Entries by Axel Schultze

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When Size Prevents Innovation

We analyzed 20 of the most innovative companies and around 100 of their enterprise size competitors, and the theoretical potential for enterprises to compete. As a result, we found three key reasons why enterprises fail: CONSERVATISM Most enterprises underestimate entirely the investments necessary to fund innovation. When we look at one of the most recent […]

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From Invention to Innovation – the failing of enterprises

Innovation based enterprises Most of the big enterprises of this world started as innovative startups. Whether it was Alfred Escher, founder of Credit Suisse with a – back then-innovative banking system that laid the ground for the Swiss Banking System or Carl Benz with a radical idea of building a machine-driven carriage all of them […]

Innovate or get disrupted

Our world brings ever more new products to markets. And the growing population and their different needs and desires add an extra layer of complexity to the new product world. Products get faster copied than ever before but at the same time adjusted to the local needs. Uber could not catch up with the fast […]

Progress in innovative thinking

When we launched our first Accelerator Program, in San Francisco in April 2014, little did we know that we may end up as an innovation development organization. While we had great successes helping our startups thrive, and was named one of the top 100 most influential accelerators in the world, already one year later, in […]

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Accelerator Open for Applications

The Growth Accelerator and the brand new Entrepreneurs Academy are now open for applications. Lots of news: Updated Growth Accelerator Program New Entrepreneurs Academy Partnership with World Innovations Forum Updated Growth Accelerator Program we added a new session INNOVATIVE THINKING based on our experience with “Disruptive Business Model Development”. It’s all about thinking out of […]

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