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Corporate Venturing Initiatives

Making the collaboration between companies and startups successful.

This workshop will provide you with an overview of corporate venturing initiatives and the expectations of startups, giving you insights to structure your own initiative and exchange ideas with participants and hosts.

Startups’ expectations of collaborations with established companies

Examples of successful corporate venturing initiatives

Corporate venturing models for different goals and phases

Culture Clash: How to keep a partnership with startups alive and create mutual added value

Your own corporate venture initiative in outline

Our workshop format

When our workshop is suitable for you

As an innovative medium-sized company, you should participate if

  • you want to start your own corporate venturing initiative for startups
  • you would like to exchange ideas with others on how you can (collaborate) with startups

„Petra helped us in structuring the key message and all relating documents for finding venture capital for a newly founded start-up in the field of green chemicals. Petra also provided us with contacts and venture opportunities for our mission. We totally appreciated Petras’s very experienced, well-skilled but still hands-on way of working with us. Petra is perfectly capable of sensing what her customers really need. We really learned a lot! Thank you, Petra.“

Alexander Svejkovsky
CFO, Austrian Institute of Technologies

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„Thank you, Petra for the great insights and helpful advice. Our Start-Ups gave great feedback and had a successful virtual conference!“

Philip Morger
Switzerland Global Enterprise

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Philip Morger © Philip Morger

“I can only warmly recommend Ms. Wolkenstein. What she develops and drives forward in the startup scene also finds great application for us as an SME. The positive development of our company in the last 5 years of working with Ms. Wolkenstein is the best proof of this.”

DI Christian Lorenz
Managing Partner, Lorenz-Consult

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Mag.a Petra Wolkenstein

CEO and M&A Expert at Konsultori, Driving Force at Key2investors

Petra is an expert in M&A and growth in the technology and creative industries. As a certified negotiation expert, she gets investors on board, negotiates partnerships and leads go-to-market initiatives with her clients. She is an international trainer for negotiations with accelerators in Germany and the Baltics and has co-developed a Scaling Academy program and coaching for international startups since 2016.

She has experience from the consulting industry (telecom, strategy, marketing) and 10 years of Mergers & Acquisitions projects in Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

Procedure and results



Offer and participation



Understanding startups



Initiatives examples



Corporate Venturing Initiatives in Comparison



Achieve long-term added value



Your own initiative