Whom to expect: Microsoft Ventures *** Axel Springer Plug & Play *** Scout Group *** Deutsche Telekom *** Henkel *** Bertelsmann Direct Group *** Amazon Webservices *** ProSiebenSat.1 Group - Seven Ventures *** Deutsche Post DHL *** Sennheiser *** Procter & Gamble *** PayPal *** Deutsche Bahn AG *** HTGF *** Osram *** Deutsches Zentrum für Luft und Raumfahrt...
Do not miss this conference if you are ....


You know that innovation will always be an uphill battle. However, you can't do no other than constantly strive for exploring and conquering new markets. You're aware that "Yes" lives in the land of "No". Surrender is no choice, and you are eager to finally celebrate victory. You act different.
Intrapreneurship Officer

Intrapreneurship Officer

You are aware of the difference between the rationale of execution and the crazyness of starting up something new. Your task is to support intrapreneurship and protect intrapreneurs from daily business' flaws.. You are either acting as an "Intrapreneurship and Innovation Officer", run grassroot innovation programs or are in charge of heading a Corporate VC. You are empowerd to think different.


As an executor in chief, you are in the midst of the innovator's dilemma. Your job is twofold - you are acting in your current stakeholders' best interest. Simultaneously, you have to pave the way for the next level, by seeding and planting for future growth. You are aware that innovation is done by people. You know it requires a willingness to act and learn at the same time. Therefore, you fully embrace intrapreneurship.
... and want to get to know more about ...
Stage 1Stage 2etventure Stage
09:00 - 09:45Breakfast
09:45 - 10:00Welcome
10:00 - 10:30Intrapreneur's friends
(Prof. Dr. G. Dueck)
Lean Startup prototyping workshop delivered by startup experts
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10:30 - 11:00Today's innovator's dilemma and how to deal with it (Dr. F. van Ommen)Business model generation in corporations: what we can learn from startups (P. van der Pijl)
11:00 - 11:30Corporate venturing: the art of raising teenagers (C. Kuiper)Lean team management: building entrepreneurial teams (B. Sufiani)
11:30 - 12:00The new openess: how models of innovation are changing (Dr. M. Bartl)Financial business model simulation: test-drive your venture (S. Rohr)
12:00 - 12:30The entrepreneurial corporation: how to really innovate with effectuation (Dr. R. Baierl)Entrepreneur's vs. intrapreneur's perspective (O. Thylmann)
12:30 - 13:00Startup marketing for intrapreneurs (S. Abel)Search, stumble, succeed: intrapreneuring as a key to change your company (J. Nünning)
13:00 - 14:00Lunch
14:00 - 14:30The world in 2015 (N. Müller, S. Megerle)Lean Startup prototyping workshop delivered by startup experts
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14:30 - 15:00How big companies can learn from Silicon Valley (P. Herrmann)Rapid prototyping in an unrapid environment (C. Matic)
15:00 - 15:20Incubation and acceleration: a key to overcome the innovator's dilemma (Panel with A. Menneking, U. Kunze, T. Offner, L. Gruner, R. Haak)Buy-in for your innovation projects (D. Probst, J. Graf)
15:20 - 15:45Clash of two worlds: innovation with startup spirit & corporate power (K. Thornagel, L. Chor)
15:45 - 16:05Externalising internal innovations: balancing operations with innovations (Panel with Dr. C. Lüdtke, Dr. B. Momsen, P. Jozefak)Bridging corporations with startups in international hotspots (F. Peter)
16:05- 16:30Utilizing corporate assets: acceleration and incubation at Scout24 (S. Lemper, S. Karstädt)
16:30 - 17:00Coffee break by Microsoft Ventures
17:00 - 17:30Intrapreneur's challenge: how to shift the enterprise (D. Toma)What corporations can learn from startups: a journey through mindsets and tools (M. Patz)Lean Startup prototyping workshop delivered by startup experts
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17:30 - 18:00Innovating outside-in: creating an user community of external entrepreneurs (Prof. Dr. C. Hienerth)How corporates can support startups to go global from day one (S. Jacquemont)
18:00 - 18:30The entrepreneurial university (Prof. Dr. J. Füller)Can Management Wargaming support the introduction of lean startup methodology? (Prof. Dr. N. Högsdal)
18:30 - 19:00Wrap-Up
19:00 - 20:00Networking and transfer to the venue of European Pirate Summit 2013 (EPS 2013)
(Corporate Startup Summit participants have a free access on Monday evening)
20:00 - 20:40EPS 2013 / Big brother or little sister (Panel with Thomas Madsen-Mygdal, Manuel Koelman, Max Niederhofer, David Meyer)
20:45 - 21:15EPS 2013 / Founder leaks: what I am passionate about
21:15 - 00:00EPS 2013 / Closing of 1st day, networking and party
... from top speakers!

