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Fundamentally, a startup within a company is the same as one inside the proverbial garage: a group of entrepreneurs trying to make the world a better place using new ideas and inventions. Each week, join Sean Ammirati, Co-Founder & Director of the Carnegie Mellon Corporate Startup Lab, as he interviews guests who are doing the important work creating startups inside large corporations. If you already are a corporate entrepreneur, want to become one or are just looking for some advice around commercializing transformative innovation, this podcast is for you.

Agile Giants: Lessons from Corporate Innovators Sean Ammirati

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Fundamentally, a startup within a company is the same as one inside the proverbial garage: a group of entrepreneurs trying to make the world a better place using new ideas and inventions. Each week, join Sean Ammirati, Co-Founder & Director of the Carnegie Mellon Corporate Startup Lab, as he interviews guests who are doing the important work creating startups inside large corporations. If you already are a corporate entrepreneur, want to become one or are just looking for some advice around commercializing transformative innovation, this podcast is for you.

    Episode 36: Innovation from Inside Accelerators to the Fortune 500

    Episode 36: Innovation from Inside Accelerators to the Fortune 500

    When you think about "academic thought leadership" in entrepreneurship, Yale Hochberg is at the top of most lists. For me, as a VC, she is best known for her work on the Seed Accelerator Rankings. But as you'll hear on this week's episode of Agile Giants - Yael has done a ton of interesting work around innovation and entrepreneurship including recently starting a firm focused on corporate innovation.

    http://yael-hochberg.com/

    https://www.flywheelinnovation.io/

    • 37 min
    Episode 35: Growing & Innovation Through Transitions

    Episode 35: Growing & Innovation Through Transitions

    Laurie Barkman returns as our first repeat guest. Since last recording, Laurie has launched a consulting firm, podcast and returned the Tepper classroom as an instructor. 

    Laurie's LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/lauriebarkman/
    SmallDotBig website: https://www.smalldotbig.com/
    Succession Stories webpage: https://www.smalldotbig.com/successionstories
    LinkedIn Succession Stories Podcast Community: https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/succession-stories-podcast

    • 32 min
    Episode 34: Corporate Startup Lab Public Demo Day

    Episode 34: Corporate Startup Lab Public Demo Day

    As a special episode this week, we're broadcasting the full audio of our annual CSL Demo Day.

    If you would prefer to watch the video, you can see the full video of Demo Day on the Corporate Startup Lab site.  You can also learn more about the project course there. 

    https://www.corporatestartuplab.com/course

    • 44 min
    Episode 33: Platform Business Model Transformation

    Episode 33: Platform Business Model Transformation

    In the last few years, companies have made huge investments in digital transformation. Companies need to leverage these investments to unlock business model transformation.

    One of the most common business models that we see is this platform model. My guest this week, Alex Moazed, the founder and CEO of Applico wrote the definitive book on platform businesses, "Modern Monopolies". And now his firm operationalizes these insights inside incumbent businesses.

    • 30 min
    Episode 32: Investing CVC Dollars into Frontier Tech Startups

    Episode 32: Investing CVC Dollars into Frontier Tech Startups

    Frontier tech - emerging technologies such as robotics, computer vision and machine learning - are transforming so many of our industries.

    Established companies need to understand and figure out the right way to react.  On this episode of Agile Giants, I sit down with Vin Tang, the Co-Founder of Samsung's Q Fund.

    The fund's tagline is: "We're more CVPR, less CES". This is clearly a different type of venture fund, but there are a lot of lessons for other corporate venture investors. 

    • 25 min
    Episode 31: Innovation in Investment Management with Warren Pennington from Vanguard

    Episode 31: Innovation in Investment Management with Warren Pennington from Vanguard

    Most people probably know Vanguard as the firm that you can buy index and mutual funds from. They were the first investment group to offer index funds to individual investors. On this week's episode, we look at how they are continuing to innovate. Warren leads a group that is doing both inside-out and outside-in innovation.

    • 30 min

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Mike Smith26 ,

Interviews with corporate superstars.

Today it feels like the same 50 folks do all the podcasts and tell the same story over and over again. Agile Giants is the opposite Sean gets leaders of the corporate world who rarely do interviews and they share behind the scenes of how corporate innovation really works.

Greg4579 ,

Really insightful

Working in product management for a large corporation, I find this topic to be extremely relevant and timely. The interviews in the first couple of episodes I have listened to have all provided me with valuable insights. Keep them coming!

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