Corporate Connections

Cigna's Corporate Connections

StartUp Symbiosis

How are established publicly traded businesses partnering with amazing startups? Cigna's Senior Medical Officer Dr. Summer Knight describes how her company’s effort to support entrepreneurs and tap into their ideas has proved mutually beneficial.

Where Corporate America and Entrepreneurs Connect

Corporate Connections is an easy-to-use, online platform where established companies can tap a trusted network of entrepreneurs to build strategic relationships and obtain ideas for products, services and other innovations. “Connecting corporate America to young-growth businesses and entrepreneurs is a powerful combination,” says NYSE Euronext's Executive Vice President Scott Cutler.

News and Trends

Fast Track to Innovation

The Coca-Cola Company, Wal-Mart Stores and  Jones Lang LaSalle are among those already supporting the Corporate Connections platform. Some 420 early stage companies have signed on. 

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How it Works

Corporate Connections is a partnership between NYSE Euronext and the StartUp America Partnership, which is driven by the idea that young, thriving companies create jobs in America.

Stepping Up

How (and why) large companies around the world are increasing their investment in job creation. Here’s a look at how ManpowerGroup,Cigna and Alcatel-Lucent are helping to put people to work.

Links Between New Business and Philanthropy

The Case Foundation's Jean and Steve Case talk with NYSE Euronext's Duncan Niederauer on the who, how and why of becoming involved in startup enterprises.

Entrepreneurial Alchemy

CEOs and small business owners with big ideas get connected at a recent EO Alchemy conference.