Tailored Fast Pilot
Fast tracking internal innovation strategies for corporate & enterprise

Unlocking Potential in Corporate Innovation

Fast Pilot programs allow large organizations to fast-track their innovation & digital transformation by engaging hand-picked global and regional startups whose offerings can directly address their core business challenges

Business Unit Alignment

Co-designing the program with our clients in a collaborative workshopping process with all relevant stakeholders and unit heads. The process is aimed at identifying core business opportunities, setting business objectives, designating ideal startup profiles, and building a scalable engagement model between corporates and startups

Global Outreach & Selection

Tapping into our extensive regional and global network of 450,000+ tech-enabled startups, the AstroLabs team surveys the market to source best-of-fit candidates. Employing a mix of outbound and inbound outreach tactics, startups will be sourced, interviewed, and matched to take on the proposed innovation challenge

Tailored Immersion Program

A custom-designed program for startups to work alongside key stakeholders at our partner organization, exploring the potential of piloting together. The startups will undergo a mix of 1:1 mentoring and integration proposal development sessions to bring out the MVP of each pilot track

Startup Pitching

Reflecting on the feedback from the immersion program, startups will pitch their solutions to a panel of experts and decision-makers selected by the partner to shortlist the best-fitting startups for a successful pilot program

Support for Scale

As the final shortlist of startups represents the pilot cohort, AstroLabs will continue to work and liaise between all stakeholders to ensure successful integration. In addition to managing the integration of the startup offerings, the commissioned AstroLabs team sets on to prepare learnings for the launch of another cohort of the fast pilot program to address new challenges



Program Design &
Challenge Assessment

Sourcing & Matching

Tailored Immersion

MVP & Proof of Concept
Proposal Development

Pitch Preparation

Post-Program Support



The UPS Smart Logistics Challenge
UPS and AstroLabs challenged startups from around the world to innovate smart solutions servicing the logistics sector. Selected candidates would receive expert mentorship to pitch their e-logistics solutions to UPS officials in Expo 2022 Dubai.

The winner of the UPS Smart Logistics Challenge was offered the chance to pilot their DDN solution for UPS, and the runner-up was awarded a collaborative thought leadership session to optimize their business plan.

Key insights:
45,000 startups reached
26 participating countries
96 participants
7 participants shortlisted
Chalhoub Greenhouse
Chalhoub Greenhouse was designed to enable businesses and talents to leverage retail-tech innovations through training sessions on the local business ecosystem, scaling technologies and legal frameworks.

The program was able to upskill Chalhoub employees in digital solutions, as well as help emerging startups on their journey of digitization and business development.

Key insights:
100+ Chalhoub employees upskilled
17 startups enabled
16 proof-of-concepts tested
10 commercial agreements signed

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