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Corporate Innovation and Corporate Venture Capital 2017 – Lessons from the Startup Nation 11-May-2017 @ WHU Dusseldorf

Israel has been branded as the “Startup Nation.” Though a small country, it has one of the world’s most vibrant and innovative tech sectors and boasts more startups per capita than any other country in the world. An increasing number of German corporates have ventured into Israel to buy a window into this powerful talent pool and tech cluster. This would be the focus of the upcoming Corporate Innovation and Corporate Venture Capital 2017 event, to be held on 11-May-2017 in Dusseldorf, Germany, as part of the Dusseldorf Start-Up Week. 

The Corporate Innovation and Venturing team at the WHU – Otto Belsheim School of Management (Vallendar / Dusseldorf, Germany) has invited a number of internationally renowned speakers, including high-ranking Israeli diplomats, corporate executives and investors, successful entrepreneurs and renowned academics, who will provide their insights on the corporate innovation and corporate venture capital scene in Israel and will share their lessons learnt for cross-border investment opportunities and how best to build bridges between Tel Aviv and other European tech hubs. Prof. Eli Talmor, Chairman of the Coller Institute of Venture, is featured among the speakers, together with high-profile researchers and leaders of corporate venturing. 

In the second part of the event, the participants will hear from successful serial acquirers on how they overcome the challenges of acquiring and integrating startups to boost corporate innovation. Corporates and startups will share their experiences with equity and non-equity partnerships and we will take a closer look at best practices how to set up CVC arms and incentivize the corporate investment managers.

Find more details about the event and how to attend here.

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