Collaboration is an essential ingredient in keeping up your startup’s competitive edge – Innovation comes when you recognise the undeniable strength in working effectively together.

Long gone is the traditional business model where staying competitive is all about ‘outdoing your competitors’.

Startups are now outperforming established businesses using the ‘Corporate Innovation‘ model because they’ve been able to grasp the importance of re-imagining how an industry operates and grows.

All they are simply doing is thinking outside the box and implementing new ways of working.

Max Lehnus, founder of WorldLabsa global digital platform that supports and matches innovative entrepreneurs with external talent and funding opportunities – believes in leveling the playing field and changing “how we do innovation”.

The 30-year-old former medical student shares his thoughts on the power of collaboration and how young founders can do it better: