Corporate Startup Summit & Award 2017

15 – 16 November | FRANKFURT


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What is Corporate Startup Summit & Award 2017?

15 – 16 November

A two days conference on Corporate Startup Collaboration and Intrapreneurship. The European platform #1 supports all Innovation Managers, Digital Leaders, Intrapreneurs and Change Makers in making a real impact everyday.

200+ participants learn from international experienced professionals, exchange on and discuss best practices with other ambitious intrapreneurs. Be inspired by Panels, Keynotes, Fishbowls and Workshops.

Application Corporate Startup Award 2017

The 3rd Corporate Startup Award puts Intrapreneurs from around Europe and their initiatives in the spotlight. The best of them will be awarded in altogether 4 categories.

JURY 2017
Prof. Dr. Julian KAWOHL – HTW Berlin, Strategic Management & Case Studies, Jutta JAKOBI- Deutsche Messe AG, CeBIT VP Business Development & Sales, Nils SEGER – RCKT, Managing Director, Niklas WIRMINGHAUS – Capital Magazin, Editor and Corinna VISSER – Berlin Valley, Editor in Chief.

The applications are opened until 31. October 2017! You can now apply in the following categories:

The Best Corporate Entrepreneurship

This category awards the best programs or projects that create framework for supporting entrepreneurship within established corporations (Intrapreneurship). We are looking for innovative concepts that offer employees new organisational and HR structures and enable them to take ownership in pursuing their own projects.

The 2017 WINNER of this category was Bosch for AE Home of Innovations and Start-Ups Program

The Best Corporate Incubator / Accelerator

This category awards the best corporate programs for structured collaboration with startups and onboarding of external innovations. We are looking for programs that are run by the corporation itself, through crossindustrial corporate partnerships as well as partnerships with 3rd party service providers.

The 2017 WINNER of this category was RocketSpace from London, UK

The Best Corporate Startup

 This category awards the best entrepreneurial projects run as an “internal startup” by the employees and in many cases in a team with external experts as a close partnership. We are looking for projects that were spinned off from the corporation as well as those that are embedded within existing corporate structures, developed in a “startup-like” way and enjoy lot of freedom and flexibility.

The 2017 WINNER of this category was Mission Control for the project => Lufthansa Innovation Hub

The Most Impactful Intrapreneur

 This category awards the pioneer intrapreneurs that pro-actively drive the change through diverse projects and initiatives from within established structures. These candidates are ideally recognized as leaders in their domain and are nominated by their colleagues for their impact.

The 2017 WINNER of this category was Matthias Patz (Deutsche Bahn Systel)

Topics in 2017

Corporate & Startup Collaboration

Startup SCOUTING – MATCH Making – Acceleration – Startup SCALING – Startup Readiness – INCUBATION – Startup Transfer KNOWLEDGE – Sustainability – Private Startup PITCHES – Integration of Innovation – FINANCIALLY Viable Collaboration Models – ACCELERATION – Joint Venture – PRIVATE STARTUP PITCHES


Lean Startup – CORPORATE Entrepreneurship – TOOLS for Intrapreneurs – Corporate STARTUP – Social Intrapreneurs – Cultural CHANGE – Entrepreneurial REVOLUTION – Programs For Intrapreneurs – Corporate CULTURE – Change Makers – Management STYLE – Innovation Management – RISK – Recognising INTRAPRENEURS


ALL IN ONE. Both days of the summit, all speakers, the whole program on one page.

15th November

Event Space Project Lab Pitch Lab (Private Area)
12:30 – 13:00 Come Together
13:00 – 13:30 Welcome & Opening DAY 1

Lukas Strniste, Founder & CEO @ EnterpriseUP,
Thomas Funke, Managing Director @ TechQuartier, Moderator

13:30 – 14:00 Speed-Dating
14:00 – 14:30 “Surviving and Thriving with the End of Power”

Michael Backes, Managing Director @ Liquid Labs


14:30 – 15:30 14:30 – 14:50
“The Revolution of Processes and the Creation of Intrapreneurs at Daimler”

Christian Nitschke, Head of Finance & Controlling think! tank @ Daimler AG
Felix Köppenkastrop-Lüker, Program manager think!process, Finance & Controlling think! tank @ Daimler AG

14:50 – 15:10

“Corporate Startup as a Transformation Catalyst”

