Inspiring Venture Developer Experience Days in Berlin
Our community is already familiar with the innogy Innovation Hub approach where we are co-creating and developing new business models for innogy’s future business. That’s why we are continuously seeking entrepreneurial people who want to work with us in this ambitious environment to find the best solutions to our challenges. More than forty people attended our ‘Venture Developer Experience Day’ where we took a look at the next generation of business founders who want to build new internal companies with us "from scratch to spin-off" and grow external start-ups within our identified opportunity spaces.
A highly active one-day session
In early March, the ‘Talent & People Cell’ from the innogy Innovation Hub started the ‘Hiring sprint’ with a call for new business founders. Now we are ready for the next phase: the ‘Venture Developer Experience Day’. After an introduction about the Innovation Hub, its successes and what makes it unique, the forty candidates explored their capabilities for pitching, presenting and discussing business ideas. As well as becoming familiar with the Innovation Hub approach, this also gave them the opportunity to meet people working in the areas of ‘Smart & Connected’, ‘Machine Economy’, ‘Urban Solutions’, ‘Disruptive Digital’ and ‘Big Data’, as well as members of our leadership team.
The main theme of the day was to understand the key requirements for successful business founding. Without a clear and compelling value proposition, a strong customer focus and a sustainable growth story, no manager, partner or investor will give you a ‘Go’ or the money to build your business. After eight intensive hours the candidates gained a real experience of what it’s like to be a Venture Developer in the innogy Innovation Hub, as well as valuable insights in how to evaluate and scale a new business.