Eicorn’s Founding Partner Christian Lauritzen was chairman of the national jury of Venture Cup for the fifth consecutive year. The grand finale is held in Lund this year and features many very exciting startups and entrepreneurs.
With a background in Psychology and as the founder of her own life coaching practice, Esin seeks to incorporate an understanding of human motivations into successful business operations. She has an impressive track-record from operating in volatile security environments, selecting and implementing evidence-based management practices, as well as leading and mentoring junior staff.
Her drive and commitment to deliver the highest-quality outcomes for her clients push her to find new ways to merge innovation and proven processes to resolve complex problems. It is good to have you on board Esin!
Daniel holds a B.Sc. in Business Administration, (Internationell Civilekonom), from Linköpings Universitet, where he specialised in economics and finance. Daniel is very diligent about delivering extraordinary results and he takes his commitments and relationships very seriously. He is known for his ability to always find ways forward, his positive and curious attitude, and strong work ethic.
We also appreciate Daniel’s 20 years as a top competitor in floorball and an active member and leader of the Swedish floorball community. We welcome him again and wish him a successful tenure at Eicorn.
Eicorn Founding Partner and CEO Linus Bille has been invited by the event organiser to moderate the event. Eicorn will also present a new startup at the event, formed out of the MusselUp project, together with a great entrepreneur (to be disclosed soon) that co-founds the new company with us and will head it as CEO going forward. This new venture will also be the first opportunity for investors to partake in one of Eicorn’s startup journeys. Please join the event to learn more and meet the team, or stay tuned for more news, or contact us if you need more specific information.
The competition was tough, but one company stood out and was awarded the prize with the motivation:
“The winning startup stands out from the majority in two distinct ways. Firstly, it is considering counter-evidence to its business hypothesis alongside confirmative evidence. Secondly, it has installed a permanent process for converting growth and competitiveness assumptions into measurable data that is playing a key part in the company’s decision making.”
Congratulations Zalster for earning the title Evidence Based Startup Strategy of the Year 2017! This was the first time a competition like this was held, anywhere in the world as far as we know. The format was discussed and tweaked with founding members of the Center for Evidence Based Management (where Linus Bille is a fellow member) and is expected to return in 2018, possibly at an even larger scale.
We help big corporations succeed with their innovation efforts. We build strategies, processes, teams, management, innovation pipelines, and even provide ideation as a service to some of the largest companies in northern Europe.
We nourish a growing portfolio of our own innovation projects that eventually graduate into startups. We also run corporate venturing projects with partners that adds to the portfolio. Occasionally we also invest in startups that we work with.
We have long and broad experience of entrepreneurial finance from both sides of the table. As partners to startups we help out with everything concerning fundraising. To VCs we offer a broad range of fund and portfolio management services.
Special thanks to Musselfeed AB (CEO Sofia Kocher accompanying Linus Bille in the picture) for providing such a great mussel meal to work with! And to Vinnova for believing in us and this great opportunity to sustainably produce and refine large quantities high-quality full profile protein.
Contact us if you are interested in having a one of Eicorn’s founding partners, Linus Bille or Christian Lauritzen, as a speaker at a conference, corporate kickoff, executive management or shareholders meeting, or any other event where entrepreneurship and innovation are key topics.
Soon after his MBA at Cornell University, Dimitri was General Manager of the premiere strategy, communications and public affairs firm in Greece, CIVITAS, growing the company from 30 employees to 85 in three years. He was also Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation for four years at the American College of Greece (DEREE).
We believe that Dimitri’s unique experience, skills and critical thinking will help technology entrepreneurs in the process of launching and growing their business in Scandinavia, as well as big corporations applying innovation programs. We welcome him again and wish him a successful tenure at Eicorn.
Our new address is:
Stena Center 1D (visiting address 1B)
SE41292 Göteborg, SWEDEN
–The key take away from this talk is that amplified risk taking and a fail forwards culture are not independently causational for greater innovation, and that de-risking individuals’ consequences from failure is, counter intuitively, amplifying innovation failure rather than success, says Christian Lauritzen afterwords. –Unless, of course, the organization can foster a creative culture and make informed decisions on a common platform. This is where Eicorn’s evidence-based framework to develop innovation capabilities comes in, as a timeless yet underutilized tool to drive innovation forward successfully.
See Eicorn’s track talk by Linus Bille below.
The theme of Eicorn’s speech at IRS2015, which kicks off the second day, is “Don’t Believe the Hype! Why an Evidence-Based Business Creation and Innovation Model Remains a Timeless Key to Success”, where we will be elaborating on common misconceptions that can lead to value-destruction in the venturing process. Eicorn will demonstrate how proven, evidence-based tools can be used to increase innovation and venture creation output.
We have join forces with our partners Interaktionsbyrån, a Swedish state of the art and Red Dot Award winning digital interface innovator. Jointly, we can mix Eicorn’s evidence-based Enterprise Ignition venturing processes and leadership with the communicative power of interactive prototypes from Interaktionsbyrån.
The new site is conceptualized around graphical representations inspired by complexity science, for several reasons. First of all, complexity webs and patterns are breathtakingly beautiful, and invite the eye to contemplate over the fascinating mysteries that lays in the meeting-points of ecologies, light rays, force fields, showers of ideas and pools of creativity.
Complexity science is also fundamentally different from traditional engineering sciences, which is very important from an entrepreneurship and innovation point of view. Engineering is the science of logic, how to build machines –even the most intricate ones, and get them to run efficiently.
Complexity science is as close to a discipline of what can be called magic as it gets. It deals with the probabilities, causes, stimuli’s and consequences of interactions between idiosyncratic systems, i.e. things that act more organically than mechanically. Such is the nature of innovation and entrepreneurship, though these things are too often treated as machines that can be built and lubricated. They are in fact things that can be engrained, nurtured and cultivated, scientifically and successfully if treated as complexities and not complications.
We hope you will enjoy our new website, and all the content that will soon be featured here!