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Time to connect.

During this fourth event in the Innov8rs Connect 2021/2022 series, we’ll focus on principles and practices for turning validated concepts into sizeable businesses.

Here’s a summary of the many themes and questions we’ll be addressing in the live sessions, and through the selected content items.

What are different approaches to corporate business building, and how to assess which one would fit best?

How to set up corporate ventures for scale from the start? What are the main causes for promising ideas to fail, even if they have been validated, and how to address those causes?

What about the people side? Who’s best fit to lead and be part of corporate ventures, and how to attract and retain them?

How do we measure success? How do we engage leadership and manage expectations?

If you are working on and interested in themes and questions like this, join other cross-industry innovation leaders and professionals for 20+ in-depth conversations and interactive sessions.


Bring your team. Boost your impact.

You can focus on one key topic and get to the bottom of it. Or, you can divide and conquer to catch the best and latest on all key themes and trends.

With our team packages you get a great deal on tickets- but even greater outcomes.

With so many issues to tackle and so much change happening so fast, you will benefit from your team joining too.


Not your typical event: you'll learn and do stuff.

Forget pointless powerpoints. You’ll roll up your sleeves, and work with peers and experts in interactive small group sessions. And no theoretic blabla: you'll focus on whatever is most important to you.

Whatever your challenges are, and regardless of industry and innovation maturity, you'll leave with new, practical insights and an upgraded toolbox, to implement right away.

Live Sessions

In the main week of the event, you can choose to join a diverse range of 20+ interactive small group sessions and peer circles as they happen. You can also host your own sessions to ask for feedback or share your approach.


For four weeks per event, starting one week prior to the main week and ending two weeks after, you'll have access to a selection of topical past session recordings and other resources plus of course once the event is over, session recordings from the event itself.


You can easily tap into the expertise and experiences of peers and experts, available to share their knowledge and provide guidance. Ask a question, share your experience and discuss topics- all available 24/7, so you can engage whenever you want.

You’re busy, of course. You let us know what your questions and challenges are, and based on that you'll get a personalized schedule highlighting sessions and content most relevant for you (so you can invest your time wisely).


Live Sessions

In the event's main week you can join 20+ interactive small group sessions. Talks, workshops and roundtables- all covering what you need to know and do now to further improve your innovation outcomes.

Check sessions currently confirmed below, or open a 1-page agenda here. You'll get further details and instructions to RSVP after registration.

2 November, 22:00 SGT/15:00 CET/10am EDT/7am PDT

Community Club

Community Club
2 November, 16:00 CET/11am EDT/8am PDT

Setting Your Corporate Venture Up For Successful Scaling

Sigrid Hellberg | Partner & Venture Lead at desifer
2 November, 17:00 CET/12pm EDT/9am PDT

Navigating the Obstacle Course of Scaling Innovation Successfully

Marika Reis | Chief Innovation Officer at Maersk Drilling
2 November, 18:00 CET/1pm EDT/10am PDT

Building Multiple Corporate Ventures That Scale – Luck, Discipline or Fantasy?

Deborah Barta | Senior Vice President, Provenance & Strategy at Mastercard
3 November, 16:00 SGT/09:00 CET

Business Design vs Venture Building For Large Corporates

William De Vos | Managing Director APAC at Board of Innovation
3 November, 17:00 SGT/10:00 CET

Building Sustainability Ventures

Sebastian Müller | COO & Co-Founder at MING Labs
3 November, 18:00 SGT/11:00 CET

Corporate Venture Building – The Promise, Potential and Pitfalls

Sanjay Saini, Alberto Munoz Cuevas & Michelle Tan | Co-founder at Stemly | Business Incubation Leader at Schneider Electric | Vice President at EDB New Ventures
3 November, 19:00 SGT/12:00 CET/7am EDT

Intrapreneurship And New Digital Business Models

Martin Daffner, Dorothy Pun & JP Stevenson | SVP of Strategy & Business Practices at Fung Group | Vice President Digital Commerce at Cobalt Fashion and Founder at Knitup | Chief Commercial Officer at Knitup
3 November, 20:00 SGT/13:00 CET/8am EDT

Considerations in Corporate Venture Building: Human Centricity and the ING Perspective

Antonio DeLorenzo | Head of ING Labs Asia at ING
3 November, 22:00 SGT/15:00 CET/10am EDT/7am PDT

Business Model Innovation Scaling Is Hard: Four Pillars To Increase Your Scaling Success

Misha de Sterke | Senior Partner Venture Building at Innoleaps & Author of the 10x Growth Machine
3 November, 16:00 CET/11am EDT/8am PDT

Venture Building - Hype or Finally the Key to Unlocking Growth

Christian Lindener | Head of Airbus Scale at Airbus Group
3 November, 17:00 CET/12pm EDT/9am PDT

Scaling Corporate Startups: Getting The Collaboration With Core Right

Frank Mattes & Sören Lauinger | Founder & CEO at Innovation-3 and Author of Lean Scaleup | Vice President Cooperations, Innovations, Partnerships at B. Braun Supply Solutions, Aesculap AG
3 November, 18:00 CET/1pm EDT/10am PDT

From Scratch to Scale: The Ideal Setup for a Successful Corporate Venture Journey

Thomas Van Halewyck | Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Bundl
3 November, 19:00 CET/2pm EDT/11am PDT

Community Club

Community Club
4 November, 21:00 SGT/14:00 CET/9am EDT

Why You Should Dare to Invest in Competitors to Your Most Promising Products

Anne Cathrine Fleischer | CEO at LEO Innovation Lab & LEO Ventures
4 November, 22:00 SGT/15:00 CET/10am EDT/7am PDT

