Corporations cultivate strategic partnerships as part of their global business strategy. This cooperative strategy forms corporate alliances, even with former competitors.
For startups, strategic partnerships can evolve very early, even before revenues are generated. However, it would be very difficult for a startup to call the CEO/President of Hewlett Packard to initiate a strategic partnership. Then, again, there are some ways to peak a fortune 500 Company’s interest to work with an early stage company.
The SDEC has experience with forming strategic partnerships with startups with little to no revenue.