Want to Innovate Like Apple? Come to the free corpo post-PODIM #InvestEU workshop!

Day 19. June 2017 posted Stanislava Vabšek

How can you create a winning internal corporate culture similarly to how the Apple corporation tackled it? How can the Internet of Things help in transforming a big established company? How should corporations tackle the optimal establishment of their own programmes for encouraging intrapreneurship and collaboration with startups? And finally – how can the foundation of a corporate venture capital fund be supported by the European Commission with the EFSI fund through the European Investment Bank?
These are currently very hot topics faced by managers of big established companies who wish to improve their market position with help of lean and agile startup innovation and the corporate culture that favors it. Chuck Goldman, the esteemed investor from Boston, executive director for IoT at Sky Ventures Group and former Apple executive is returning to Slovenia soon after the conclusion of this year’s PODIM Conference, this time as a member of the PODIM management team. Together with Peter Jacobson, European Investment Bank head of office in Slovenia, he will lead an exclusive daylong #InvestEU PODIM corpo workshop.

The workshop is made possible by the European Commission representation in Slovenia and organizers of PODIM
This workshop with excellent experts, namely Chuck Goldman and Peter Jacobs, is enabled for you completely free of charge by PODIM organizers and the European Commission Representation in Slovenia! Agile transformation of big established Slovenian companies is incredibly important for the national economy, which is why we wish to present to the business public all activities that we carry out within the Initiative Start:up Slovenia, main organizer of PODIM, for a more entrepreneurial and successful Slovenia!


Workshop programme and location

The workshop will take place on Wednesday, 28 June, from 9:30 to 15:30, in the House of European Union on Dunajska 20 in Ljubljana. The schedule is the following:

9.30 - 10.00 
Registration and networking coffee
10.00 -10.15
European Commission Representation in Slovenia
Presentation of the #investEU investment plan for Europe, and EFSI Fund
10.15 - 10.30 
Reflection on PODIM 2017 and plans for PODIM 2018
10.30 - 11.30
Creating and building internal corporate culture; Chuck Goldman
Chuck led ATLAS, the Apple Technical Learning Administration System. He will share his advice for building and maintaining advanced, innovation-driven company culture.
11.30 - 13.00
Transforming the corporation with IoT; Chuck Goldman 
Where does the field of IoT hide business opportunities for corporations? How is IoT changing the business and consumer map? Who are potential global IoT partners with which you could enter business collaborations? How can your corporation benefit from the trends of IoT and build a competitive advantage with them?
13.00 - 13.30 
13.30 - 14.30
Corporate programmes for encouraging intrapreneurship and collaboration with startups; Chuck Goldman
Corporate programmes for encouraging intrapreneurship and collaboration with startups (accelerators, incubators, corporate venture capital funds) 
14.30 - 15.00
#InvestEU and EFSI fund – possibilities of financing through EIB ; Peter Jacobs
How the European Investment Banka and the EFSI Fund can support the foundation of a corporate venture capital fund or another innovative project.
15.00 - 15.30
Socializing and presenting Chuck Goldman’s special consulting offer for PODIM partners 
Chuck Goldman and the PODIM team created a special offer for PODIM Challenge corpo partners. Its purpose is to further strengthen your competitive advantage, and it originates from the newest tech trends and collaboration with startups.

Chuck Goldman is a top-notch manager and co-creator of companies that are valued in millions. The Boston based investor is the IOT Executive at Sky Ventures Group, that specialises in investing in health technologies and innovations. He was a Senior Director for Enterprise Professional Services at Apple, founder and CTO at Applied CD Technologies and Interactive Media Solutions and founder and CEO of Apperian. Based on his references the least we can say is he has a proven track record in building successful businesses, both in the startup environment and within multi-billion dollar organizations. He is considered an industry thought leader and growth driver in the areas of prosumer technology (person who consumes and produces media) and has built mobile and IOT strategies for many of the world’s top brands.

Peter Jacobs is the head of the Slovenian office of the European Investment Bank. Peter has a Masters degree in economics and accounting. He has worked for 10 years in commercial banking for the KBC bank, before joining the EIB 13 years ago. He has been Head of the Western Europe Project Finance team since 2011. The EIB is the European Union's bank. It is the only bank owned by and representing the interests of the European Union Member States. They work closely with other EU institutions to implement EU policy. In the name of the European Commission, the EIB is carrying out financing through the EFSI fund within the Investment Plan for Europe. The EIB is also the globally biggest multilateral borrower and lender.



The free workshop is intended for bigger companies with more than 100 employees, carrying out measures or already encouraging intrapreneurship and collaboration with startups. Maximum two people from the same company can participate in the workshop. The number of spaces is limited so hurry up with your registration. The application form can be found on the link.
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Workshop organizers
Initiative Start:up Slovenia
European Commission Representation in Slovenia
CorpoHub consulting company

Promotional partner
AmCham Slovenia


Communications and PR Start:up Slovenija
Izvedba: Mojdenar IT d.o.o.