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The State of the Corporate Startup (panel discussion)

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:

Thank you Swiss American Chamber of Commerce and Swiss Business Hub in San Francisco for the organization and sponsorship.

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.

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