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Fueling Growth For The Enterprise


Fueling Growth For The Enterprise We source and vet emerging technologies for our clients, and provide strategic insight and access to the fastest-growing technologies across the enterprise.

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Fueling Growth For The Enterprise


Fueling Growth For The Enterprise We source and vet emerging technologies for our clients, and provide strategic insight and access to the fastest-growing technologies across the enterprise.

There are literally 75,000 startups out there.

How Do You Find The Best Ones? 

The ones that can help solve your company's biggest problems and drive growth by injecting new ideas into your organization? You can wait for them to become household names, but by then your competitors will have already discovered them. Let us find the signal in all the noise.

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Councils and Partners


Councils and Partners

Councils and Partners


Councils and Partners

The Emerging Tech Council is a joint effort between the WIRED Media Group (WIRED, Ars Technica, and Backchannel) and Traction Technology Partners. Through a series of eight virtual events, two face-to-face meetings, and other benefits throughout the year, we keep members ahead of the twists and turns of technology. Our peer-to-peer network is invaluable for inspiring different thinking, solving problems, and making connections to the innovators that are making the future real today. Our mission is to connect our members to disruptors of the first order, prepare them for the upside of a rapidly evolving business landscape, and unite them with others who share the same basic philosophy—change is good and more change is better.

 

Traction Technology Partners manages and operates the Velocity Network on behalf of CRV and General Catalyst. The Velocity Network provides senior IT decision makers with unparalleled access to the emerging technologies and leading companies shaping the technology landscape in the form of regular, private executive breakfasts, lunches and briefings in NYC. The network is designed to give decision makers the power to explore emerging trends, discover the most promising startups, and build community with peers who share the same challenges and successes within a private, professional network.

 

The Digital Banking Leadership Council is a membership organization for financial services executives who are transforming their institutions with emerging technologies. Our mission is to prepare our members for the upside of a rapidly evolving financial landscape, expose them to the people and products at the forefront of new financial technologies, and connect them with other industry leaders who share the same basic philosophy—new technologies bring new opportunities that cannot be ignored. The Council is a joint effort between SourceMedia (publisher of American Banker, National Mortgage News, PaymentsSource, and Credit Union Journal) and Traction Technology Partners. We support our members and help guide the digital transformation of their organizations by showcasing people, products, companies and ideas that are fundamentally changing the flow of financial information and capital. Our peer-to-peer network is invaluable for inspiring different thinking, solving problems, and making connections to fellow digital pioneers in finance.

 

The Target Marketing Tech Council is an exclusive membership organization for marketing industry leaders and top decision-makers. We support our members as they navigate the transformation of their marketing organizations, by connecting them with innovative people, products and ideas that attract, serve and keep customers in the digital age. Our peer-to-peer network is invaluable for identifying the most important new marketing technologies, discerning how those technologies integrate into your organization, exchanging ideas with industry leaders and peers, solving problems and making meaningful connections.

The IoT Global Council is a membership organization for the new business leaders of the growing Internet of Things (IoT) industry. The IoT Global Council's mission is to help members learn about the rapidly-evolving world of IoT, discover emerging IoT technologies, and connect with industry peers.

TTP is partnering with Outsell, Inc., the world's leading research and advisory firm focused on media, information, and technology, to create and launch Outsell's DataMoney Conference, the first conference in the market designed to help Chief Executives, Chief Data Officers, and other executives from major enterprises across the Fortune 1000 unleash and monetize their data assets.

Through a partnership with American Airlines, all startups who apply to a Startup Challenge or present during one of our events are eligible to receive Business Extra points which can be redeemed for flights, Admirals Club membership and even AAdvantage Gold status.   Applicants receive 600 Business Extra points (good for two Admiral Club day passes) just for applying to a Startup Challenge and those selected to present receive 8,000 Business Extra points (good for about four domestic roundtrip flights).

Our Services


Our Services

Our Services


Our Services

Tap into the next wave of growth.                          

