Who: Prof. Peter Borchers focuses on helping CxOs and their blue chip companies to become innovation leaders. His main focus is on the collaboration of established companies with external innovation ecosystems like startups, VCs and high-tech companies. He is currently an Affiliate Professor for Entrepreneurial Leadership & Strategy at ESCP Business School (Paris), one of the leading business schools in Europe, and an investor in and Chief Scientist at GlassDollar, a German company that helps corporates source, manage and scale startup collaborations. Until recently, Borchers was the CEO of Allianz Group’s new venture unit and company builder Allianz X and an advisor on digital topics to the Allianz SE group board. Before joining Allianz, Peter founded and headed Deutsche Telekom‘s global incubator hub:raum with offices in Berlin, Krakow and Tel-Aviv. Prior to that, he co-founded and managed Telekom Innovations, an independent but fully-owned Deutsche Telekom innovation division.
Topic: Best practices in start-up corporate collaborations.
Quote: “Corporate startup collaboration – when done right – is an incredible tool to unlock innovation potential .”
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