Dirk Lässig, Business Director Agile Consulting @ Valtech

15:10 – 15:30

“Many Faces of Innovation: Genesis and Evolution of Intrapreneurship Program at Zalando”

Luis Jose Borges Salazar, Manager of Intrapreneurship @ Zalando

“How to Build a Clear Link between Corporate Strategy and Intrapreneurial Activities”

Stefan Hoch, Managing Partner @ Safari

(Speed Workshop / Breakout Session)

DPD Logistics Startup Pitch


15:30 – 16:00Coffee Break16:00 – 17:0016:00 – 16:20
“Betting your Innovation Budget: Why Risk it on Corporate Venture Capital?”


Jordan Schlipf, Partner @ Rainmaking Innovation

16:20 – 16:40

“Open Innovation is Slowly Taking Over: Trends & Best Practices in the Execution”

Alberto Onetti, Chairman @ Mind The Bridge & Coordinator @ Startup Europe Partnerships (SEP)

16:40 – 17:00

“The Art of Intrapreneur Success: What Can Corporates Do to Inspire, Attract and Retain Their Intrapreneurs?”

Agnes Cserhati, Leadership Trainer @ AC PowerCoaching16:00 – 16:20
“The Pitfalls of Selecting Startups & Scaleups for Cross Industrial Collaboration”

Sascha Karimpour, Managing Director @ STARTUP AUTOBAHN Plug & Play Germany

16:20 – 16:40

“6 Dimensions of Corporate Startup Engagement in a Bank: Case of Rabobank”

Maarten Korz, Innovation Management @ Rabobank

16:40 – 17:00
“Value Creation by FinTech Cooperations”

Michael Koch, Head of Digital Factory & Head of Online & Mobile Banking @ Deutsche Bank

DPD Logistics Startup Pitch


17:00 – 17:30

“Intrapreneurship from the First Hand – Stories of Success and Failure”

Wilhelmina Jewell Sparks, Founder and CEO @ THE BITHOUSE GROUP
Maarten Korz, Innovation Management @ Rabobank
Vincent Thamm, Innovation Lead & Organisational Developer @ Transavia
Nils Seger, Managing Director @ RCKT.



“Emerging Models of Corporate Startup Collaboration”

Gregor Gimmy, Managing Director @ BMW Startup Garage
Jordan Schlipf, Partner @ Rainmaking Innovation
Marius Pigulla, Director Open Innovation @ Deutsche Bahn
Sascha Karimpour, Managing Director @ STARTUP AUTOBAHN Plug & Play Germany
Niklas Wirminghaus, Editor @ CAPITAL


17:30 – 18:00

Wrap-Up & Introduction Corporate Startup Award

Lukas Strniste, Founder & CEO @ EnterpriseUP
Nils Seger, Managing Director @ RCKT.

18:00 – 19:00Dinner & Networking  19:00 – 19:30

“Building a Sustainable Intrapreneurial Organisation”

Tina Beuchler, Digital & Media Director @ Nestle
Dr. Michael Reckhard, Managing Director @ WIBank
Peer Bentzen, EVP Business Development @ Deutsche Post DHL Group
Nils Seger, Managing Director @ RCKT.


19:30 – 19:50

The Best Corporate Incubator / Accelerator

introduction, shortlist and winner

19:50 – 20:10

The Best Corporate Startup

introduction, shortlist and winner

20:10 – 20:30

The Best Corporate Entrepreneurship

introduction, shortlist and winner

20:30 – 20:50

The Most Impactful Intrapreneur

introduction, shortlist and winner

20:50 – 21:00

Wrap-Up & Closing Corporate Startup Award

Lukas Strniste, Founder & CEO @ EnterpriseUP
Nils Seger, Managing Director @ RCKT.

21:00 – Open EndNetworking


16th November
Event Space Project Lab Pitch Lab (Private Area)
08:30 – 09:00 Come Together & Breakfast
09:00 – 09:15 Opening DAY 2

Lukas Strniste, Founder & CEO @ EnterpriseUP
Thomas Funke (TechQuartier), Moderator

09:15 – 09:45 “On the Cutting Edge: Corporate Startups, the Gold Standard of Corporate Innovation?”

