Scaling-Up is ‘Death Valley’ for many innovation concepts.

Ultimately, innovation is about creating business impact. To create it, companies need to have great ideas which build on meaningful insights, then validate these ideas, and then scale: industrialize the product or service, make the market and grow the organization.

Almost any company has enough innovation ideas. A majority understands the value of validation and how it should be conducted. But only a few are excellent in Scaling-Up.

So, how to get it right?

Frank Mattes and Dr. Ralph-Christian Ohr worked with leading companies to identify  and co-create best practices on scaling up, as now published in the book Scaling Up Corporate Startups.

Join the Scaling Up Masterclass this fall to become excellent at scaling up.

The Scaling-Up methodology and model has been co-created with leading firms like

Your Coach

Frank Mattes

Without excellence in Open or Digital, non-incremental innovation will not work. Without excellence in Scaling-Up, all ideation and Validation is just a costly hobby.

After studying Applied Mathematics in Germany and in the USA, Frank collected more than 15 years of experience in managing projects and innovation. He worked for specialized medium-sized national consulting companies as well as for The Boston Consulting Group. Additionally he was working at C-level for a greenfield startup, an IT firm and a Professional Services firm.

Frank is also contributing editor at InnovationManagement, the leading online magazine for innovation management practitioners. He wrote several books, numerous articles and is a frequent speaker at highly prestigious conferences.


A compact 2-day Masterclass to provide you with an edge in how to scale up corporate startups

The masterclass presents the Best Practice framework for Scaling-Up of corporate startups. It provides clear and actionable guidance on how to improve the business impact of your company‘s non-incremental innovation

This Masterclass does not show what you could do. You learn what you should do and when.

Day 1: 23 October 2019

  • Understand the Scaling-Up problem
  • ‘Areas of Tension’ between mothership and speedboat
  • Venture diagnostic
  • The framework for excellence
  • Best Practice in Validation
  • Exercise / Peer Coaching
  • The Scaling-Up process
  • Evening event / Networking

Day 2: 24 October 2019

  • Pathways to Scaling-Up
  • Collaboration between mothership and speedboat
  • Designing touch points
  • Exercise: The Collaboration agreement
  • Helpful strategies, tactics and tools
  • Making the case for change

Plus: 2 hours of post-workshop remote coaching

Particpation fee: €2.800 for one seat or €4.500 for two seats

The workshop will be held in Frankfurt, Germany. More details follow after registration.

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What Others Say

Overall good process. Biggest value: Getting an overview how others handle start-ups, young companies and the respective setup & process.

Thanks to all of you for your valuable inputs, continuous motivation and the exceptional spirit and trust that have emerged among this group.

Great people, great insights and superb knowledge exchange, tackling real life problems. Thanks to all of you. We are looking forward to the next round.

Thank you, innovation-3, for orchestrating our group. The content discussed and produced is highly valuable. We should continue the work.


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