Open Innovation

Open Innovation sits at the heart of a number of seismic realities: tech disruption is introducing competitive threats at an unprecedented scale and volume; competing now demands moving non-core activities to outside partners; the outside is moving much faster than the inside of your company.

Open Innovation is emerging as a discipline, program and capability because it is the only proven way to address these realities at a volume, scale and pace that is meaningful.

KITE powers the world’s leading Open Innovation programs and will work with you to structure a strategic innovation program to identify, engage, evaluate and develop deep partnerships with the best startups essential to solving your company’s business challenges and unlocking growth.

Structure Programs That Scale

Develop a strategy and build Open Innovation programs — based on our executional experience and knowledge of industry best practices — that allow you to run multiple programs simultaneously around the world that accomplish your objectives and scale.

Promote and Recruit Startups

Define your criteria, run an exhaustive startup partner identification search, and promote your program to our network of startup founders, investors and influencers to drive awareness and high-quality applications.

Vet and Select Finalists

Manage all inbound applications, push startups for additional use cases and information, and evaluate applicants based on pre-established section criteria, allowing you to select startups for your next steps.

Drive Outcomes

Bring together your stakeholders and startups at an internal innovation event or schedule partner selection meetings to discover new innovation approaches, learn about important trends and select top startups, helping to ensure next steps and pilot launches.

Visa Everywhere Initiative

The Visa Everywhere Initiative is a best-in-class innovation program that accelerates decision-making and drives outcomes. KITE has powered Visa’s signature startup program since 2015. We launched with a focused approach that generated immediate outcomes, internal demand and category leadership. Next, we expanded to new markets globally, business units and areas of tech, and launched always-on recruitment and engagement. Now we are growing the existing structure and scaling efforts as we bolster the platform and implement more pilots.

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