Post-covid era: Your organization will be challenged to change in ways for which there is no precedent.
To stay in the game, you will have to write a whole new playbook. A playbook where you ally with an old foe – the startup.
Over the last few months we’ve seen change happen gradually, then all of a sudden. Big businesses have had their entire marketplace come to a complete standstill. No customers, no revenue. Whatsoever. The companies best suited to tackle this new situation are the startups – they are able to change their business models, find new markets, and deliver value in new and unique ways much, much faster than you. This is the real value of startup programs.
Through several years, Lab Agent, Marcus H. Eikeland, has established, organized, and built accelerator programs for both big and small organizations throughout the world. For Sparebank 1, he launched “Grunderhub” which scaled to three cities. In Oslo, he helped launch Katapult Accelerator which hosted teams from all over the world. And in Copenhagen, he was the lead architect of +Impact Accelerator – a Danske Bank flagship program.
Through relevant cases, you’ll get a practical understanding of how to strengthen your company’s innovation through startup programs, why it makes sense to drive innovation outside of your company’s walls, and even how to create great value in collaboration with startups.
- An overview of accelerator programs and how they can work for you.
- Insight into how you drive innovation in big as well as small businesses.
- An understanding of how you should view startups as the friend, not the enemy.
- Practical tools and methods to help you get going.
Marcus works across management, business, and digitalization and has more than 8 years of experience in the field. Today, he designs, builds, and runs corporate accelerator programs and connect forward-looking companies with transformative technologies such as Blockchain, IoT, A.I, and VR. Among his clients are Sparebank1 SR-Bank, Maersk, Katapult Accelerator, Hyper Island, Techstars, and Startup Weekend.