Welcome and About the Program
Welcome to our Entrepreneurial Platform Innovation Masterclass Program – Part II. Here you will learn the required skills & methods to launch and scale your platform business / venture first hand from proven experts and leading platform founders.
Todays business disruption is led by platforms in B2C and B2B industries. But most of the incumbent companies & startups are struggling to skill-up their employees for the tasks of building and scaling a platform business. Therefore we created this two part program.
This is the first program world-wide focussing not only on platform strategy, but on real platform venture building. Run by true entrepreneurs and founders to give you real-world insights about what works and what not.
The methods you will learn are based on the Platform Innovation Kit, the most-advanced toolset for Platform venture building worldwide – used and adopted by S&P 500 companies, startups and business schools worldwide. (www.platforminnovationkit.com).
Additionally this is a certification program, where you can earn an official “Platform Innovation” certificate.
The program is split into 2 classes:
Part 1: Explore & Launch a platform (check here for information about part 1)
Part 2: Scale a platform and unlock network effects
You can attend both classes or only the one you think is best for your current situation. We plan to run this program twice a year.
This program is run by serial platform entrepreneurs and based on our 20+ year experience on building and scaling platform businesses worldwide – B2C and B2B. We worked with over 150 international startups and corporates in the last 7 years to successfully launch and scale platform businesses. Now is the time to skill-up teams worldwide.
Additionally, we will host 3 mastermind sessions with platform founders of B2C & B2B platforms: this will be an opportunity for you to ask them questions live.
This program is aimed at platform teams & professionals in any industry, who are looking to gain a comprehensive understanding of the platform venture creation process and acquire the right skills to execute.
Typical participant roles:
Typical situations of participants:
This Course is part 2 of our Entrepreneurial Platform Innovation Program and focuses on the Scale-Up phase of a platform
Module 1: Intro Platform Venture Building Process & Success factors to scale
Additional 16 basic modules about platforms and platform venture building are covered in part 1.
“A highly recommended course for platform leaders and teams. With its clear structure, case studies and the Platform Innovation Kit methodology it fully delivers what was promised.”
“A totally missing course so far and it should be part of every companies talent development program”
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Upon successful completion of the course, you’ll receive a certificate of attendance as proof of your knowledge of the Entrepreneurial Platform Innovation process and the insight into the starting point for a new platform venture.
Assessment is continuous and based on a series of practical assignments completed online. Your certificate will be issued in your legal name and sent to you upon successful completion.
You will also get access to our global community of Platform Venture Practitioners: quarterly, invite-only virtual meetings to exchange best practices access to latest thinking and methodology updates
All session start at 2pm CET.
Is there preliminary experience required?
Not really, but there is a clear advantage if you are familiar with startup practices like Design Thinking, Lean Startup & Co. Basic understanding of business model design and platforms also be an advantage.
How can I prepare for the course?
No preparation required. You will receive some pre-read material but no other assignments until we start.
Can I bring my own case / project to the course?
Sure. Nothing better than that. It allows you to transfer the learnings directly to your project. Please let us know upfront so we can consider it for group assignments.
We are experienced Platform Entrepreneurs and Venture Builders working with smaller and bigger teams on a global scale. We will confirm the final trainer team & guest speakers shortly before the event.
If you need a direct invoice, please contact us directly via firstname.lastname@example.org
You will receive a confirmation email not later than 2 weeks before the start of the course.
If you decide to cancel your ticket:
In case of cancellation from our side, you’ll receive a full refund.
You can book part 1 or 2 separately or join the full program. Group discounts available.