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Venture Build

We are experts in building companies in growth areas such as green energy, smart mobility, circular economy and digital services. How can we help you to build your next big thing?

Complex challenges require an interplay of different strengths to get innovations off the ground quick and sustainable. Collaboration of corporates and start-up´s often seems to be the obvious choice. But sometimes a spin-off can achieve better results.

Validation

Validation is the process of gathering evidence around a business idea by conducting tests and experiments. This enables you to make de-risked decisions about your potential venture based on valid information. Our structured sprint, from 0 to a venture in 100 days, uses lean-start-up methods for the fastest way to validate new business concepts.

Benefits

  • Business idea tested within clear time frame

  • Reliable test results with lean set-up

  • Alignment of business idea with corporate strategy

  • Honest and pure “build-or-no-build” recommendation

Growth

Your do have a validated business idea and NOW is the perfect go-to-market time? We help you to deploy and expand your business & service profitability and support the growth of your venture.

Benefits

  • Your product or service will be market ready

  • Your new venture operates efficiently

  • The business is based on solid financial grounds

we realize radical innovations

Together with our partners, we realize radical and sustainable innovations outside their core business. Our innovation process enables our partners to identify, test and implement new ideas. From industry, for industry.

Methodology
We have been developing innovation strategies, methods and new business models for the last 15 years. And we are happy to share our know-how for the benefit of our partners. We know how to reduce risk in corporate innovation and venture building. We create a framework for high speed and get rid of the red tape. So business models can be realized with low costs.
01
Explore
Find new areas of growth outside your core business (2-4 weeks program)
02
Ideate
High speed program to develop product & solution ideas (2-4 weeks program)
03
Validate
Reduce uncertainty by validating your idea in the market and adopt your solution
04
Build
Build a first prototype of your product, start your business and grow your network
05
Scale
A system, process, technology, and partners. We provide the assets for your growth.
Service that fit for business purpose
We have been developing innovation strategies, methods and new business models for the last 15 years. And we are happy to share our know-how for the benefit of our partners. We know how to reduce risk in corporate innovation and venture building. We create a framework for high speed and get rid of the red tape. So business models can be realized with low costs.
01
I am looking for new business areas for more growth and diversity in my company.
New
Businesses
Based on 15 years of innovation know-how we help our partners to develop and implement new business models to set up new revenue streams and maintain their core workstream. Because new business is crucial for a future and sustainable corporate success.
02
I want to successfully market new ideas outside my core business.
Hub
Build
1886Ventures was founded as the Mercedes-Benz innovation hub. We gladly share our experience how to successfully ramp up an efficient and fully operational innovation hub for your company.
01
I would like to strengthen the innovation abilities of my company.
VEnture Build
We are experts in building companies in growth areas such as green energy, smart mobility, circular economy and digital services. How can we help you to build your next big thing?

Methodology

We have been developing innovation strategies, methods and new business models for the last 15 years. And we are happy to share our know-how for the benefit of our partners. We know how to reduce risk in corporate innovation and venture building. We create a framework for high speed and get rid of the red tape. So business models can be realized with low costs.

Find new areas of growth outside your core business (2-4 weeks program)

High speed program to develop product & solution ideas (2-4 weeks program)

Reduce uncertainty by validating your idea in the market and adopt your solution

Build a first prototype of your product, start your business and grow your network

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Find new areas of growth outside your core business (2-4 weeks program)

High speed program to develop product & solution ideas (2-4 weeks program)

Reduce uncertainty by validating your idea in the market and adopt your solution

Build a first prototype of your product, start your business and grow your network

A system, process, technology, and partners. We provide the assets for your growth.

Service that fit for business purpose

Co-working is a key value for 1886Ventures. Therefore, we don’t have clients, but lasting partnerships. We help corporates in exploring a new avenue to future-proof their business and maintain the core workstream by implementing sustainable business models. Interested? Then lets develop next technologies for our sustainable future - together.

new
business

Based on 15 years of innovation know-how we help our partners to develop and implement new business models to set up new revenue streams and maintain their core workstream. Because new business is crucial for a future and sustainable corporate success.

HUB
build

1886Ventures was founded as the Mercedes-Benz innovation hub. We gladly share our experience how to successfully ramp up an efficient and fully operational innovation hub for your company.

Venture
build

We are experts in building companies in growth areas such as green energy, smart mobility, circular economy and digital services. How can we help you to build your next big thing?

new
business

Based on 15 years of innovation know-how we help our partners to develop and implement new business models to set up new revenue streams and maintain their core workstream. Because new business is crucial for a future and sustainable corporate success.

