4 November, 16:00 CET/11am EDT/8am PDT

This session is part of Innov8rs Connect on Venture Building & Scaling (2-4 November 2021).

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Spin-Out/Spin-In: Building Corporate Businesses Beyond the Core

Enlightening Exchange with

Ralph-Christian Ohr, Manfred Tropper & Christian Lindener

Founder & Managing Partner at Dual Innovation | CEO & Founder at mantro | Head of Airbus Scale at Airbus Group
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About the session

Accelerated by the recent pandemic, building new businesses that reach beyond a corporate‘s core scope has become a priority in corporate innovation. While some companies pursue those initiatives internally, others argue it would be largely impossible to build businesses inside their corporate settings and choose to spin them out.

Rather than thinking ‚black-and-white‘, we suggest considering a more differentiated ‚Spin-Out/Spin-In‘ approach. Taking three perspectives - consultant, venture builder and corporate manager - we discuss the following questions:
- Why and when to pick a ‚Spin-Out/Spin-In‘ approach?
- How can it be effectively implemented?
- What are specific corporate requirements and challenges?

About the speaker

Dr. Ralph Christian Ohr is a corporate innovation expert, looking at modern approaches for future-proof companies. Specialized in Dual Innovation and Scaling-Up, he is passionate about helping companies overcome 'Innovation Theater' by generating impact from innovation activities. Ralph is co-author of the book „Scaling-Up Corporate Startups“, awarded blogger as well as top voice on LinkedIn and Twitter. Prior to his consulting work, he held various positions in Corporate Innovation, Corporate Development and Product Management at Corporates and SMEs across different industries.

Manfred is a serial entrepreneur by heart. Right after starting his studies of business economics and computer science he founded mantro, which developed from a software consultancy into a unique and financially independent long-term digital company builder and joint venture partner for established organizations.

In his role as CEO he introduces new ventures to mantro‘s portfolio and acts as contact for mantro‘s well-known partners. A core element of mantro‘s approach to create new ventures is that mantro matches the early stage investment of its partners and therefore creates a true eye to eye relationship with shared risk and aligned motivation. Together with his team at mantro he is currently running 14 successful ventures together with both corporates and SMEs. The proven mantro innovation approach and their unique track record has made mantro a regular visitor to German top-media outlets like Handelsblatt or Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Next to his role at mantro the father of three kids mentors various startups and corporate innovation programs whilst investing as business angel together with his two co-founders at mantro.

Christian (“Chris”) Lindener is the Head of Airbus Scale, Airbus’ startup accelerator and corporate venturing arm. In this capacity, Chris leads the company’s business-building and venturing activities and drives innovation partnering across technology hotspots worldwide.

Prior to joining Airbus in November 2019, Chris worked as Managing Director for Wayra Germany, a technology innovation corporate venture capital (CVC) based in Munich focused on startup scaling and pre-scale investing. In this role, he oversaw the strategic direction of the organisation and managed the selection of startups and young technology corporations to be integrated into the Telefonicà investment portfolio. As a serial entrepreneur, Chris has co-founded several companies, one of which (a virtual reality startup) was sold to booking.com in 2014. Most recently, he co-founded D3 Technologies AG, an open digital operations platform for the urban air mobility market

Born in Brazil and raised in Mexico, Chris studied international business administration and economics at the Leopold-Franzens-University in Innsbruck, the University of New Orleans in the USA, and the University of Barcelona. Chris lives in Munich with his wife and two children and in his free time enjoys surfing the European swells.

4 November, 16:00 CET/11am EDT/8am PDT

Spin-Out/Spin-In: Building Corporate Businesses Beyond the Core

Enlightening Exchange hosted by Ralph-Christian Ohr, Manfred Tropper & Christian Lindener, Founder & Managing Partner at Dual Innovation | CEO & Founder at mantro | Head of Airbus Scale at Airbus Group

This session is part of Innov8rs Connect on Venture Building & Scaling (2-4 November 2021).

Click here to check the latest agenda for this event.

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