Sascha Karstädt - Program Manager at YOU IS NOW Accelerator

Sascha is the program manager of YOU IS NOW Accelerator, the startup program of immobilienscout24, the market-leading real estate marketplace in Germany. He is also advisor to a number of startups and Director for the Founder Institute in Berlin.

Stefan Lemper - Head for YOU IS NOW Munich

After Stefan started his career in consulting he was actively involved in the start-up scene since 2000 as employee, co-founder, managing director of various start-ups and as managing partner of a leading venture capital company.

Dr. Björn Momsen - Senior investment manager at High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF)

Björn is responsible for the acquisition of investment targets, due diligences, negotiating contracts, follow on capital increases and exits in his portfolio. Focusing on software, internet and new media startups Björn has completed more than 50 venture capital transactions since joining HTGF in 2008. Before he was senior innovation manager at T-Systems’ corporate innovation management and earned a PhD in economics from Magdeburg University and a Master’s Degree in Stuttgart.

Patrick van der Pijl - CEO and founder of Business Models Inc.

Patrick van der Pijl is the producer of the bestseller ‘Business Model Generation‘ written by Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur. He facilitates the formulation of new business model strategies in international organizations and is specialized in business design and innovation, strategic visioning, visualization and graphic facilitation. Patrick frequently delivers workshops and presentations on business modeling, business model innovation, business design and lean start-up.

Paul Jozefak - CEO of Liquid Labs GmbH in Hamburg

Liquid Labs is an innovation laboratory building early-stage companies in the financial tech and financial services space. Previously, Paul was a managing partner at Neuhaus Partners from 2006 to 2012. He joined that private fund from SAP AG, where he managed SAP’s Corporate Venture fund in Europe from 2000 onwards. Paul was named to head of SAP Ventures Europe in 2001.

Stephan Jacquemot - Emerging Business Lead Microsoft Germany

At Microsoft Stephan Jacquemot is member of the global Emerging Business Team and responsible for Microsoft Ventures activities in Germany. He is also responsible for the BizSpark program, that allows startups to use Microsoft software and services at no costs. Technology-wise he evangelizes Windows 8, the cloud computing platform Windows Azure and Windows Phone among innovative IT startups. Before joining Microsoft in early 2010, Stephan Jacquemot keenly focused on entrepreneurship and innovation management for many years.

Prof. Dr. Nils Högsdal - Professor for Corporate Finance und Entrepreneurship at DHBW University Stuttgart

Nils is as a professor for Corporate Finance and Entrepreneurship at Stuttgart Media University. Before that he spent 12 years as an entrepreneur developing and deploying “flight simulators for managers” building up the TOPSIM brand which is now part of the TATA group. Besides his teaching and research activities Nils is supporting startups and established corporations in creating innovative business models with sustainable revenue streams.

Prof. Dr. Christoph Hienerth - Chair of Entrepreneurship & New Business Development at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management

Christoph holds a doctorial degree from WU Vienna, where he also completed his post-doctoral degree (Habilitation) as an assistant professor at the Department for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. From 2006 to 2012 he held a tenured position as Associate Professor at Copenhagen Business School, Department for Innovation and Organizational Economics. He had various research visits and fellowships at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Harvard Business School (HBS), McGill University, and George Washington University.

Kai Thornagel & Lasse Chor - Mondelez International & Entrepreneur

Kai’s heart beats for both the startup and corporate world. At Mondelez International (formerly Kraft Foods), he officially is responsible for brand engagement & digital communications in the coffee category across the DACH region. However, being the company's "inofficial" entre- & intrapreneurial evangelist, he also infuses lean startup thinking and agile innovation to the company's culture. Lasse is a Danish serial entrepreneur who recently came back after a year of exploring opportunities in San Francisco and the Valley. He founded his first company at the age of 13-years-old, and is currently mentor for a number of startups around the world, as well as advisor to a handful of large corporations.

Prof. Dr. Johann Fueller - Chair for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Innsbruck

Johann has been CEO of HYVE AG since November 2000; in 2012 he took office at the University of Innsbruck’s faculty for Business Administration. Before joining HYVE AG, he worked for PriceWaterhouseCoopers, McKinsey & Co., Siemens and Allied Signal. His doctorate he did on "Community based innovations – virtual integration of online consumer groups into new product development" with Prof. Hans Mühlbacher, University of Innsbruck and Prof. Eric von Hippel, MIT.

Dr. Christian Lüdtke - Founder & CEO of etventure

Christian is a specialist when it comes to corporate businesses and intrapreneurship. He gained over 10 years of experience at Bertelsmann where he developed an in-house startup incubator, a corporate venture capital fund and corporate startups. He also developed new business ideas and innovation strategies for several multinational companies. At etventure, Christian's mission is to enable corporate partners to rapidly execute their business ideas.

