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Corporate venturing & Enterpreneurship Summit 2020

Corporate Venturing & Enterpreneurship Summit 2020Academics X Practitioners

The second Corporate Venturing & Entrepreneurship Summit - Academics Meet Practitioners, is an online summit which brings together the latest insights on corporate venturing & entrepreneurship, both from a practitioner as well as from an academic perspective.

29 September 2020
room Online event

The 2020 summit will be an interactive online event

After a successful first summit on June 27th, 2019, Corporate Venturing Network, University of Tilburg and Erasmus University decided to organize this summit yearly.

This year, the second CVES summit will be held online on September 29th due to COVID-19. We will make use of an immersive virtual space that empowers people to communicate, connect, and collaborate with each other just like they would in real life, providing you a unique opportunity to network with corporate venturing professionals, researchers and VC’s

For practitioners, the added value is to be inspired by good practices from peers and the latest academic insights. For academics, this conference is particularly interesting as it will help to increase awareness of contemporary issues in corporate venturing practice.

Thank you!

Josemaria Siota

Josemaria Siota

Executive Director at IESE Business School

Josemaria Siota is the Executive Director of IESE Business School's Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center, and has been designated Expert on Corporate Venturing at the European Commission and the World Economic Forum. He leads cutting-edge research on open innovation, corporate venturing and technology transfer, working around the world with successful Chief Innovation Officers and top-tier academics, to create a positive impact in society.
Considered "one of the world's most influential speakers on corporate venturing" by the newspaper South China Morning Post, he has published books and studies on these topics for Harvard Business Review, MIT Technology Review, PwC, Oliver Wyman, the European Commission, McGraw-Hill, Springer, Forbes, and more. He spoke at conferences in Harvard Business School, London Business School, Mobile World Congress, Web Summit, Global Corporate Venturing Symposium, to name a few. Previously, he worked at Deloitte.

Title of the talk: The 7 Myths of Corporate Venturing​

Since 2013 the number of corporate investments in startups has nearly tripled from 980 in 2013 to 2,795 in 2018, and their value has risen from $19 to $180 billion. Yet the success rate of initiatives such as corporate investments, venture builders and corporates accelerators is low. Research we conducted with 350+ chief innovation officers shows that around three quarters of these initiatives fail. Discover the lessons learnt by the one quarter that succeed.

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Peter Struik

Peter Struik

Executive Directeur FUJIFILM Europe / President FUJIFILM Manufacturing Europe

Mr Peter Struik has more than 30 years experience in Fujifilm.

In his current role, Mr Peter Struik is responsible for the management of all European Corporate functions and transforming the European organisation. Next to this, he is responsible for (optimising) the European supply chain and was responsible for the largest Fujifilm production plant in Europe in the Netherlands after having different functions in R&D, Procurement and Production Engineering.

He has a Master degree in Aerospace Engineering from University of Technology in Delft.

External activities:
- Member of the Supervisory Board of Stichting Avans.
- Member of the Board of Ronald McDonald Huis Middenwest-Brabant.

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Anu Wadhwa

Anu Wadhwa

Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship Imperial College London

Anu Wadhwa is a Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship in the department of Management and Entrepreneurship at Imperial College London. Anu’s research examines patterns and processes of entrepreneurship in established firms, the impact of corporate entrepreneurship on organizational innovation, how entrepreneurial actors make decisions under extreme uncertainty and how pre-entry experience and knowledge impact post-entry innovation choices and outcomes. Her research has been published in leading international journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Management, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Product Innovation Management and Industrial and Corporate Change. Her work has also appeared in the Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, and the AoM Best Paper Proceedings.

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Deepa Gautam-Nigge

Deepa Gautam-Nigge

Global Lead SAP Next-Gen Ecosystem

Deepa acts as a “mediator between the different worlds of innovation” to ensure that next-generation talents work together with established companies and the right start-ups on the solutions of tomorrow. As an expert for platform business models she is also active as an advisor for start-ups, but also for companies such as Earlybird VC and Schmitz Cargobull AG – and thus as recently written in the German Business Daily “Handelsblatt”, a role model for the new generation of innovation managers

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Markku Maula

Markku Maula

Professor of Venture Capital Aalto University Finland

Markku Maula is Professor of Venture Capital, Head of the Institute of Strategy and Venturing, and Deputy Head (Research) of the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Aalto University, Finland. His research interests include venture capital, corporate venturing, mergers and acquisitions, and, more generally, the intersections of strategy, entrepreneurship, international business, innovation, and corporate finance. His research has been published in refereed journals including Academy of Management Journal, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Business Venturing, MIS Quarterly, Organization Science, Research Policy, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, and Strategic Management Journal. He serves as Editor of Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice. He was the Founding Director of Aalto Ventures Program, has served in many scientific committees and organizations, and acted as an advisor to many firms and government agencies in issues related to his areas of expertise.

