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As VentureLab participant you are part of a dynamic network of entrepreneurs. Contacts will be established for potential partners, knowledge resources, customers and financiers. You get a personal practice coach and there are expert coaches available.
Through practical workshops you will be trained with fellow participants and get new insights. VentureLab’s support is tailored to the individual needs of the entrepreneur.
Together with regional entrepreneurs, VentureLab has developed a proposition for (medium) sized businesses. More and more companies are worried or should be concerned about the impact of technology on business models.
VentureLab East provides medium and large businesses with a service to develop a future-proof vision.
In a stepwise approach, a motivated external team is working on a proposition for an additional utilization of the existing distribution network to strengthen the coordinating role in the value chain.
Proposition for (medium) large companies
More and more companies are worried or have to worry about the impact of technology on their business models. For example: internet, workflow and supply chain are rapidly affecting their playing fields. Whereas technology used to be supportive, it increasingly is a leading factor. Sitting idle is not an option, competition will surely emerge from unexpected sources. It is a smart strategy to develop this competitor yourself. We are dealing with disruptive technology, and there are many appealing examples.
VentureLab East provides medium and large businesses with a service to develop a future-proof vision. Apart from developing the vision is VentureLab also capable of converting this vision into new business models and even entirely new operational business units. To reach this goal, VentureLab first of all disposes of a great toolbox to develop a new vision, and additionally has a vast network of entrepreneurs who want to play a role in the realization of the developed vision. The new vision is being developed in collaboration with these “young” entrepreneurs who like to play a role themselves. This service will be offered in steps via Promising Idea / Innovation Circles (PICs).
Step 1 is a short “proof of concept” in which the (medium) large business will be presented a clear visibility into promising opportunities. In the 2nd step, the business model is worked out “how to strengthen its position as a director in the value chain”. The 3rd step is the realization of the concept.
The core of the new proposition is that VentureLab applies various custom-tailored instruments to allow a company to reinvent itself again. Then there are many young entrepreneurs (but also experienced entrepreneurs) prepared to bring these new business models into practice, be it at their own account and risk, or for third parties. VentureLab requires (medium) sized business tto have distribution availability. Establishing a self-build distribution network is expensive and risky for a start-up. The (medium) large company gets a share in the result. The “young” entrepreneur is addressed on his pioneer qualities and can, once a start up gets on solid grounds, be rewarded in a huge way.
Participation in VentureLab East
There are two options for participation: The regular participation package (€ 1,000 plus VAT) includes the following components:
- 8 coaching sessions over a period of about 4 months. If necessary, some expert coaching sessions
- Access to five workshops. Each workshop allows up to three persons per company
- Any additional workshops where appropriate and available in other Venturelab programs.
- 1 year free participation in the “Golden Egg Check”
- Business panel sessions in which the participant receives feedback on the business proposition by practitioners
- Hands-on support, introductions and advice by VentureLab staff
Contact: Joost Brinkman