Philipp Herrmann - Founder & CEO of etventure

Philipp is a leading expert in innovation and startup building. He spent several years in Corporate Development at Bertelsmann, built two internet startups that have become profitable businesses, and focused over two years on state-of-the-art innovation methodologies in Stanford and Silicon Valley. At etventure, his mission is to leverage his expertise to effectively build new businesses based on rapid prototyping and lean-startup principles.

Shira Abel - CEO of Hunter & Bard

As CEO of Hunter & Bard - Shira has worked with dozens of startups on marketing, strategy, launching and branding. She has lectured about marketing worldwide at conferences and universities, such as the Kellogg-Recanati EMBA Program in Israel, Schulich MBA Program in India, SMX conference in Jerusalem, and the #140 conference in New York City. In addition she has mentored at the Microsoft Azure Accelerator, the Google Campus Accelerator, Founder Institute, and more.

Dr. Michael Bartl - CEO of HYVE AG

Michael has been CEO of HYVE AG since 2004. Before he worked for 4 years at AUDI AG in the electronics development division. Michael graduated from the University of Westminster in London and the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich in business administration and completed his doctorate at the Otto Beisheim School of Management on "Customer integration in the innovation process" and "New media".

Nils Müller & Sandro Megerle - Founder & Expert at TrendOne

Nils started his career at the IBM Innovation Center. During his Master program in Berlin, New York and Milan 2002, he founded TrendONE, a company that is specialized in micro-trends and weak signals. Sandros area of responsibility at TrendONE includes the screening and evaluation of the trend suggestions sent in by our 80 internationally active trend scouts.

Dr. Fred van Ommen - CEO Bizz Innovation Group & former Senior VP Innovation Excellence at Philips

Fred is an experienced business and innovation manager, who has led several organizations to success. To name only one, for Philips he was responsible for Innovation strategy, e.g. for Research and Incubators, and successfully developed common innovation processes and governance across the company. Fred is Senior Effectuator and works currently as independent consultant.

Florian Peter - CEO, Mandalah New York & Berlin

Florian is an entrepreneurial innovation consultant and speaker with a flair for spotting and interpreting emerging business trends. Launched in 1997, Mandalah (formerly CScout) inspires clients through strategy and innovation expertise. Florian holds an international business degree from the European Business School in London, UK and Reutlingen, Germany.

Dan Toma - Innovation and Intrapreneurship Change at Deutsche Telekom

Dan worked at executive level in and for some really cool high-tech start-ups across the world before 'pivoting' his career to the enterprise in the quest for even greater challenges. 'Lean from within' is what Dan is all about. Favorite quote: 'Well done is better than well said' - B. Franklin.

Jan Graf, Daniel Probst - Verwegener & Trefflich

Jan & Daniel specialised in creating protective spaces and developing corporate cultures that cooperatively balance efficiency with rule-breaking. They moderate project teams and, with the help of lateral thinking methods, lead them to results beyond the expectable.

Dr. Ronny Baierl - Competence Center Corporate Entrepreneurhsip at University of St. Gallen

Dr. Ronny Baierl heads the Competence Center Corporate Entrepreneurhsip at the Institute of Technology Management at the University of St. Gallen. He works on entrepreneurial questions and problem solving for established corporations. For a more efficient transfer of academic knowledge to practice, he cofounded the “Entrepreneurial Management Lab“.

Steffen Rohr - Co-Founder of syconomic

Steffen was crazy enough, to quit a well-paid job as treasury consultant, to set-up his own business. Now, he quantifies business models for small and medium enterprises to recieve numbers for reliable economic decisions. Or in other words, "strategic financial modeling".

Ben Sufiani - Founder LeanTeam.org

Having been an air force officer, student of psychology and involved in several startups, Ben Sufiani created a method for creating and leading great startup teams. Ben transformed the Business Model Canvas by Alexander Osterwalder into the Lean Team Canvas to help leaders within startups and corporate innovation teams to create a culture of productive creativity.

Corina Kuiper - Adjunct Professor Corporate Venturing & Innovation at the Antwerp Management School

Corina Kuiper has held a spectrum of strategy, business development and financial management positions over the past 20 years. She has performed a key role in the setup and implementation of Venturing within Philips, including a common way of managing and assessing new businesses. Currently she is Adjunct Professor Corporate Venturing & Innovation at the Antwerp Management School and also regularly lectures across a number of international universities and business schools. She has published on disruptive innovation and entrepreneurship (effectuation).

Ulf Kunze - Scout Group Incubation You Is Now & Founder GoodKarma

Ulf co-founded You Is Now and is in charge of the strategy, innovation & business development. In the past decade he has been at the forefront of the digital and mobile media, consistently active in entre- and intrapreneurial roles and as an investor, e.g. for News Corp. Fox Mobile, RTL Disney, Repucom int., Collexis and GoodKarma VC. Amongst his other roles, Ulf is a startup advisor and mentor for various entrepreneurial programs like Founder institute, European Venture Summit, Zeppelin University, start2grow and the FMER.

