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.
As COVID-19 cases rise, Canadian consumers continue to face stormy economic headwinds. Since the onset of the pandemic, more Canadians are feeling pessimistic about an economic recovery; the majority believe that financial impacts from COVID-19 will continue to last well beyond the next two months. Intuit Canada and Highline Beta reached out to one Canadian family to hear about the challenges they’ve faced since the onset of the pandemic.
It has been a busy few weeks as the Intuit Prosperity Accelerator welcomed its inaugural cohort to the virtual program. During the kickoff week, the eight startups were greeted by Intuit Canada’s Country Manager, David Marquis, Innovation Catalyst team to get a crash course in what to expect in the next 4 exciting months to come.
Intuit Canada, a leading global financial platform company known for products such as TurboTax, QuickBooks and Mint, and Highline Beta, a venture studio and venture capital firm, today announced the inaugural cohort of eight startups that have been welcomed to the Intuit Prosperity Accelerator. Selected startups of the Intuit Prosperity Accelerator, powered by Highline Beta, will pilot innovative tech solutions positioned to help Canadian small businesses and consumers address urgent financial health challenges that have been advanced due to COVID-19.
Co-Creating High-Growth Ventures: American Family Insurance, a Fortune 500 company partnered with Highline Beta to build Relay, a high-growth venture focused on reinsurance. Relay just announced its US$2M seed round.
The brief history of Relay Platform: From deep dive with AmFam to spinning out and closing $3M in funding
We worked with American Family Insurance to help support the building and scaling of ventures outside of their company. That’s how we built Relay.
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.
AB InBev, the world’s largest brewer and its 100+ Sustainability Accelerator powered by Highline Beta is a great example of corporate-startup collaboration.
With Highline Beta, Morneau Shepell developed a new product and brought the MVP to initial customers in 9 weeks
Uncovering unmet customer needs and launching a new venture outside the core business with Morneau Shepell: The Enterprise Innovation Team at Morneau Shepell approached Highline Beta with an audacious goal. They asked us to find radical new ways to help people live better lives at work and beyond. They had identified white space opportunities, and it was time to seek out the mentorship and methodology that would allow them to launch something radically new.