"The best feature of working with BW Ventures is knowing that the team you have as a partner in innovation understands the exact process, as has been proven in the most successful startup ecosystems globally, and how to execute it to the benefit of not just the founders, but also the investors.
Successful, early-stage startups create successful investment portfolios, and BW Ventures demystifies that process, unlike anyone I have met in the European startup innovation scene"
Christopher Sparks - Head Entrepreneurial Development Brightlands Smart Services Campus
"This is the best and fastest way for developing the right product, for the right users, and for the right market. I cannot stress enough how valuable the BW Venture contribution is in our program at TMC.
It has been great learning for us technical people to put the user in the center of the equation. It's the fastest and most efficient way to ensure you're developing the right product to target the exact problem of specific users."
Antonio Garcia Rubio - Engineer at TMC
"In 3 months I managed to save my company. We had invested 3 00k and 3 years in an unsuccessful platform. The program from BW Ventures showed me why and what we had to do to make our business work.
After 3 months of experimentation, 5% of the platform turned out to be very valuable. We have enlarged that part, the rest has been thrown away and from then we have been able to scale our business rapidly!"
Jel Bedeaux - Cofounder Plan je Uitje
HOW BW VENTURES CAN HELP.
Innovation isn't, at all, the most straightforward process in your business. It's one of the hardest things to predict. Looking for a breakthrough innovation itself is a process of continuous iteration, let alone finding the project that finally brings back the money.
Everyone is experimenting with different models to find a way to create a sustainable innovation portfolio and mitigate risk. Methodologies like Design-Sprints, Lean Startup, Design-Thinking, and Ecosystem Innovation have grown in popularity in the past decade (and with good reasons!).
Not only have we seen new methods arise, but the organization of exploring new opportunities also comes in a lot of different varieties, i.e., building innovation labs, investing in startups, co-creating, incubators, accelerators, etc.
We all understand that innovation is an essential key to sustainable growth. As an innovation manager, you've probably heard the executives:
"We must innovate to grow." "We innovate to create value." "We need to innovate to stay ahead of competitors."
Innovation to grow your company, to stay ahead of your competitors, or to create value are not at all strategies on their own.
Synthesizing all these efforts into an innovation portfolio that brings back its money and aligns with the company's core goal is a daunting but necessary task.
My journey as an entrepreneur started at the age of 19, starting in the music industry. After receiving multiple rubbish record deals, I decided to do it better and started my first company.
Experiencing the trouble of being an entrepreneur, I learned that the way we teach entrepreneurship and help early-stage (corporate) startups were not the most efficient way. We are handling startups as smaller versions of bigger companies, which leads to the wrong activities and investments, literally destroying time and capital.
This is why I started BW Ventures 4 years ago. I could do better. We’ve helped over 100 startups in their quest to find a durable and scalable business model by helping with a structured, customer-centric process that helps them figure out why, how, and what they need to do.
We take a different approach and start investing in pre-seed innovation teams, selected and coached based on data.
Maarten van Kroonenburg - Founder BW Ventures.
To help you create commercially successful innovations we provide the following services.
We help you create, build and implement your innovation strategy.
SCOUTING, SCREENING, CONTRACTING
We support you in scouting, screening, qualifying and contracting the best innovation projects for your strategy
We facilitate a commercial and technical feasibility test to de-risk your innovation projects
We run an acceleration program to develop version 1.0 of the product and build and implement the marketing and sales strategy for the innovation projects.
WE ARE BW VENTURES. LET US HELP YOU CREATE COMMERCIALLY SUCCESSFUL INNOVATIONS.