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Why attend?

  • First gathering of CVC leaders and C-Suite innovation executives in Germany
  • Biggest companies in the world share their best practices and future strategies on the collaboration with their investments in start-ups
  • Discuss everything from building start-up ecosystems to M&A and get the cross-industry insights from leading companies
  • Meet the most active CVC´s face to face in Germany and benefit from their best practices for your future innovation strategies

How It Works

Through a mix of case-study presentations, interactive roundtable discussions, Q&A sessions and hands-on workshops, you will gain inspiring perspectives. The multi-stream format allows you to move freely between the sessions. Create your own personal agenda from the case studies and interactive round tables. If you can't participate in the conference onsite, you have the possibility to get the insights of the decision-makers via live streaming.

Move freely between the streams
Customize your program
Attend the sessions of most interest
Corporate Start-up Ecosystems & Venture Capital
Target Group

Decision Makers and Leaders in Innovation, Strategy, Fund Management, Venture Management, New Business and Alternative Investments, Finance, Legal and M&A

Key Topics
  • Trends
  • Markets
  • Disruptive Ventures
  • Open Innovation
  • Participation Phases
  • Integration Management
  • Merger & Acquisitions
  • Due Dilligence
  • Forms of Investments & Cooperations

Agenda

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 11TH

9:00

Conference Opening by the Organizer and Welcome to the Chairman

Sean Wright

Managing Director
Stanley Ventures
Germany

This session is in English

9:15

Insights in the German Start-up Landscape

  • Digital Hub Initiative of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection of Germany
  • The start-up hotspots in Germany
  • International benchmark: comparison of the German Start-up landscape to Europe

Dr. Kim Zietlow

Director Trend & Innovation Scouting
Germany Trade and Invest
Germany

This session is in English

9:45

Strategical Collaboration with Start-ups

  • Preconditions of strategical collaboration
  • Preconditions for investments with business-related start-ups
  • Supporting tools for business-related start-ups

Paolo Bavaj

Head of Corporate Venturing
Henkel Tech Ventures
Germany

This session is in English

10:15

Digital Ecosystems and Social Commerce - Get Closer to the People

  • The internet economy value chain and how it looks like today
  • Social commerce (live streaming platforms, group buying, conversational commerce)
  • Tokenization and interest-based networks
  • Opportunities for CVC´s

Dr. Marc Thom

Head of Henkel dx Ventures
Henkel dx Ventures
Germany

This session is in English

10:45

Henrike Luszick

Founder & CEO
Bridgemaker
Germany

The Investment Triangle - The Emergence of a New Investment Class

  • The triangle approach - Interaction between corporates, finance investors and venture builders
  • The win win win situation - Advantages of the triangle approach
  • Risk minimization - The new way of corporate venture building
This session is in English
Sebastian Esser

Member of the Board of Directors
Bridgemaker
Germany

11:00

Coffee Break with Networking

11:30

How to Speed up Open Innovation in Companies with Strong Roots

  • Explanation of the three internal column system
  • Venture capital and venture client system
  • Cooperations with venture clients and the general use within the whole organization

Benjamin Junghans

Director
Stihl Digital
Germany

This session is in English

12:00

Ion Hauer

Chief Operating Officer
Glassdollar
Germany

How Startup Partnering is Changing the Fabric of Corporate Innovation

  • Startup partnering - the new method to tap into new external innovation solutions
  • With its fast results, measurable return, low risk and universal applicability, startup partnering has emerged as a robust method to source and validate startup solutions
  • Follow the case of Infineon who introduced the startup partnering model with the help of GlassDollar
This session is in English
Lamin Ben Hamdane

Head of Start‑up Cooperation & Partnerships
Infineon Technologies
Germany

12:30

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

Insights in the German Start-up Landscape - Dr. Kim Zietlow, Director Trend & Innovation Scouting, Germany Trade and Invest


Strategical Collaboration with Start-ups - Paolo Bavaj, Head of Corporate Venturing, Henkel Tech Ventures


Digital Ecosystems and Social Commerce - Get Closer to the People - Dr. Marc Thom, Head of Henkel dx Ventures, Henkel dx Ventures


The Investment Triangle - The Emergence of a New Investment Class - Henrike Luszick, Founder & CEO, Bridgemaker and Sebastian Esser, Member of the Board of Directors, Bridgemaker


