From Michael Burcham:
We're living in an interesting time where the rate of innovation around the world is exploding, and a company that is dependent upon innovation within their four walls is ultimately going to fail. It is no surprise that these titan firms want to invest in your startup. We have 2-3 corporations here in Nashville planning to do their own accelerator as well in partnership with us here at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center. It's the new form of R&D. Large corporations are much better at killing ideas that creating them.
Further Reading: 6 Companies That Want to Invest in Your Startup, Inc. Magazine
Learn more about how the EC accelerator, Jumpwerx, is working with existing companies to help foster innovation.