Great interview with GE's COM Beth Comstock by Christine Moorman. While we obviously love being a part in GE's Innovation Platform (#3 in the link below). Check out point #4...collaborating with entrepreneurs.
It's an important thing to consider with how fast markets can move and how nimble small companies can be. Working with start-ups is a lot like working with customers to solve problems...you can't let internal processes slow down the ability to execute...else by the time you get something done it's too late. Don't be afraid to get creative with the commercial relationships you have with entrepreneurs...design it for speed and flexibility to get the most out of the partnership.