How to Speed up Open Innovation in Companies with Strong Roots - Benjamin Junghans, Director, Stihl Digital


How Startup Partnering is Changing the Fabric of Corporate Innovation - Ion Hauer, Chief Operating Officer, Glassdollar and Lamin Ben Hamdane, Head of Start‑up Cooperation & Partnerships, Infineon Technologies

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

Insights in the German Start-up Landscape - Dr. Kim Zietlow, Director Trend & Innovation Scouting, Germany Trade and Invest


Strategical Collaboration with Start-ups - Paolo Bavaj, Head of Corporate Venturing, Henkel Tech Ventures


Digital Ecosystems and Social Commerce - Get Closer to the People - Dr. Marc Thom, Head of Henkel dx Ventures, Henkel dx Ventures


The Investment Triangle - The Emergence of a New Investment Class - Henrike Luszick, Founder & CEO, Bridgemaker and Sebastian Esser, Member of the Board of Directors, Bridgemaker


How to Speed up Open Innovation in Companies with Strong Roots - Benjamin Junghans, Director, Stihl Digital


How Startup Partnering is Changing the Fabric of Corporate Innovation - Ion Hauer, Chief Operating Officer, Glassdollar and Lamin Ben Hamdane, Head of Start‑up Cooperation & Partnerships, Infineon Technologies

13:15

Lunch Break with Networking

14:45

Do Start-ups Really Need to Grow Their IT to Scale Up ?

  • IT apabilities become the main cost of the business
  • Growing IT capabilities doesn´t mean your business will scale up
  • Boost development without losing focus on strategic goals

Radek Taraszka

Head of Design
Objectivity
Poland

This session is in English

15:00

The Role of CVC´s in the Venture Capital Ecosystem

  • The venture capital ecosystem and its participants
  • CVC´s versus other investors – position of CVC´s in the ecosystem
  • Pitfalls of CVC´s - what do founders and financial VC´s dislike about CVC´s ?
  • What do founders and financial VC´s expect from CVC´s ?
  • How to reflect ecosystem expectations in a strategy of a CVC ?

Dominik Slonecki

Investment Director
Sumitomo Group
Germany

This session is in English

15:30

From Venture Capital to Venture Client

  • Journey from first investments to established venture client model
  • Examples of successful open innovation projects
  • The CVC unit within the corporate group

Philipp Rose

Executive Vice President Finance & Administration
Robert Bosch Venture Capital
Germany

This session is in English

16:00

Coffee Break with Networking

16:30

Internal Disruptions - Fourteen Tips for Starting a Start-up Inside a Large Company

  • Employee-driven innovation
  • Cultural and economic disruption
  • The importance of a handbook in a large company

Nicolas Sauvage

Ventures President
TDK Ventures
United States

This session is in English

17:00

Internationalization of CVC Units

  • The way from a national to an international player in the CVC market
  • Internal challenges
  • Development of internal structures

Bernhard Mohr

Managing Director
Evonik Venture Capital
Germany

This session is in English

17:30

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

Do Start-ups Really Need to Grow Their IT to Scale Up ? - Radek Taraszka, Head of Design, Objectivity


The Role of CVC´s in the Venture Capital Ecosystem - Dominik Slonecki, Investment Director, Sumitomo Group


From Venture Capital to Venture Client - Philipp Rose, Executive Vice President Finance & Administration, Robert Bosch Venture Capital


Internationalization of CVC Units - Bernhard Mohr, Managing Director, Evonik Venture Capital

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

Do Start-ups Really Need to Grow Their IT to Scale Up ? - Radek Taraszka, Head of Design, Objectivity


The Role of CVC´s in the Venture Capital Ecosystem - Dominik Slonecki, Investment Director, Sumitomo Group


From Venture Capital to Venture Client - Philipp Rose, Executive Vice President Finance & Administration, Robert Bosch Venture Capital


Internationalization of CVC Units - Bernhard Mohr, Managing Director, Evonik Venture Capital

18:15

Summary of the First Day

18:30

Evening Reception with Sparkling Wine, Snacks and Networking

Engage in exciting conversations. Strengthen your network after a day full of knowledge sharing, groundbreaking presentations, and interesting conversations. Join delegates and speakers in the relaxed atmosphere of the event venue.

