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See how Xinova partners with PepsiCo and Innit to launch the new Seattle restaurant tech startup, SousZen, that aims to digitize ‘back of house’.

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Failure…. let’s talk about it. Innovating and failing go hand in hand. Things go wrong, labs get blown up, and things get broken, but what is important is that you learned something along the way.

“The reason it’s important for us to be able to fail is that the industry cannot.  They don’t have the ability to fail, to “put crazy on the table”, and most R&D is just not brave enough to risk anything (they’ve told us this).  But since we (Xinova Innovators) have the freedom to try lots of different things, knowing that most of it will likely not work for whatever reason, but doing so in an essentially risk-free way, allows us to come up with the solutions that industry can never get to themselves.  Our job is to invent lots of potential solutions (Xinova model), not just try to attempt “the one solution” (Industry model): which is why there is so much “failure” in the Xinova model, but that freedom ultimately leads to success. That’s what’s truly game-changing about this model.”

-Mike Manion, Xinova Innovator


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