Business-building Excellence At Work: A Roundtable With Two Serial Business-builders

Frank Mattes, Younes Souilmi & Christopher McLachlan | Founder & CEO at Innovation-3 and Author of Lean Scaleup | Head of portfolio Amadeus Nexwave at Amadeus | Head of Company Builder at EnBW
4 November, 16:00 CET/11am EDT/8am PDT

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

Ralph-Christian Ohr, Manfred Tropper & Christian Lindener | Founder & Managing Partner at Dual Innovation | CEO & Founder at mantro | Head of Airbus Scale at Airbus Group
4 November, 17:00 CET/12pm EDT/9am PDT

“Throwaway" MVP - Product That Saves You From Pre-mature Scaling

Narjeet Soni | CEO & Innovation Strategist at Lean Apps
4 November, 18:00 CET/1pm EDT/10am PDT

The Problem With Lean Start-Up... And Solution To It's Fatal Flaw

Milan Samani, Tom Manuel, Rob Smith & Nick Miller | Partner at TIL Ventures | Founder of Calmly Resolve | Venture Creator and Head of Behavioural Finance at Barclays | Fin-tech partnerships lead at Barclays Group Innovation
4 November, 19:00 CET/2pm EDT/11am PDT

Community Club

Community Club


As you may guess, we've talked about these topics before at our events and amongst our members. With your event pass comes access to a selection of past session recordings and our resources from our content library, so that you can go even broader and deeper, beyond what's being discussed in the live sessions.

Here's a glimpse of the content that comes with your event pass.


You'll be in great company.

Other participants are in roles like
• Chief Innovation Officer / VP of Innovation
• Head of Innovation, Innovation Program Director, Innovation Lab/ Centre Director
• Venture Lead/Innovation Team Lead
• Individual Intrapreneur, Innovation Team Member/Contributor
• Leader/professional in general business role other functions like Strategy, IT/Transformation, R&D/Product, Marketing, HR/Change

Connect and collaborate with more than


other corporate innovators

Working at organizations like

Trusted by brands. Loved by peers.

"This is my tribe of lifelong learners and do-ers.  Innov8rs is unlike any conference. It’s the only place were corporate innovators and intrapreneurs get vulnerable and real about the challenges facing disruptors today and work together on creating breakthrough opportunities."

"I am blown away with learnings, reflections and new insights. Such an amazing crowd with a true sharing mentality. I have gathered so many cases for best practice on how to run innovation, how to measure it, how to fuel intrapreneurship etc. Further, most people I have met are really down to earth, pragmatic and no-bulshit kind of people that are creating real impact in the companies they work for."

"I'm amazed by the format, how open, honest and authentic it was. What a great event! You rarely ever get that with these types of events - well done!"

"This was a refreshing reminder that we're not alone. Sometimes working at the front-end of innovation can be a lonely place, especially in a large 100-year-old company. Connecting with so many other innovation professionals acted as a shot of adrenaline reigniting my drive to transform our organization."


Time to connect.

Join Innov8rs Connect to understand what’s working in other companies, benchmark your approach and performance, and explore new approaches and develop new skills.

This event is one of eight events as part of our Innov8rs Connect 2021/2022 series.

Here's the full schedule:

  • Strategy, Leadership & Organization | 21-23 September 2021
  • Governance, Portfolio & Program Management | 28-30 September 202
  • Foresight & Business Design | 26-28 October 2021
  • Venture Building & Scaling | 2-4 November 2021
  • Careers & Personal Development | 12-14 January 2022
  • Startup Collaboration & Ecosystem Engagement | 15-17 February 2022
  • Culture, Talent & Teams | 15-17 March 2022
  • Climate & SDGs | 12-14 April 2022

You'll find the latest info and agendas per event always via innov8rs.co/connect

What's included?

Every "Seat" allows for one individual to participate in one event, and includes:

20+ interactive live sessions you can join (talks, workshops, Ask Me Anything's, topical discussions, networking and more)
• A personalized agenda based on YOUR goals and needs, and concierge support to help you make most out of the program
• Option to join a Peer Circle with 3 others working on similar issues, for accountability and support with implementation
• Option to host a Challenge Call to get feedback on your key challenge
Access to selected content from our library plus all session recordings and additional resources for four weeks in total
Ask questions, share experiences and discuss any topic with other participants via our community platform

Individual Pass
1 event


for 1 seat for 1 event


Individual Pass
3 events


for 1 seat for 3 events


Team Pass
5 seats


for 5 seats, to be used for your event(s) of choice


Team Pass
10 Seats


for 10 seats, to be used for your event(s) of choice


Team Pass
20 Seats


for 20 seats, to be used for your event(s) of choice


Team Pass
30 Seats


for 30 seats, to be used for your event(s) of choice


The options and prices above are for corporate leaders and professionals only.

If you are a consultant/coach, software firm or otherwise service provider to corporate innovators, you need an Innov8rs Connect Expert Pass to join. Prices for these are higher than the prices listed below.

Apply via this link, and if accepted you'll get further information via email.

Are you a member of Innov8rs Community already?

For members with a Community Pass, an Individual Pass for every Innov8rs Connect event is included in your membership. With a Content Pass, you get 30% off an Individual or Team Pass. Email Kate to get your personal discount code and further instructions


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Just open a chat via the blue button bottom right. Or send an email to Hans Balmaekers via hans@innov8rs.co