Digital Supply Chain Institute Establishes Accelerator Program for Early-Stage Companies
DSCI will accelerate the value proposition and growth of participating companies and Institute members
New York, N.Y. June 15, 2023 — The Digital Supply Chain Institute, in an expansion of its not-for-profit mission, is creating an accelerator program to provide business development resources to early-stage companies with digital supply chain enabling technologies.
“We are seeing an increasing number of smaller companies from around the world entering the supply chain solutions ecosystem and a corresponding need of supply chain owners to become conversant with new innovative approaches to visibility, traceability, and security. We believe the DSCI Accelerator Program can bring these communities together for knowledge sharing and mutual benefit,” said Marko Kovacevic, Managing Director of DSCI.
The DSCI Accelerator Program is designed for companies ready for the next stage of growth beyond the startup phase. Many emerging companies lack the talent and experience in a few areas including client access, marketing, strategy, and organizational structure. The DSCI Accelerator Program will aid in their growth while other DSCI members will benefit from the exposure to new business models and innovative technologies.
“DSCI will identify emerging technologies that support digital supply chains and identify companies that can apply those technologies to support digital supply chain transformation,” said Shawn Muma, Executive Director of the DSCI Accelerator Program. “Through our extensive network of seasoned executives from around the world, DSCI will provide strategic guidance and mentoring enabling these start-ups to scale faster and with better product market fit than they otherwise might.”
Participating companies will have access to four business planning sessions per year with executives from diverse backgrounds that include operations, strategy consulting, legal and finance. In addition, access to mentoring and advisory board guidance will be available. The approach will be customized to meet specific needs of the company. Participants will have access to targeted business development opportunities along with the opportunity to demonstrate the value of their products and services in DSCI led proof-of-value projects. An annual meeting with participating start-ups, advisors, industry experts and investors will be part of the program. Companies in the program will have access to all DSCI research and events.
Consistent with CGE’s non-profit applied research mission, all Institute members will benefit from the cross-pollination of ideas and access to new technologies and capabilities in a research environment. “Institute members will receive the benefit of these capabilities through participation in proof of value testing,” said Shawn.
Several members of the Institute that are still in the early stages of growing their businesses have expressed interest in the DSCI Accelerator Program.
For additional information about the DSCI Accelerator Program, contact:
Shawn Muma, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Sugathri Kolluru, email@example.com