We build Emerging Technology Councils in partnership with media and executive leadership membership organizations such as the CIO Executive Council, Wearable IOT World, and C-Suite Networks, and craft custom Innovation Discovery Programs for corporate clients. Business leaders tasked with understanding and deploying new technologies—CEOs, CIOs, CMOs, Chief Data Officers—Learn about new areas of technology, Discover great startups gaining traction in those areas, and Connect with their peers facing the same challenges.

Core Capabilities

Emerging Technology Councils

Subscription-based councils for our partners such as the CIO Executive Council and Wearable IOT World that connect your communities to emerging startups.

Innovation Discovery Programs

Custom engagements for the enterprise. We deliver a pipeline of enterprise-ready startups aimed at your company's most pressing problems.

Custom Events

Organize a Demo Day at your company around specific themes.

An innovation discovery platform that feels like part of your own team.

We connect the best startups with enterprise customers. Working hand-in-hand with Council partners, CIOs, CMOs, business leaders, and chief innovation officers at Fortune 500 companies, we scout startups and emerging technologies that can make a difference to your operations and competitive position. It's not just startups that have high failure rates. So do most internal innovation projects at large corporations. Let us find the technologies that can solve your company's most pressing problems.       

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For Startups


 

For Startups Our entire focus is matching the most promising enterprise startups with the CIOs, CMOs, and business leaders in large organizations responsible for adopting new technology products.

For Startups


 

For Startups Our entire focus is matching the most promising enterprise startups with the CIOs, CMOs, and business leaders in large organizations responsible for adopting new technology products.

We help startups navigate the sales process in large companies.

Put your product in front of actual buyers—executives with purchase authority.

There is no cost for participating startups who pass our vetting process. Our clients are the enterprises.

Through our partnership with the CIO Executive Council, we are the exclusive provider and programmer of its Emerging Tech Practice, which is designed to discover and showcase new enterprise technologies to its CIO members.

92% of startups fail. Don't be another statistic.

We improve your chances of survival by matching your startup with large, paying customers.

Take A Challenge


Take A Challenge


Challenge


Connect With The Enterprise

Challenge


Connect With The Enterprise


Startup Challenge

We are constantly searching for startups that are growing rapidly and who can solve hard problems for enterprise clients. We connect startups directly with enterprise customers through our councils and other programs. Apply here to present your startup's Traction Story at an upcoming session.

Machine Learning 

Machine Learning is making great leaps in performance—from voice and facial recognition to beating a human at Go. Computers can now learn from patterns in ways that are truly incredible. We are searching for machine learning, deep learning startups aimed at the enterprise. 

IOT Challenge

The next stage of the Internet is set to expand beyond computers and mobile phones to smart, connected devices in our bodies, clothes, cars, factories, and homes. If you are building an IOT startup aimed at the enterprise, we want to learn more about you. 

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Who We Are


Who We Are

Who We Are


Who We Are

We've been finding and working with the world's best startups and forward-thinking enterprises for 25 years. 

Our partners are technology insiders with years of experience building and running DEMO and TechCrunch, and growing Business 2.0, Fortune, and Fast Company.

We have an unparalleled track record of analyzing technology trends and picking technology winners. Coupled with our deep global network of the world’s top startup founders, venture capitalists, incubators, and engineers, we can bring to bear the right startups, products, and technologies to solve our clients’ hardest problems.

Clients


Our Clients

Clients


Our Clients

Global Fortune 500 companies seeking to enhance their innovation programs.

Our team works closely with Fortune 500 companies to connect  them with emerging technologies and industry experts to help fuel their growth.

Startups we've helped discover and launch in the past include Salesforce, Dropbox, Evernote, Waze, CloudFlare, WebEx, Yammer, BillGuard, Swype, Fitbit, Betterment, Trello, Fusion.io, Artsy, Clickable, Upwork, LiveIntent, DataXu, SeatGeek, LearnVest, NetObjects, Jawbone, IronPort, and Yext.