathered while building startups, with corporates so that
Stealth is Overrated - NEXT Update #20
By NEXT Amsterdam • Issue #20
At NEXT we share the extensive knowledge we gathered while building startups, with corporates so that they can be more innovative. The money that we earn doing this is what we invest back into the startups we work with.
That’s why this issue is about accelerators as well as corporate innovation and the trends we see emerging. Did you know that the combined corporate R&D budgets are multiple times higher than the invested VC money? 

A short read by Nic Brisbourne about the massive amounts of corporate R&D budgets available every year. 
We know some startups that went to several accelerators and incubators, but is it wise to do so? Jason dives into the pros and cons of “accelerator hopping” or attending an accelerator at all.
Developing a startup takes time, even when going through a (corporate) accelerator. Do corporates have the patients to go through this process?
Developing your startup without talking to anybody about it is generally bad for your success rate, but that should not come as a surprise to you, right?
Who we are
6 years ago we where part of a small group of entrepreneurs in the Netherlands that was working on something new. We introduced the Lean Startup methodology in the Netherlands and together we shared our knowledge and passion to make it work. Over 5 years we coached startups on a voluntary basis. With our own expertise and business knowledge; Timan in tech and strategy and Esther in UX and strategy, as well as the new Lean Startup methods which we helped evolv over time. Five years and over a 100 startups later we have decided to combine all of our knowledge, experience and passion and start investing in (Dutch) startups.
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