Each player starts the game with a corporation card. The corporation card has the following things listed:
1 Tag: Places the card in certain categories, which can affect or be affected by other cards, or by the player board (e.g. you can pay with steel when playing a building tag).
2 Starting conditions: This tells you how much money (M€) you start with, as well as other starting resources and production. Some corporations also have a fixed first action described here.
3. Special ability: Each corporation has a special ability/abilities and/or condition(s) which affect playing.
4. Flavor text: Gives you some background information and feeling for the corporation.