There is a fine line in corporate innovation: Use the best of startup methods while preserving the best of the company’s DNA, knowledge and history. A difficult but promising approach.
What is state of the art in corporate innovation? Is the corporate startup possible? What are the limits?
I asked corporate innovation experts and a Silicon Valley VC to explore the state of the corporate startup:
Thursday, October 28, 2020, at 4 pm Pacific time. You can register here:
These experts will share their approaches to corporate innovation:
- Swisscom (Lukas Peter, Head of Silicon Valley Outpost): Swisscom started an outpost in Silicon Valley 20 years ago and are one of the most visible and present partners and investors in the Swiss innovation scene.
- SBB Swiss Railways (Andreas Jossen, Innovation Scout): Recently established three outposts in Silicon Valley, China, and Israel.
- Mach49 (Paul Holland, Partner, and VC at Foundation Capital): Paul has been a Silicon Valley venture capitalist for the last 20 years and early investor into Netflix. He is a Managing Director at Mach49, advising global corporations how to create a corporate venture practice and actively sharing his experience as “Investor in Residence”. Mach49’s approach strategically combines the incubation of internal ideas and tapping into disruptive projects thru corporate venturing.