Runway Partners With Premium Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) Leader- Seeks Cutting Edge Startups For Paid Pilot Engagement

Runway Innovation Hub
Nov 29, 2021, 1:00pm

SAN FRANCISCO, November 29, 2021 – San Francisco-based Runway Innovation Hub has partnered with one of the top leaders and innovators in the fast-casual restaurant segment with thousands of locations across over 10 countries to increase its culture of innovation and to build a robust open innovation program.

The QSR Leader is on a mission to effectively engage with cutting-edge startups to discover new technology trends and foresight for elevating the customer experience and supporting restaurant staff members on operational efficiency. Runway was selected as an experienced partner in corporate innovation consulting and startup engagement. The goal is to implement a repeatable innovation process, build new team capabilities and to identify global trends into business opportunities, and to scout cutting edge startups.

“Our team is experienced in helping national and global organizations to navigate disruptive trends, identify growth opportunities and leverage relationships with technology innovators from Silicon Valley and beyond to achieve long-term success. We’re looking forward to our partnership to help to build a lean, repeatable open innovation process and to accelerate speed to pilot,” stated Sandra Miller, CEO of Runway Innovation Hub.

The Runway team of seasoned technology analysts and innovation strategists have shown proven ability to drive value in optimizing existing corporate startup engagement programs, with a breadth of unbiased startup connections that have made them a finalist in the Best Specialist Research category for The Technical Analyst Awards 2021.

Runway is currently seeking startups that have implemented artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technology to improve the speed of service, boost customer experience, and reduce operational complexity in the following areas:

  • Drive-through Experience and Order Pick-up
  • Order Management Accuracy
  • Kitchen and Restaurant Operations Efficiency
  • Customer Intelligence and Order Satisfaction

Interested startups can apply at QSR-innovation [at] with their product pitch deck to be potentially selected for a paid pilot in the U.S. with one of the premium QSR leaders.

About Runway:
Runway is a Silicon Valley innovation company accelerating the success of global corporate innovators and technology entrepreneurs. Runway has worked with 40+ global corporations to drive innovation results by uncovering new trends and opportunities, scouting cutting-edge startups for strategic partnership, investment, or acquisition, and successfully piloting new business concepts. Alongside its consulting practice, Runway incubates early-stage startups across 20+ industries. Runway’s 350+ startups have done extremely well – they’ve raised a combined $2.5B in VC money and 53 have successfully exited. Learn more at