The fast-changing business environment and the rapid increase of startup companies all contribute to continuous change in the competitive landscape. Corporate venturing, which are all entrepreneurial activities aimed at setting up new businesses by large corporate organisations, has become crucial for companies for their long-term survival. Nevertheless, the creation of new business in the context of established organisations is not easy and creates tension and therefore can represent a significant challenge for companies.
The summit will bring together the latest academic insights in corporate venturing as well as best practices and lessons learned from leading European companies. The programme offers a mix of key note speakers, a panel discussions and tandem sessions in which a topic will be discussed from a theoretical/academic point of view as well as from a practical standpoint. It is a unique opportunity to network with corporate venturing professionals, researchers and VC’s.
The target audience for this summit are corporate innovation and venturing professionals and people involved in creating new business within their company as well as academics, conducting research on corporate venturing and entrepreneurship. For practitioners, the added value is to be inspired by good practices from peers and latest academic insights. For academics, this conference is particularly interesting as it will help them to increase their awareness of contemporary issues in corporate venturing practice, thereby increasing the impact of their work.