The Corporate Startup: How established companies can develop successful innovation ecosystems

The Corporate Startup: How established companies can develop successful innovation ecosystems


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ISBN-13: 9789462763074
Publisher: Management Impact Publishing
Publication date: 03/01/2019
Pages: 300
Sales rank: 455,727
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Dr Tendayi Viki is an author, speaker and advisor on the topic of corporate innovation. He helps companies of all sizes develop internal ecosystems so they can innovate for future while running their core business. He holds a PhD in Psychology and an MBA. He has worked with several companies including ABN AMRO, Airbus, Air France-KLM, American Express, The British Museum, Lufthansa-Airplus, Pearson, Salesfo rce, Standard Bank, Unilever and The World Bank. Dr Viki co-designed and helped implement Pearson’s Product Lifecycle, which is an innovation framework that won Best Innovation Program 2015 at the Corporate Entrepreneur Awards in New York. He was nominated for the Thinkers50 2017 Innovation Award and listed on the Thinker50 2018 Radar List of emerging management thinkers to watch. He is also a Contributor at Forbes Magazine.Dan comes from an entrepreneurial background. He has been involved with Hi-Tech and internet start-ups across the world and is an entrepreneurship community leader in Europe. In recent years, he started focusing more on enterprise innovation management, specifically on the changes large organizations need to make to allow for disruptive new ventures to be built in a corporate setting. He has worked with companies like Deutsche Telekom, Bosch, Jaguar Land Rover and Allianz. A big proponent of the ecosystem approach to innovation, Dan has also worked with various government bodies in Asia and Europe, helping developing national innovation ecosystems and implement national innovation strategies. The work experience gathered from the public and private sector has been translated into various experiential courses that Dan has delivered for universities worldwide.Esther is co-founder and investor of, helping startups from ideas phase to a working business model. She has developed the entrepreneurship course for the Communication Multimedia and Design program at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. She is also an international speaker who organized the fi rst StartupBus Europe tour in 2011 and has acted as lead mentor at Rockstart Accelerator for the past six years. As a visual spatial thinker she was part of bringing the lean startup movement to the Netherlands. Esther has mentored over a hundred startups so far and still acts as advisor for many of them. Connecting corporates to the startup ecosystem is important to NEXT, so Esther is also frequently involved in corporate innovation.

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