Techcode, a global incubator and accelerator network, has launched an online B2B platform named TechBook to help startups find clients effectively. After 2 months of service, it says it has attracted over 15,000 startups and over 300 industry leaders to join the platform.
Like a social networking service, startups can create a profile to showcase their innovations and send self-recommendations (just like a “friend request”) to the corporate users for POC (Proof of Concept) and sales partnerships.
According to Techcode, by using an online platform like TechBook, startups can directly search for the corporate customers who fit their customer profile and are in need for solutions.
“While the traditional way of open innovation is impactful, the matchmaking process was rather lengthy and we hope TechBook could make the whole process easier for both startups and large corporates,” commented Luke Tang, CEO of Techcode.
Since Launch, TechBook says it has achieved 84 matches between global startups and corporates. After a connection is made, Techcode’s local team would help facilitate initial meetings and help build the trust and close communication.
While Techcode – headquartered in Beijing – intends to take a success fee after a deal is successfully made, the online platform’s main purpose is to build a global platform dedicated for discussions and partnerships around technology innovations.