HUB
build

1886Ventures was founded as the Mercedes-Benz innovation hub. We gladly share our experience how to successfully ramp up an efficient and fully operational innovation hub for your company.

Venture
build

We are experts in building companies in growth areas such as green energy, smart mobility, circular economy and digital services. How can we help you to build your next big thing?

Why 1886Ventures?

1886Ventures was founded in 2007 as the Mercedes-Benz innovation unit – an innovation pioneer in the automobile industry.  With more than 100 projects executed, 13 new corporate business units established and 22 start-up´s founded we have been awarded best company builder of the year 2018 by Capital Magazine. We build game-changing sustainable products and ventures to create growth opportunities with our partners

Why 1886Ventures?

Our Roots

Our team knows how to play in both worlds: corporate culture and start-up environment.

Getting things done

Finding solutions, getting results! We want to make our hands dirty and be part of a joint implementation journey.

Exceptional track record

For over 15 years we have been experts in innovation strategies, innovation methods, digital products and new ventures.

Best in class process

Launching a venture goes beyond launching a good product. A holistic, reliable and proven process that brings value.

Team

We move and build products as fast as startups. Our multi-disciplinary teams ensure speed to market to rigorously test for product-market fit

Long-term partnerships

We don’t have clients, but lasting partnerships. We develop new companies in co-creation to provide long-term value for you

new business

Based on 15 years of innovation know-how we help our partners to develop und implement new business models to set up new revenue streams and maintain their core workstream.

Established companies proved to be successful by constantly improving their core products. Unfortunately, only a few companies manage to identify new business areas for growth and diversification. Since 2000, 52% of Fortune 500 companies have been eliminated for lack of radical innovation. Thus, new business is crucial for a future and  sustainable corporate success.

Exploration

Exploration offers a toolset to identify relevant target customers, markets and technologies for new business opportunities.

Benefits

  • New target markets evaluated

  • New business opportunities quantified

  • Elaborated future needs of your customers

  • Design challenge to be addressed in “Ideation”

Ideation

The ideation sprint accelerates the product development process after just two weeks of user research, prototyping and user testing. In this short period of time, you get a first impression of your future product and get real customer feedback without making expensive strategic decisions.

Benefits

  • First tangible design prototype built

  • New business idea tested with future customers

  • Gathered buy-in from your stakeholders

hub
build

1886Ventures was founded as the Mercedes-Benz innovation hub. We gladly share our experience how to successfully ramp up an efficient and fully operational innovation hub for your company.

Many companies focus on the development and optimization of their existing business model. As a result, new ideas and innovative projects fall victim to day-to-day operations or are not pursued with the necessary focus and resources.

Concept

Together we design your individual innovation hub. We analyze the needs based on you strategic goals and develop the appropriate structures. Such as team structures, methods, roles & processes. As your partner we ensure the establishment of an efficient and above all sustainable innovation unit.

Benefits

  • Concept of an individual hub based on you requirements

  • Operating model of you hub with the right team setup

  • Embedding the hub in your innovation strategy

Implementation

The design is one thing, but it gets really exciting when it comes to the implementation. We help you navigate unchartered waters and set up your innovation hub.

Benefits

  • Your hub operations is ready for a kick-start

  • Tailor made playbook designed for speed & delivery

  • Recruiting and setup of multi-disciplinary team

  • We accompany the entire process with your team

Venture Build

We are experts in building companies in growth areas such as green energy, smart mobility, circular economy and digital services. How can we help you to build your next big thing?

Complex challenges require an interplay of different strengths to get innovations off the ground quick and sustainable. Collaboration of corporates and start-up´s often seems to be the obvious choice. But sometimes a spin-off can achieve better results.

Validation

Validation is the process of gathering evidence around a business idea by conducting tests and experiments. This enables you to make de-risked decisions about your potential venture based on valid information. Our structured sprint, from 0 to a venture in 100 days, uses lean-start-up methods for the fastest way to validate new business concepts.

Benefits

  • Business idea tested within clear time frame

  • Reliable test results with lean set-up

  • Alignment of business idea with corporate strategy

  • Honest and pure “build-or-no-build” recommendation

Growth

Your do have a validated business idea and NOW is the perfect go-to-market time? We help you to deploy and expand your business & service profitability and support the growth of your venture.

Benefits

  • Your product or service will be market ready

  • Your new venture operates efficiently

  • The business is based on solid financial grounds