Johannes Nuenning - VP Business Strategy at Deutsche Telekom & Founder UQBATE

Johannes founded UQBATE in 2011, which is an internal Incubation Program to explore innovative business opportunities and launch new core businesses. UQBATE empowers passionate intrapreneurs to make their ideas come true. Its internal startups are open to external partners, geeky developers and designers to act as co-founders.

Thomas Offner - ProSiebenSat.1 Group – Seven Ventures

SevenVentures is the venture arm of the ProSiebenSat.1 Group, one of the leading media companies in Europe and Germany’s largest television network. Before Thomas joined Seven Ventures, he founded and co-founded numerous startup ups, just to name Groupon AT & CH and geolad. He combines this entrepreneurial background with several years of corporate experience, e.g. in Audi & Intel Capital.

Luise Gruner & Robin Haak - Axel Springer Plug & Play

Luise & Robin are both responsible for the day-to-day business at the Axel Springer Plug & Play Accelerator which targets international founders with digital & innovative business concepts. The three-month program includes office space, intensive coaching by mentors, in-depth workshops and seed investments of 25,000 euros. Further, there will be the opportunity to extend the program at Plug and Play Tech Center in Silicon Valley.

Axel Menneking - Program Manager at hub:raum - Incubator of Deutsche Telekom

At hub:raum Tel Aviv Axel is responsible for the Program Management, that is: setting the Tel Aviv program up and keep it running. Before that he was working in product marketing and product management, in fast moving consumer goods, strategy consulting, internet start-up and telecom environments.

Christoph Räthke - Berlin Startup Academy Founder & Moderator of the Corporate Startup Summit 2013

Since 2011, Christoph has been hosting the Startup Day at the annual webinale conference, and helped organizing startup community events like Tech Open Air. In 2012, he started mentoring, e.g. at Startupbootcamp and Deutsche Telekom’s “Hubraum” incubator. With the Berlin Startup Academy he currently offers not only start-up founders, but also corporate employees to join the program, build companies, and learn how digital entrepreneurship works.

Prof. Dr. Gunter Dueck - Ex Chief Technology Oficer IBM, Author & Business Angel

Being initially professor for mathematics, Gunter Dueck joined IBM in 1987 and contributed significantly to its technological strategy and its cultural change until he resigned in August 2011 as CTO. Gunter wrote numerous satirical & philosophical books, the last one focuses on the problems coming along with innovation and how to tackle them. In 2013 the NEXT100 voted him into the top 5 of the most important European people in the digital industry.

Prof. Dr. Tobias Kollmann - Chairman of the Council "Young Digital Business" for the German Minister of Economy

As Co-founder of Europe's leading Internet car portal, AutoScout24 and as a pioneer for the academic research on E-Entrepreneurship in Germany, Tobias received the UNESCO Entrepreneurship Award „Entrepreneurial Thinking and Acting" in 2007. After numerous projects within the industry, the German Minister of Economy invited the founder of netSTART Venture to his council "Young Digital Economy" in 2013.

Oliver Thylmann - Founder & Ex CTO AdCloud

Oliver founded & sold several online businesses of which the last one was Adcloud GmbH, bought by Deutschen Post in April 2011. Remaining as CTO for about 2 years, Oliver is now working on ideas how to shape the corporate structures of tomorrow.

Matthias Patz - Innovation Manager at DB Systel GmbH

As innovation manager for DB Systel, Matthias is responsible for idea generation, evaluation and execution of early stage innovative projects. His entrepreneurial spirit emerged already years before when he founded his first company in 2007. Since that time he is also active in the Berlin startup community and co-organizes the Lean Startup Meetup.

Carlo Matic - Founder, Business Angel and Prototyping Expert

Carlo is entrepreneur with more than 70 employees. The serial book author founded the agency and LeanLaunchLab Interactive Pioneers (specialist for rapid prototyping), is cofounder of Supreme NewMedia (supr.com) as well as Power + Radach advertising agency and supports as business angel different startups.

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Corporate Startup Summit venue - Bauwerk Cologne

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Public transport

From the airport: tram line S13 (direction Köln Hansaring) stop at "Trimbornstraße" (exit Trimbornstraße)

From the main station: tram line S13 (direction Troisdorf) or S12 (direction Hennef(Sieg)) stop at "Trimbornstraße" (exit Trimbornstraße)

The venue is 10 minutes walking away from the stop Trimbornstraße. Follow the Dillenburger Straße until you reach the number 73.


Right across the street of the bauwerk köln entrance you can enter a parking area but around the complete block are as well free parking slots available