ideaphore LLC is an open innovation company. We pair startups with larger, more established, organizations for the purposes of co-innovation. We accomplish this with modern intellectual property agreements, advanced data analytics, social media integration, a web platform, and a network of innovation professionals. Open innovation, or external innovation, is the process by which organizations look outside of their own employees to either bring innovations into the company or monetize shelved intellectual assets by spinning innovations out. Innovation, as used here, is a novel combination of good idea, substantial value, and adept execution.