Regardless of product, market, or history, startups share one defining characteristic: Growth. Startups grow their user base, revenues, staff, and footprint faster than big organizations. There are many ways to grow, from organic approaches like virality and product stickiness to inorganic, venture-fueled customer acquisition. But one of the fastest—and least understood—paths to growth is to work hand in hand with large, incumbent corporations.

This panel brings together startups going down this path, along with directors from accelerator powerhouse Techstars, to explain how established companies, emerging technologies, and early-stage innovators can work together and innovate.