This session is in English

THURSDAY, MAY 12TH

9:00

Conference Opening by the Organizer

This session is in English

9:15

Navigating the Global Startup Ecosystem in a Post-Pandemic World

  • Global view of the innovation landscape and the development over the last years
  • Worldwide consideration of industry-specific hubs and ecosystems
  • Impactful innovation policies and programs

Marc Penzel

Founder & President
Startup Genome
Germany

This session is in English

9:45

Corporate Venture Capital Strategies

  • The different views of a large corporate when engaging in open innovation and corporate venture capital
  • Overview and insights of the BASF investment strategies and the resulting internal discussions and conflicts of interest

Markus Solibieda

Managing Director
BASF Venture Capital
Germany

This session is in English

10:15

CVC as Spearhead for Innovation and Partnerships in Central & Eastern Europe

  • The role of CVC´s for corporates in the ecosystem
  • Potential of the fintech ecosystem in central eastern europe
  • Best practice examples – from PoC to CVC investment

Maximilian Schausberger

Managing Director
Elevator Ventures
Austria

This session is in English

10:45

Coffee Break with Networking

11:15

Building Innovative, Technology-Based Businesses by Leveraging Siemens

  • How start-ups approach of leveraging technologies
  • In-kind Investments to build new business
  • Technology accelerator

Philipp Walczyk

Siemens Technology Accelerator
Venture Director
Germany

This session is in English

11:45

Extracting Maximum Value from Corporate Venture Capital

  • Conflicting goals within the organization
  • Synergie effects between departments

Sean Wright

Managing Director
Stanley Ventures
Germany

This session is in English

12:15

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

Navigating the Global Startup Ecosystem in a Post-Pandemic World - Marc Penzel, Founder & President, Startup Genome


Corporate Venture Capital Strategies - Markus Solibieda, Managing Director, BASF Venture Capital


CVC as Spearhead for Innovation and Partnerships in Central & Eastern Europe - Maximilian Schausberger, Managing Director, Elevator Ventures


Building Innovative, Technology-Based Businesses by Leveraging Siemens - Philipp Walczyk, Siemens Technology Accelerator, Venture Director


Extracting Maximum Value from Corporate Venture Capital - Sean Wright, Managing Director, Stanley Ventures

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

Navigating the Global Startup Ecosystem in a Post-Pandemic World - Marc Penzel, Founder & President, Startup Genome


Corporate Venture Capital Strategies - Markus Solibieda, Managing Director, BASF Venture Capital


CVC as Spearhead for Innovation and Partnerships in Central & Eastern Europe - Maximilian Schausberger, Managing Director, Elevator Ventures


Building Innovative, Technology-Based Businesses by Leveraging Siemens - Philipp Walczyk, Siemens Technology Accelerator, Venture Director


Extracting Maximum Value from Corporate Venture Capital - Sean Wright, Managing Director, Stanley Ventures

13:00

Lunch Break with Networking

14:15

How Corporates Invest in and Collaborate with Startups - Learnings from the Mobility and Logistics Industry

  • Results of a best-practice analysis of 80 mobility and logistics companies in Europe

Matthias Schanze

Founding Partner
Rethink Mobility
Germany

This session is in English

14:45

Venture Capital as a Service

  • Venture as a service specific focus on profitable cooperations
  • Secure financial opportunities through venture capital investments benefit from increases in value

Stefan Lemper

Partner
Maschmeyer Group
Germany

This session is in English

15:15

Entrepreneur-in-Residence Program as one Trend of Seeing Investments Going Earlier and Earlier

  • Structuring entrepreneur-in-residence as a CVC
  • Relevant problems for entrepreneur-in-residence as a financial institution
  • Next steps after entrepreneur-in-residence

Joerg Landsch

Head of Corporate Venture Capital
Deutsche Bank
United States

This session is in English

15:45

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

Venture Capital as a Service - Stefan Lemper, Partner, Maschmeyer Group


How Corporates Invest in and Collaborate with Startups - Learnings from the Mobility and Logistics Industry - Matthias Schanze, Founding Partner, Rethink Mobility

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

Venture Capital as a Service - Stefan Lemper, Partner, Maschmeyer Group


How Corporates Invest in and Collaborate with Startups - Learnings from the Mobility and Logistics Industry - Matthias Schanze, Founding Partner, Rethink Mobility

16:30

End of the Conference with Summary

No topics have been added to this session yet

This session is in English

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