AB InBev’s second cohort of startups in the 100+ Sustainability Accelerator, powered by Highline Beta came to an end with the #DemoDay100 event. The event was attended by partners, NGOs, investors, large corporates, AB InBev employees and more. The goal of 100+ Accelerator is to fast-track pilots between startups and AB InBev and help validate their solutions in the sustainability space across climate action, circular packaging, smart agriculture, water stewardship and smart drinking.
Venture studios exist to build and fund startups. The model has existed for a long time and has seen plenty of success. At Highline Beta, we help Fortune 1000 companies identify and pursue areas of opportunity beyond their core business. When it comes to external innovation, it’s all about partnering them with startups that can help accelerate their objectives, or building new companies from scratch through our Venture Studio.
We leverage both internal and external innovation, bringing together entrepreneurs and corporations to uncover new areas of growth.
“Innovation is hard. How do you know what people want? How do you bring new products to life? Highline Beta has helped us build that muscle, and in areas that are highly uncertain, put the consumer first.”Alexandra Savona,
GM Seed Ventures,
What do innovation opportunities in Payments look like in post-COVID world?
Highline Beta has put together a special report on payments innovation opportunities and trends. Crisis Manifesto: Innovation Opportunities in Payments post-COVID examines global industry and consumer behavior shifts and features industry research and lessons from over 70 startup and corporate stakeholders.
Companies will need to leverage collaborations with the FinTech ecosystem in order to innovate at light speed, across the full payments stack.
We’re excited to announce that the Safe x Connected Cities Accelerator we launched in partnership with Aviva Canada is now open for applications. Our focus remains on road safety, but with an eye to the impact of COVID-19. We’ve added a new challenge under the broader topic of road safety: The New Normal. As our cities adapt to COVID-19, we’re interested in solutions that support increased pedestrian traffic, social distancing while traveling, enhancements to public transit and more.
How AB InBev approaches innovation and continued success at ZX Ventures: Highline Beta talks “venture shop” with Global Manager, Alexandra Savona, Global Manager overseeing early stage organic ventures at ZX Ventures, AB InBev’s disruptive growth and venture arm.
How Citi is creating seamless customer experiences: Q&A with Maria Potoroczyn, Strategy + Innovation + Ventures
How do you create products that make people’s lives better in fundamental ways? We asked Maria Potoroczyn, Strategy + Innovation + Ventures at Citi and Co-Founder + Board Director at WIN: Women in Innovation.
Highline Beta: Venture Studio, Fund and Corporate Innovation
Highline Beta is a venture studio and seed stage venture fund that discovers growth opportunities for large companies, and helps them realize those opportunities through internal and external innovation. We believe the most ambitious companies need to build a portfolio of new ventures to win.
We believe in speed and experimentation. And always with an investor’s mindset. Whether you’re looking to build new businesses in-house, spin-out new startups, or partner with startups through a corporate accelerator, we can help.
Highline Beta is Selected as One of the Best Workplaces for Innovators by Fast Company