The StartUpGrind is a unique event/community that has touched down in 200 cites in 85 countries and touched 400,000 entrepreneurs.  Powered by Google, its unique style of conversation vs. pitch has endeared it to content hungry entrepreneurs from around the globe.  Part classroom, part incubator, part confessional the focus is on the lessons that entrepreneurs can take from VCs and other entrepreneurs who may have a little more experience, a few more battle scars.

Ayasdi’s CEO, Gurjeet Singh was the guest of Deborah Hopkins, the Chief Innovation Officer at Citi and the founder of Citi Ventures.  The conversation is a how to for emerging B2B companies looking to play with the biggest of the big and the best of the best.  

The topics they cover in their 20 minute talk include the concept of cross-pollination, the importance of a sherpa, what innovation looks like in a Fortune 500 and how to sniff it out and finally, why the most complex problems are the most value laden.  Enjoy!