SAFARI INNOVATION Program
We support organizations and public institutions to implement a startup mindset
200+ organized events
10.000+ startup contacts
50+ companies helped
8+ years of experience
ESTABLISHING A STARTUP
MINDSET FOR LONGTERM SUCCESS
WE ENABLE PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS:
WE ENABLE COMPANIES:
“We didn’t do anything wrong, but somehow we lost.”
Stephen Elop (Former CEO, Nokia)
WE SEE CHANGE
Trends like Big Data, Cloud Computing, Social Media, Mobile Computing and Internet of Things disrupt existing business models, affect product characteristic, speed-up sales cycles, change brand recognition and engagement. In other words, it affects every step of the value chain.
When customers have been king until now. Digitalization makes them gods. Global competition is only a mouse click away so that winning and keeping them becomes complex and makes customer relations a top priority.
With the market and product side of business changing, organizations also need to adapt internally. Staying efficient while being innovative and agile is one of their key challenges. A sustainable way into a digital future needs a holistic approach that takes people, methodology, processes as well as infrastructure into consideration.
„Culture is eating strategy for breakfast“
Peter Drucker (Author)
ENABLE NOT CONSULT
… startups and established companies is beneficial for everybody involved. With individualized tours through startup hubs and creative networking events, we help startups and corporates to connect on eye level and build a foundation for future activities.
… traditional corporations on the latest startup trends in their industry, startup mindset and – working mode, can help to overcome inertia, build up awareness for industry changes, speed up processes and help to overcome outdated patterns of behavior.
… corporations on their way towards a digitalization. From an active role as Leadership-Mentors to taking action as interim partners, we make sure that change is going into the right way and is sustainable and successful.
Since 2016 Ben is part of the PIRATE Team. In his role as Managing Director of Startup SAFARI, Ben is majorly responsible for the development and execution of the strategic direction of the company and overall expansion of the SAFARI network. Before that Ben worked as Managing Director of the World Business Dialogue and gained professional experience in international projects in and outside Europe.
Ben’s Top 3:
- Design Thinking and Startup Methodology
- Project Planning & Management
- Product Development & Evaluation
Till is an entrepreneur for more than 10 years. As Managing Director of PIRATE.global, he organized over 300 events like PIRATE Summit and EXEC Fintech/Insurtech, in over 60 countries. As an active ambassador of “Digitale Wirtschaft NRW” and member of the “European Digital Leaders” by the World Economic Forum, he is a globally active and well-connected startup ecosystem builder.
Till’s Top 3
- Business Model Evaluation
- Coaching & Mentoring
- Startup Ecosystem Building
Manuel is a Serial Entrepreneur, Angel Investor and consultant since 2003. Together with PIRATE he follows his passion to spread the Startup Mindset all over the world. Manuel helps corporations for many years to future proof their business model, become innovative and integrate Startup DNA into their everyday life. Manuel invests and supports early-stage AI and Machine Learning startups.
Manuel’s Top 3:
- Strategy Development
- Coaching & Mentoring
- Investment Advisory
HAVE WORKED WITH
"Thanks to Startup SAFARI I was able to meet several innovative startups and topics structured well to fit in just one day. We are very pleased to bump into MyDaylivery and subsequently came to an agreement. We are looking forward to come to next year's Startup SAFARI again!"
"The Startup SAFARI helped us to connect with proper business partners during our session. It took less then three weeks to sign an agreement with one of Germany's biggest insurance companies in the field of logistics. What seemed to be impossible turned out really fast!"
“Reaching potential customers and strategic partners is always important when you are a fast-scaling FinTech-company. We are happy that the organizers kept their promise and got us in touch with corporates that are both, a good fit, as well as interested in a collaboration”
“Excellent organisation of the Guided fintech SAFARI and dinner afterwards. Every participant (incl. myself) enjoyed the tour very much and got inspired a lot. The closed & exclusive setting that allowed us to network with the fintech movers & shakers during the evening was a special highlight.”
„In April of 2018 the SAFARI Team organized for us the workshop “Vom MVP zum IPO” [...]. Alltogether the workshop was very practice-oriented and built around our needs. Thanks to the expertise of the SAFARI team and their good connections into startup ecosystems our workshop offered great and exciting discussion amongst the participants.”
“We hosted a session for the management board of a global insurance company at our fintech hub. Aside from a great discussion on the day itself, we were able to start a strong partnership with the company and we are in ongoing discussions on several ways of collaboration.”
“The networking dinner after the guided Fintech SAFARI was a good meeting for business development, as everyone present was looking to explore potential collaboration opportunities.”