This is a session at Innov8rs Connect – Business Design & Venture Building, 12-13 May 2020

Innovating and Incubating in Large Organizations

Company Building is the newest hot shit in town. After corporate innovation labs, accelerators and incubators the company builders are here. But as every holy grail before, they‘re doomed to fail.
In his talk Manfred will deliver …
– …a straightforward definition on when company building is a good strategic option
– …good reasons why it needs to be done outside of the corporate environment
– …the simple derivation why partnership is key
– …the understanding why simple adoption of the startup and venture capital paradigms won‘t work
– …his insights on best practices and absolute don’ts when running a company builder

Manfred Tropper

CEO at Mantro

Manfred is a 35-year old serial entrepreneur by heart. Right after starting is 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 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.