OVERVIEW

H2 Innovate is a global innovation platform designed to drive growth and commercialization of next generation products and services. With its operational base in Silicon Valley and connecting top digital hubs worldwide, it offers participating Startups access to valuable connections, advice and capital linked to the H2 network across the globe.

Our program community consists of the following core groups:

  • Startups: leading early to growth stage companies in top global entrepreneurial hubs
  • Advisors: industry leaders and domain experts from H2's global member network
  • Partners: top investors, multinational corporates, and startup services firms from H2's partner network 

Participating Startups are emerging to growth stage companies with at least initial funding secured and a product in market. Candidate companies will be referred into the platform via our program partners and H2 Members.

PLATFORM OFFERING

Our program offers listing and platform services consisting of the components below:

  • Startup Listing: targeted exposure via Startup Listing and company profile distribution across H2 network
  • Advisor Platform: curated access to the right advisors at the right time based on company needs
  • Funding Platform: ability to surface relevant investment opportunities to prospective investors

Participating Startups are able to choose target growth-related Advisory Areas to facilitate the strongest matches with the right Advisors, maintained in the form of a Startup Needs Profile. Additionally, participating Startups are invited to join our annual H2O Global Summit in Silicon Valley including a potential presentation opportunity in our H2O Company Showcase.

GLOBAL TRACKS

H2 Innovate utilizes the concept of Global Tracks consisting of priority industry sectors around which to develop its program community and Startup representation globally. Initial supported Global Tracks include:  


Advertising

Commerce

Connected Devices

Education

Financial Services
   

Health & Fitness

Media & Entertainment

Productivity

SaaS

Transportation

STARTUP LISTING

Our Startup Listing feature provides targeted exposure within the H2 member and partner network globally through the following:  

  • Online Exposure: exposure via H2 homepage, Startup Search page, and H2 Connect mobile app, providing strong visibility within H2 network
  • Network Newsletter: visibility via H2's monthly newsletter including distribution across its member and partner community globally
  • Program Communications: program specific updates targeting participating Advisors and H2's Investor Network

ADVISOR PLATFORM

Our Advisor Platform features the following unique components, allowing for highly targeted engagement with the right advisors:   

  • Advisor Network: top execs and entrepreneurs from H2’s member network, residing in major technology hubs across the US, Europe, Asia, and Latin America
  • On-Demand Model: ability to prioritize needs against target advisory areas on a quarterly basis and place requests at any time via online platform   
  • Compensation Model: highly-leveraged model with single-point administration through H2 and shared equity upside for Advisors  

Participating Startups are able to choose target growth-related Advisory Areas to facilitate the strongest matches with the right Advisors. Currently supported Advisory Areas include:

  • User Growth & Customer Development
  • Talent & Team Development 
  • Monetization & Revenue Growth
  • Partnerships 
  • Product Strategy
  • Platforms & Channel Marketing 
  • Fundraising
  • International Markets

FUNDING PLATFORM

Our Funding Platform offers valuable connectivity to prospective investors within the H2 network, including:

  • Business Angels: top execs and entrepreneurs from H2’s member network, residing in major technology hubs across the US, Europe, Asia, and Latin America
  • Institutional Funds: leading early to growth stage funds, including those participating in H2’s Investor Network

PARTICIPATION

We are currently actively engaged with qualifying Startups and H2 Members who are interested in participation opportunities during our beta period, in support of our initial Startup Listing cycle in Q1 2017. Interested participants can review our FAQ page and contact the H2 Innovate team as follows:

  • H2 Innovate FAQ: review our FAQ page to learn more about our platform offering
  • Startups: complete our Startup Inquiry Form, noting your referring H2 Member or Partner 
  • Advisors: email us at innovate@h2.co to receive information to opt-in as an H2 Advisor and set up an onboarding call