ProductTank #23: Startup and Corporate Culture Collide!

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What is it like to develop products under the wings of a corporate? How can we adapt startup principles to succeed in a corporate environment?

For our 23rd outing, we host two great speakers who are living the startup life from within a corporate context. We will hear how this affects their product development, the unique challenges they face, and how to overcome them.

Our Speakers:

Jana Schellong
Product Management in corporate-backed startups: How developing user-centred products and creating a product culture in a startup backed by corporate(s) brings its own unique challenges and opportunities

Lars Giere
Lars will give insights on what's different in building up businesses inside a corporate compared to a startup. Additionally, he will share his insights about the right structure to enable great teams that can deliver growth.

6:30 PM - Doors open, food and drinks! (please arrive before 7.30pm)
7:30 PM - Hello from Product Tank
7:45 PM - Jana Schellong
8:15 PM - Lars Giere
8:45 PM - Q&A
9:15 PM - Networking & drinks

More info about our speakers:

- Jana Schellong
Senior Product Manager at heycar
Jana has always been working at the intersection of startups and corporates. As one of heycar’s first employees, she is promoting the product culture at heycar and its corporate investor. Before making the move into Product Management, Jana was leading several startup scouting and corporate innovation projects at Startupbootcamp’s mother company Rainmaking. She previously founded her own startup during her Master’s program and initiated the Women in Tech community in Copenhagen.

- Lars Giere
Global Head of Incubation & Financing at
Lars Giere currently works for and the eBay Classifieds Group as Global Head of Financing and Incubation. For 4 years he has been responsible for the development of new business models. He has already built up two successful models, which contribute significantly to the growth of the eBay Classifieds Group.