How to ride a whale - lessons from partnering with corporates

schedule Jul 30th 02:30 - 03:00 PM place EN313 L100 people 25 Interested
Propel Ventures scaled from 6 staff to 46 staff in the last 12 months.
In this session Ben will explain how he developed a model of partnering with large software application businesses by taking on the most innovative pieces of their roadmap and delivering them ahead of time, effectively attaching Propel to large corporates to accelerate their roadmaps, in a way that works for both parties, like a barnacle living and cleaning a whale.
The three key elements Ben will focus on are
1. The Propel Ventures partnership approach ie. the role that Propel takes with respect to delivering innovations and and how they commercially set up a partnership for success;
2. The cultural infrastructure Propel has developed to enable the business to scale sustainably and maintain a great engineering environment; and
3. The lessons learned along the way which destroyed value and slowed the team down.
 
 

Outline/Structure of the Talk

The three key elements Ben will focus on are
1. The Propel Ventures partnership approach ie. the role that Propel takes with respect to delivering innovations and and how they commercially set up a partnership for success;
2. The cultural infrastructure Propel has developed to enable the business to scale sustainably and maintain a great engineering environment; and
3. The lessons learned along the way which destroyed value and slowed the team down.

Learning Outcome

In this session Ben will explain how he developed a model of partnering with large software application businesses by taking on the most innovative pieces of their roadmap and delivering them ahead of time, effectively attaching Propel to large corporates to accelerate their roadmaps, in a way that works for both parties, like a barnacle living and cleaning a whale.

Target Audience

Entrepreneurs, Engineering Managers, Product Managers

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