When your leadership thinks like a VC, there’s a better chance a new growth opportunity that your customers love will make it to market.
Last week we sat down with a VP of Innovation & New Business Development at a Fortune 500 manufacturing company, an Innovation Venture Manager at a top insurance company, and a Strategy Manager responsible for innovation at an international non-profit. We captured a few of our top takeaways here.
One of the biggest things we hope to learn through this listening tour are the critical elements required to build and sustain a successful corporate innovation group (CIG). To get at that question, we designed a simple, interactive activity that asks our interviewees to plot a number of optional CIG elements (yellow “cards”) against two dimensions: risk and rigidity.