Strategies for Effective Partnerships between Corporations & Startups

Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM UTC

Startup Grind Chongqing is happy to hosts CEIBS Professor Shameen and Mathieu Wing Tse: Virtual Fireside Chat-- Strategies for Effective Partnerships between Corporations & Startups. Dr. Shameen Prashantham is Professor of International Business and Strategy at CEIBS, while Mathieu is an MBA 2020 Alum, Co-Founder of WINKO Solar and Founder of WingTech. #entrepreneuship #MBA #corporateinnovation

About this event

The Topic:

Drawing upon over a decade of research in multiple locations – but with a focus on China – Professor Prashantham will provide the “why”, “how,” and “where” of corporation-startup partnering using examples from Microsoft, BMW and Unilever.

As a former MBA student in Professor Prashantham’s class at CEIBS, Mathieu will provide the entrepreneur’s perspective. Namely, how he developed his start-up at the school’s entrepreneurship lab (eLab), and how he is now partnering with corporations to bring affordable energy solutions to Africa.


Mathieu是Prashantham教授在中欧国际商学院MBA的学生,科技初创公司WINKO Solar联合创始人。他将分享他是如何在中欧eLab发展他的初创企业的;也会从企业家的视角,分享初创企业是如何与大公司合作,为非洲带来平价的能源解决方案。

The Questions

In this SG Virtual Fireside Chat, We will discuss these questions :


What are the common ways you see start-ups partnering with corporations?

How can start-ups persuade corporations to partner?

What skills are required from both sides in order to maximize the chances of success?

What are some of the pitfalls of partnering, and how can they be avoided?

What are some of the specific challenges facing entrepreneurs in China when pursuing cross order partnerships?

What does a full-time MBA at CEIBS have to offer entrepreneurs?







Check out what happened



Wednesday, April 28, 2021
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM UTC


11:00 AMSG Virtual Begins
11:02 AMIntroductions
12:00 PMFireside Chat
12:30 PMLive Q & A
1:00 PM闭幕Closing