Corporate Startup Programs

Building startups & digital products inside big enterprises

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24-25 Sep 2019

Haris Hotel Tebet - Jakarta

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Why Creating Corporate Startups

Big enterprises will need to adapt to the fast changes in technology, consumer behavior and a competitive environment.  To survive and thrive as a successful enterprise in the 21st century we have to innovate – or we will be left behind.

Creating an innovative startup ‘engine’ is today crucial for your overall success.

In the last five years, we have seen (technology) startups disrupting and changing entire industries forever.

Gojek and Traveloka changed the way we travel. Tokopedia changed the way we buy. Various fintechs are changing our relationships with money. What are those companies doing right? How are they encouraging participation within their teams? How do they foster growth and new ideas? What do they do to become innovative?

“A modern company is one in which every employee has the opportunity to be an entrepreneur. It respects its employees and their ideas at a fundamental level.

A modern company is disciplined at the rigorous execution of its core business (without discipline, no innovation is possible), but it also employs a complementary set of entrepreneurial management tools for dealing with situations of extreme uncertainty. It’s founded on sustained impact via continuous innovation, and focused on long term results.

It’s made up of cross-functional teams that work together to serve customers through highly iterative and scientific processes. it operates rapid experiments.

It’s composed of leaders and the entrepreneurs they empower.”

 Eric Ries (the startup way)

How can Ekipa Help

At Ekipa, we have worked with many organisations to make the transition from a traditional company to a thorough innovative enterprise with an agile mindset.

We understand that enterprises need to follow a transformation process to transform their organisation into innovative engines without putting the company’s core business in jeopardy.

Our program is based on the 5 principles of ‘the startup way’ (Eric Ries):

  1. Continuous Innovation: not looking for that 1 breakthrough, but continuous creativity on all levels
  2. Startup as Atomic Unit of Work: in order to create cycles of continuous innovation and unlock new sources of growth, companies need to have teams that can experiment to find them. These teams are internal startups and they require a distinct organizational structure to support them
  3. The Missing Function: entrepreneurship to support the startups
  4. The Second Founding: reinventing the organization
  5. Continuous Transformation: rewrite the organizations DNA, continuously, not 1 time.

This doesn’t mean every single team has to be reorganized around these principles or that every employee magically becomes an entrepreneur. but the goal is TO MAKE IT POSSIBLE. Managers need to become literate with the tools of entrepreneurial management. It’s about emergence: enabling people to emerge as entrepreneurs.

The ultimate goal is building a portfolio of startups within your enterprise. Every change starts with a first step. To get started on the road to a portfolio, we have a pragmatic, action-oriented program.

In our ‘90 day innovation challenge’, we train and coach 1 team. The outcome is learning how the startup process works and hopefully a product market fit for the idea the team works on. To learn more about the 90 day innovation challenge,

To learn more about the 90-day Innovation Challenge, Download our PDF

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