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Entrepre­­neurship Programm

Our Entrepreneurship Program empowers and supports individuals and teams in organisations to achieve new growth through entrepreneurial innovation.

Content

The program is aimed at employees and managers involved in the development of new business opportunities, whether in emerging innovation units, innovation vehicles or business units.

The content of the program is based on relevant findings from academic research and business as well as our own project and coaching experience. The following focal points and learning objectives are covered:

  • Gaining an empowering understanding of entrepreneurship
  • Understanding and using the business process – converting assumptions into knowledge and knowledge into progress
  • Limiting uncertainty, recognizing opportunities, acting independently
  • Learning to act in an entrepreneurial, value-oriented manner
  • Designing an attractive offering from the user’s perspective (e.g. with Design Thinking)
  • Establishing a profitable and sustainable business model (Business Modelling)
  • Fostering entrepreneurial potential in teams through Entrepreneurial Leadership
  • Entrepreneurially inspiring and convincing, instead of navigating politically through Entrepreneurial Storytelling
  • Growing with the inner challenges of entrepreneurial action

Value for the organisation

Development of in-house competences in agile, innovative methods

Reduction of cultural tension in the discourse ‘core business versus new business’

Expansion of contextual awareness of the own and future business model

More effective implementation of innovation projects through structured process

Development of a multiplier pool for the diffusion of the innovation strategy

Our methodology – the Entrepreneurial Spiral

In our program, we work with the Entrepreneurial Spiral, a self-developed framework that covers the three central tasks for everyone who wants to bring something new into the world:

  • Do market and people want a change in an area relevant to the company? (Opportunity)
  • Can the new product or service fulfil this desire? (Value Offering)
  • And is there a system or business model behind it that can deliver the promise, is attractive for the market, and also profitable for the company? (Venture System)

The Entrepreneurial Spiral helps approach these questions in a structured way, uncover possible blind spots and formulate assumptions that can be converted into knowledge through experiments. These insights enable progress – and thus contribute to successful validation.

The framework is based on these three important questions and integrates all knowledge and methods from the start-up world – Design Thinking, Lean-Start-Up, Effectuation – just to name a few.

Program modules

The Entrepreneurship Program consists of three modules that address different aspects of the entrepreneurial approach.
Through a combination of conceptual content, group activities, individual reflection and practical tasks between the modules, participants learn ways of thinking and acting that promote entrepreneurial potential and at the same time can directly be transferred to the work context. The focus is on authentic personal development of each individual participant throughout the entire program.

Entrepreneurship, mindset & the entrepreneurial process:
Limiting uncertainty and identifying opportunities

Value offering & the venture system:
Understanding and mastering entrepreneurial value creation

Leadership, self-management & relationship building:
Cultivating authentic and goal-oriented relationships

Entrepreneurship, mindset & the entrepreneurial process:
Limiting uncertainty and identifying opportunities

Value offering & the venture system:
Understanding and mastering entrepreneurial value creation

Leadership, self-management & relationship building:
Cultivating authentic and goal-oriented relationships

About us

We are entrepreneurs, agile practitioners and
developers of human potential

We are part consultancy, part innovation agency, part coaching and training company, part change managers – we hence cover all perspectives to help change reality and make something new possible. Our trainers have lectured at universities, founded their own companies, worked in corporations and helped to build innovation labs. We share our insights from this practical and academic work with enthusiasm and the possibility of integrating it into your unique business context.

Kristin Borlinghaus
Managing Partner
Habib Lesevic
Managing Partner
Robert Liethoff
Coach
Thordis Treiber
Transformation Advisor
Ina Filla
Hendrik Wantia

Our philosophy

“Entrepreneurship” is the buzzword of the decade, “Entrepreneurs” the media heroes of modern times.

With pioneering spirit and drive, they challenge the economic and social status quo. Through their actions, they create new, even radically different conditions in markets and industries. This is not only good for business, but also provides inspiration, enthusiasm and a breath of fresh air in the economy.

Who hasn’t heard of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs who overcame seemingly insurmountable challenges with ingenuity and willpower and were ultimately rewarded with fabulous wealth? Taking a closer look at these stories, it may seem that “entrepreneurship” is a “black art” practiced only by a select few and can only be successfully mastered by founding daring ventures. But of course this is not the case.

In fact, entrepreneurial thinking and acting is a quite natural aspect of human activity and therefore achievable for most people. Even more so – the entrepreneurial approach can be applied in any situation where value and goal-oriented action is required or where something new is to be created; be it in established companies or in start-ups.

Virtual training

Our successful entrepreneurship program is now also available as a digital format. Through a blended learning approach, virtual trainings and an increased use of independent learning, we have adapted the program to online needs. We support our participants with video material and exercises and continue to accompany them in digital 1:1 coaching and virtual classroom training.

While doing so, we remain flexible and compile the best mix from our versatile content based on our customer’s needs. Contact us for a tailor-made offer.

Interested in this format?

We look forward to hearing from you and discussing whether and how the Entrepreneurship Program can help you achieve your goals.

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