We are entrepreneurs, investors, and operators for whom growth is more than a mindset – it’s a commitment to our partners. Transforming your innovation challenges into opportunities is what we do.

Custom Programs
For Innovation Insiders

Corporate Innovation Services

In a world of constant change and rapid transformation, the pressing question is: What is next?  

With our combined innovation and entrepreneurship experience, we will integrate you into the startup community and put you on the inside track to success through:

  • Ecosystem Accelerator
    Stay competitive by gaining privileged access to the best startups and innovators. Accelerate your portfolio’s ability to demonstrate meaningful traction and raise funds. 

  • Corporate Innovation Leadership
    Infuse your organization with the fundamentals of innovation. Our workshops teach innovation leaders to identify opportunities, give them the tools to work with startups and create material, competitive advantage.  

The Inside Track
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Government Services

Talent is boundless, yet access is limited. 
Build innovation capacity and stand out on the global stage. AlchemistX programs develop your leadership in the innovation economy, built on the practices and network that have powered hundreds of successful silicon valley startups. 


Unlock the power of startups and excel globally through:


  • US Market Entry
    Expose your startups to the Silicon Valley mindset, help them evaluate and plan for US expansion, and support them through their initial sales and fundraising efforts.

  • Global First
    Give startups in your ecosystem a global-first focus. We believe that companies focusing on bridging international gaps have special needs and an outsized reason for tremendous success.
Global Excellence
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Turning Gaps Into Pathways

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Founder Success

Our methodologies and structure have led to a market-leading level of success, as evidenced by the high follow-on-funding rates of our founders. These results underscore our commitment to fostering innovation and entrepreneurial growth.

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Strategic Connections

Our mentors and coaches are industry experts with extensive experience as operators, entrepreneurs, and investors across diverse sectors. They can provide you with valuable insights into your industry and help you navigate the challenges you may face.

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World-Class Network

The Vault is a product curated specifically for Alchemist Accelerator founders, providing invaluable program resources and opportunities. Join our community of thousands of innovators, investors, and customers facilitated through the proprietary Alchemist Vault.

Industry-Leading Corporate and Government Partners

JETRO, together with the Cabinet Office and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), supports domestic startups to expand their business overseas. Initially targeting startups active in eight startup ecosystem hub cities across the country, it has expanded the coverage nationwide. More...

The KIC Soaring Program is a startup accelerator program that aims to support early-stage startups with high growth potential and provides funding, mentoring, and other resources to help accelerate their growth and success. More...

Next47, Siemens, and AlchemistX hand-picked the teams by a selection committee consisting of Siemens top managers, Next47 and AlchemistX, receive the same rigorous training that external startups receive in the Alchemist Accelerator program, with the material adapted to the unique needs of corporate innovation. More...

This program supported startups in increasing revenue, exploring new countries, and potentially getting additional funding while gaining targeted introductions to Gerdau’s suppliers and customers and receiving sales training from Alchemist’s global network of mentors and coaches. More...

In partnership with AlchemistX, the Edmonton Police Foundation, and Alberta Innovates, the TELUS CSW Accelerator is bringing proven Silicon Valley acceleration programming to the social impact space in Edmonton, Alberta. More...

NetApp Excellerator is NetApp’s global start-up program that aims to fuel innovation by partnering with deep-tech startups working on cutting-edge technologies to take them global. More...

This accelerator is designed to provide technology startups with end-to-end support, including NEC research and development technologies, and business launch coordination. More...

LG NOVA is a center based in Silicon Valley dedicated to catalyzing innovations with the vision of improving quality of life by helping businesses that impact the future to achieve instrumental success. More...

The AWS Healthcare Accelerator is a virtual four-week technical, business, and mentorship accelerator that will scale high potential startups focusing on the urgent challenge of healthcare burnout, training, retaining, and deploying the healthcare workforce. More...

Innovation Experts

We draw on Alchemist's extensive global network to source the very best coaches and mentors for every startup that participates in our programs.

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Alina Adams (She/Her)
AlchemistX Coach

Alina is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for making positive impacts. She is a climate solutions and sustainability advocate, and has worked with various groups to build supportive ecosystems for innovation and value creation.
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Michael Nathan (He/Him)
AlchemistX Mentor
Michael is a Global Tech Evangelist working with International startups in Generative AI, ML, Data Analytics, AR/VR/XR tech with core areas of expertise in Global GTM Strategy, and Business, Corporate, Ecosystems and Software Development.
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Rick Rasmussen (He/Him)
AlchemistX Coach
Rick is an Industry Fellow and Member of the Faculty at the University of California, Berkeley.He also serves as the Director of Startup Programs for the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology.
Jenn Steele (She/Her)
AlchemistX Coach
Jenn is a CEO, founder, and go-to-market fanatic who successfully sold her company in 2023 and has recently started another one. She has deep history in martech, a passion for helping startups take products to market, and a love for solving hard problems.
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Jonathan Speed (He/Him)
Mentor/Coach, & Chair, Memphis Hub Advisory Board
Jonathan's journey through the corporate, non-profit, and startup sectors—coupled with a master’s in military history (strategy, operations, tactics)—allowed him to cultivate critical skills as a collaborative finance and business development executive.
Todd Morrill (He/Him)
AlchemistX Coach 

Todd creates high-value products and services by accelerating internal innovation/product development, and by accessing external innovation by acquisition and licensing.

AlchemistX Team

The AlchemistX Team is happy to meet you!

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Ian Bergman (He/Him)
Head of AlchemistX
As a self-described general-purpose nerd and corporate innovation agitator, Ian loves working at the intersection of emerging tech startups and the innovation needs of established organizations.
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Danielle Vivo (She/Her)
Director of Program Management,
Danielle is an experienced Program Director with a track record of developing complex innovation projects, balancing efficiency with effectiveness, and a creative approach to problem solving.
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Christy Canida (She/Her)
Senior Director, Product,
Christy holds an SB in Biotech from MIT, built Instructables.com to a successful exit, has deep experience in privacy, communication, and innovating within large companies, bringing expertise to her angel investments and Alchemist.
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Annika Lauer (She/Her)
Director of Operations,
Annika is a results-driven Operations Director with exceptional analytical skills, a keen eye for detail, and a strategic mindset, thriving in optimizing organizational operations for maximum efficiency and success.
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Laurent Rains (He/Him)
Director of Product Management,
Laurent brings extensive experience from the tech and startup sectors to his role. A co-founder of MonkeyLectric, a consumer electronics company, he guided its transition from prototype to international distribution, achieving $5M in revenue in two years.
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Mercedes Fawns (They/Them)
Marketing Manager,
Mercedes has been working as a writer, editor, and communications professional for nearly 10 years and brings a passion for words and communicating the human experience into the digital marketing space.
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The Vault: Powered by our Community of Innovators

Alchemist has become a critical hub connecting enterprise founders, VCs, corporations, and mentors. This network is powered by our proprietary software, the Vault, a product curated specifically for Alchemist Founders. The Vault provides invaluable program resources and opportunities to our members. Join our community of 35000+ innovators, investors, and customers facilitated through the proprietary Alchemist Vault.

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Innovators Inside Podcast

What is new in Corporate Innovation and why is it so hard? 

Join us for a series of interviews with thought leaders, founders, and high achievers inside the world of innovation. Through intimate conversations with Host and Head of AlchemistX, Ian Bergman, we explore what makes innovation so challenging. Guests range from established stars to the most exciting up-and-comers. Innovators Inside is a must-listen for anyone trying to instill a culture of curiosity into a large corporation or organization.

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