[PROGRAM BLOCK] Venture Building 

NEW strategy in the innovation playbook is coming to PODIM 2022 and its name is corporate venture building.

Venture building is already deservingly gaining a foothold as an increasingly popular approach that established companies outside the startup scene like banks, insurance businesses, manufacturing firms and many others take on as a new way for their corporation operations to thrive.

Corporations have existing assets and resources while startups have the agility, entrepreneur’s fire, fresh ideas and the newest technology. Put these two into a mix and you got yourself a business powerhouse creating radical growth.

Despite having great proven effects on business, many companies are still very much unfamiliar with corporate venture building or – simply put – too afraid of the unknown to try it out. Of course, there are cons of it together with many challenges like getting right the setup of a new venture next to the established company, but most entrepreneurs will tell you the pros are so much more worth it! 

Hard to imagine this? Let our next speakers of the program block Venture Building convince you otherwise and teach you what can be done to overcome this challenge as well as why corporations turn to venture building to drive their innovation efforts and disrupt the market. Are you ready for this challenge?


Martin Schöppl

is an innovation manager at Ottobock, a med-tech company. He used to work for Genera Printer GmbH as a managing director. 

Aleksandra Petkov-Georgieva

is a corporate innovator devoted to human-centred business model innovation at Raiffeisen Bank International AG.

Moritz Hertlein

is an IT/digitalization consultant at the Digital Innovation Hub of Miba Group, which produces functionally critical components along the entire energy value chain.

Patrick Enzinger

is the co-founder & CEO of Smart Inspection, a spin-off company of Austria’s largest energy provider, Wien Energie. Smart Inspection is partnered up with Boston Dynamics.

Max Ditzel

is the CEO and managing partner at WhatAVenture, a leading corporate venture builder in the German-speaking region. He is guiding a team of 30+ hands-on entrepreneurs, business developers, growth wizards, and passionate innovators across 3 countries.

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