Joachim Heinz, Founder and Managing Partner @ co-shift


“Case Studies in Entrepreneurial Culture within the Company Builder of Otto Group: From Command & Control to Holocracy”

Michael Backes, Managing Director @ Liquid Labs

(Workshop Part 1)

09:45 – 10:15 Speed-Dating
10:15 – 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 – 11:30 10:30 – 10:50
“Building a Profitable Innovation Platform with a Turnover of 100 M€”

Paolo Bavaj, Head of Ventures @ Henkel

10:50 – 11:10

Building bridges or the quest for the “egg laying wool milk pig”

Julian Lipinski, COO / CFO @ Creative Dock

11:10 – 11:30

“Measuring & Communicating the Impact of an Internal Accelerator: the Case of Skydeck”

Kathleen Jeske, Digital Strategist @ Skydek Deutsche Bahn Systel

“Case Studies in Entrepreneurial Culture within the Company Builder of Otto Group: From Command & Control to Holocracy”

Michael Backes, Managing Director @ Liquid Labs

(Workshop Part 2)

11:30 – 12:30

“A Roadmap for Intrapreneurial Transformation: the Case of Transavia”

Vincent Thamm, Innovation Lead and Organisational Developer @ Transavia

(Speed Workshop / Breakout Session)

12:30 – 13:30Lunch13:30 – 14:00

“How to Get a Management Buyin for an Intrapreneurship Initiative”

Johannes Nuenning, Founder and VP UQBATE @ Deutsche Telekom
Rafael Gattringer, Co-Founder & Strategy @ Factory Hub Vienna
Agnes Cserhati, Leadership Trainer @ AC PowerCoaching
Jonathan Carrier, Director Corporate Innovation Europe @ RocketSpace


14:00 – 15:0014:00 – 14:20
“From Connecting Like-minded Innovation Enthusiasts to Intrapreneurs”


Peng Zhong, Corporate Innovation @ Bayer

14:20 – 14:40

“”Social Intrapreneurship: How To Change the World and Add Value to Your Business””

Petra Boller, Founder and CEO @ concilience

14:40 – 15:00
“The three I’s of Acceleration: Investment, Innovation & Intrapreneurship”

Steffen Kellner, Accelerator Design & Host and Leila Oppermann, Project Manager @ IGNORE GRAVITY GMBH / Adidas Lead Sport Accelerator14:00 – 14:20
“How Can Intrapreneurs Drive Successfully Customer’s Digital Transformation”

Bernd Gill, Head of Digital Services Innovation @ DXC Technology

14:20 – 14:40

“From Intrapreneur to Entrepreneur: the Case of Deutsche Telekom Corporate Startup eParkomat”

Pavel Vrba, CEO & Founder @ eParkomat

14:40 – 15:00
“The Elixir of Innovation: It’s All About People, Stupid!”

André Panné, Managing Director @ TRADUM

 15:00 – 15:30

“Establishing an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem to Foster Company Wide Transformation”

Thomas Funke, Co-Director @ TechQuartier
Peter Pirkelbauer, Innovation Manager @ Airbus Operations
Florian Schmitt, Head of Startup Relations @ Haufe-Lexware
Christian Zeh, Head of Innovation @ Deutsche Bahn Systel


15:30 – 16:00

Wrap-Up & Closing Corporate Startup Summit 2017

Lukas Strniste, Founder & CEO @ EnterpriseUP

16:00 – 18:00Open Floor & Networking


A Chance to Hear from Experts

Hosted by

Michael Koch

Managing Director - Head of Digital Factory & Head of Online- and Mobile-Banking

Peng Zhong

Associate Director, Innovation Program Lead

Kathleen Jeske

Junior Consultant | Innovation and Intrapreneurship @ DB Systel GmbH


    549/ excl. VAT
    • 2-DAYS Summit admission
    • 27. - 28. November 2018 // Kraftwerk, Zurich
    • Best Practice Slams
    • Speed-Workshops
    • Panels
    • Keynotes
    • Formal and Informal Networking Opportunities
    • Refreshment
    • AWARD Application FEE included
  • SUMMIT + 1 full day WORKSHOP
    1379/ excl. VAT
    • 1 DeepDive WORKSHOP day by your choice
    • 26. November OR 29.November 2018 // Zurich
    • SUMMIT Admission
    • 27.-28. November, 2018 // Kraftwerk, Zurich
    • AWARD Application FEE included

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