Title of the talk: Paradoxes in corporate venture capital

Corporate venture capital is an important phenomenon, but rife with tensions. We examine the progress during the past four decades in understanding these tensions and paradoxes and discuss their practical implications and avenues for future research.

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Vareka van de Vrande

Vareka van de Vrande

Professor of Collaborative Innovation and Business Venturing – RSM

Vareska van de Vrande is Professor of Collaborative Innovation and Business Venturing at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM)

Vareska joined RSM in 2007 after completing a PhD in Industrial Engineering and Management Science at the Eindhoven University of Technology. Her expertise focuses on the areas of corporate venturing and collaborative innovation, including external technology sourcing, corporate venture capital investments, strategic alliances, and corporate-startup collaboration. Other research interests include (corporate) entrepreneurship, patents, and venture capital. She has published articles in leading academic journals, including the Strategic Management Journal, Research Policy, the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, the Journal of Product Innovation Management, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, and the Journal of Business Venturing. At RSM, Vareska teaches courses and modules in Strategic Management and Corporate Venturing at the graduate and post-experience level.

In addition, Vareska is also the director of the Part-time PhD Programme in Management at RSM, a visiting professor at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland, and a certified LEGO SERIOUS PLAY facilitator

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Geert Duysters

Geert Duysters

Professor of entrepreneurship and innovation. Dean of Tilburg University

Geert Duysters is professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Tilburg University. He currently acts as Dean of the Tilburg School of Economics and Management (TISEM). He has worked with many multinationals, NGOs and governmental organizations all over the world on topics like Strategic Alliances, Corporate Entrepreneurship and Blockchain. As an entrepreneur he established 3 Internet companies.

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Corina Kuiper

Corina Kuiper

Managing Director Corporate Venturing Network / CEO Innovation Family

Corina is the Managing Director of Corporate Venturing Network and auteur of the book “Corporate Venturing, managing the innovation family”. Over the past 25 years, Corina has held a spectrum of strategic management, business development and financial management positions. She has worked in different functional areas, in start-up environments as well as in established business settings. Her company the Innovation Family supports several large corporations on Corporate Venturing and New Business Creation. She regularly lectures as a guest speaker across several international universities and business schools and speaks at international conferences and seminars.

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Robert Günther

Robert Günther

Head of Corporate Venturing at Henkel

Robert is heading the venture capital activities of Henkel where he is responsible for all finance and investment related topics. His investment track record includes >20 early stage investments. His technology focus is on Marketplaces B2B, B2C & D2C, AI, SaaS and his industry focus on Consumer Goods and Material Science. He has structured Henkel’s venturing activities with a commitment of 150 M€ and is part of the founding team of Henkel Ventures.

He is a board member on several startups and has more than 15 years of experience in the financing and investment space. He has a demonstrated history of working in investment banking and different M&A positions and established himself through various roles in the venture capital and startup community. He is a strong believer in founder centricity and capital intelligence and a passionate angel investor & mentor.

He holds a Ph.D. in management from University of St. Gallen in finance and accounting. He graduated from HHL - Leipzig Graduate School of Management in business administration and management.

Title of his presentation: Corporate Venture Capital Investments at Henkel: A Finance Perspective

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Johannes Grabowski

Johannes Grabowski

Open Innovation Manager at Bosch Venture Capital

Johannes Grabowski is working since 2005 for the Bosch group and since 2013 is focusing on innovation, e.g. in building up spin-offs in the silicon valley. He built up an accelerator that won several innovation awards and taught business model development at the University of Reutlingen. In 2018, he transitioned to Robert Bosch Venture Capital where he started to build up a global startup partnering program for the Bosch Group

Title of the talk: From Venture Capital to Venture Client - how corporates profit from venture captial 

Focus: Overview of various formats of engagements between corporates and venture capital / venture capital backed startups. Implementation of a global venture client model within the Bosch group

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