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David is Co-Founder & CEO at rready, a startup that is offering turnkey SaaS products to launch, manage and automate employee driven innovation programs within large organizations. Beside, David is teaching the “Lean Startup Academy” course at ETH Zurich & is guest lecturing at leading universities. Before founding rready, David worked in consulting and banking, founded two startups, worked for startups in Zurich and Berlin and is a well connected member of the Swiss startup and corporate innovation ecosystem. David holds a M.A. in Business Administration from the University of St.Gallen (HSG) with focus on Entrepreneurship and Marketing and a Design Thinking degree from the University of Technology in Sydney. Dave was awarded as The Most Impactful Intrapreneur during the Corporate Startup Summit in 2018. rready received the 1st Corporate Startup Award by Corporate Innovators in 2018.
As a business leader, you can sometimes make hundreds—maybe even thousands—of decisions a day. When you first start your business, the decisions you make then can often have a real impact on the way your business will function in the future, even if it seemed trivial or unimportant at the time.
When one of your early employees decides to quit your new business venture, there are a lot of emotions to process and decisions to make. Depending on the size of your company, you might be scrambling to find someone to pick up their responsibilities — or worse, end up having to add more tasks to your already lengthy to-do list.
Where idea management has long been the buzzword, this traditionally passive approach does not ensure that your company will remain at the forefront of innovation.
While some forms of corporate innovation offer more promising results than others, it is key to identify the company's main goals and be open to a mix of solutions.
Choosing an investor for your business is like choosing a business partner: Their resources and input are going to have a major impact on the way your business functions and the potential it has for success. Determining the right investor for you, then, is not an endeavor to take lightly.
Whether it happens while participating in meetings or partaking in company surveys, the best ideas happen when there's plenty of room for everyone to share. This means that businesses at the helm of true innovation provide each employee with the chance to have their voice heard. However, this can become more difficult to ensure as your company grows larger.
Here’s my take on a few things that are crucial to run an innovation program in your company that promotes tangible outputs.
Whether you're an experienced entrepreneur or just starting out, investors can be a crucial part of your startup's continued success. While it's possible for investors to take a chance on a business, many investors have certain criteria they'll look for before they take the plunge.
With so many competing companies in today's marketplace, customers have countless options when it comes to patronizing a business. To influence their decision-making, customers look for companies that they believe will add value to their lives.
For some, the meaning of the adage “the customer is always right” has evolved from “businesses should listen to consumers because they drive the market” to “businesses should always focus on giving customers exactly what they want—no matter the ask or the cost.” However, sometimes the customer isn’t actually right, and giving in to their demands isn’t the wise move.
At the beginning of the year, companies and employees alike are setting resolutions for the months ahead. As employees set their sights on new goals, there are a few questions leaders should be asking them at the start.
Forbidding any kind of mistake to happen, nips every innovative idea in the bud by effectively limiting your employees' motivation to get creative.
Intrapreneurship programs allow employees to act like entrepreneurs within a larger organization. The programs are usually bottom-up driven and put employees into the driver's seat.
When it comes time to start marketing your business, you either have a ton of ideas you want to try or you have no clue where to begin. You likely understand the importance of sharing the benefits of your products and services with prospective customers, but it can be hard to know if you're taking the right steps in sharing your brand's message.
We offer turnkey SaaS products to launch, manage and automate employee driven innovation programs within large organizations.
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