Startup Shifts

Bringing Vetted and Relevant Growth-Stage Startups to Work Directly with Corporates

Startups are looking to solve problems. It’s why most founders start companies in the first place. Startup Shifts are designed to connect innovative startups with GAN Partners who are looking for help to solve some of the world’s toughest problems.

$4BBillion Dollars in Revenue

Why Revenue Matters

Startups need capital and connections to build their businesses. Yet to survive for the long-run, most of them need customers. In the near future, GAN Startups will have generated $4B in annual revenue, but getting there requires that startups work with the right partners. Startup Shifts create additional revenue opportunities for startups by connecting them directly with corporate partners who are looking to do business with them.

What Are Startup Shifts

Through these week- or month-long “shifts,” corporations have an opportunity to voice the challenges they’re facing and to have startups build solutions to solve those problems. Each Startup Shift is focused on a specific vertical and culminates with corporates building direct relationships with startups. Startup Shifts are hosted throughout the year and bring together no more than five corporate partners alongside 5-10 startups. The experience is highly curated and allows participants to get to know one another well.

Which Corporate Partners Should Consider a Startup Shift?

  1. You’re Looking for a Solution to a Big Problem
    You will be connecting with startups who already know how to solve some of the world’s biggest problems.
  2. You Want to Be In-Person with the Startups
    For a few days or a week at a time, you will be in-person with potential startups who want to work with you. This means a lot of one-on-one time to understand and dig into potential solutions for you.
  3. You’re Looking for Startups with Some Traction
    This program isn’t for the faint of heart or startups without some traction. You’ll be around startups who have had success and are looking to work with you so that you both get stronger.
  4. You’ll Do Business with a Startup
    You’ll need to be open to the solutions at hand and be committed to doing business with the startups that you meet.

How Should I Get Involved?

Just send us an email! Let us know—in as much detail as possible—what problem you are looking to have solved at a Startup Shift. We’ll let you know when the next Startup Shift is, and if you seem like a good fit for it. Or, we’ll let you know if you might be a fit for another Startup Shift in the future.