Intrapreneurs Accelerator and Customer Co-Creation
Customer Co-Creation and Venture Investments
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Nordic Scalers is an initiative launched by Result which helps scale-ups identify and implement innovative strategies for growth. Nordic Scalers recently completed a Scale-Up Lab with Codeable, an online outsourcing service that connects WordPress experts to clients. Through close work with Codeable’s CEO, Per, Nordic Scalers helped create an organizational-model that would enable expansion while simultaneously ensuring quality. The Scale-Up Lab model focuses on 1-on-1 support, providing a comprehensive strategy which helped Codeable find a clear target and the means to achieve it — described as a key milestone in Codeable’s long term trajectory. To learn how to scale your company, sign up for a free scaling workshop!
SEB Bank created an accelerator program for employees to build innovations that can be implemented in the business, while increasing the digital mindset & skillset within the organisation.
3000+ employees with 45 qualified teams
23% implementation rate in the business,
2 investments made by SEB VC in fintechs found through the lab
Stronghold runs customer co-creation to get closer to their key strategic customers by piloting new innovative business models & tech solutions. In parallel, established a CVC unit and a venturing unit run jointly to invest and build in ventures that they can scale
18+ pilots with 20+ customers, 4 countries.
9+ Venture Investments
1 New Venture
A scale up working within Wordpress, with global ambitions from Denmark, Codeable worked with our coaching sprints to help 2x their revenue, create structures for the organisation and leadership to scale
22 employees, 2x top line growth, 12 countries.
Mahesh and Result helped opened our minds and managed us to think bigger and more open. That has helped us a lot when growing our business!
- Nicholas Johansson, Co-founder Kognity
The work with Result has given us so much clarity as we scale from a Danish publicly listed scale up to a serious EU player
- Dennis Forschammer, CEO Happy Helper
Fresh honest perspectives, time to do things that I know are important in a structured approach, exactly what we needed.
- Simo Salmensuu, CEO Miradore
Helped unleash a culture of intrapreneurship, increase clock-speed and better prioritisation of their roadmap and launch new innovations.
The journey kicks off at an open Innovation Day followed by team formations and pitch to the jury. Teams selected get 6 weeks, 10-20% of their time and go through an intense program with us to test and launch their idea. Selected teams get 6 more weeks to refine further and integrate in the line organisation or spin out.
Up & Running since 2015
23% implementation rate
2 investments by CVC
"The lab has catalysed our culture of intrapreneurship to launch new products and services at high speed, in our quest to be more customer centric" - Mart Maasik, SEB Innovation Lab Director
We are part of the Google for Startups global network since 2015, where handpicked companies get coaching, curated introductions to corporates and investors and space within Epicenter to work out of for a fixed period of time. We also run fireside chats, founder sessions, demo days and more to help companies grow faster.
Over 2000 applications, 40+ ventures, 150M€+ in total funding raised, 8 exits, 1 Time Invention of the Year
1. Helped customer and service business unit make go/no go decision on 2 internal ventures
2. Created partnership and pilot programs within AI and energy as a service, met 12 hand picked global startups, ran pilots and integrated solutions into their core business
3. Building 1 new venture jointly
4. Helped set up new corporate venturing models, incentive structures and steering mandates to balance the traditional and the modern.
Customer labs to run pilots on key business challenges
Brought key strategic customers from the Nordic region to run pilots on business challenges. Over 50+ tech disruptors met over 20+ customers, with 18+ pilots run with key customers to differentiate, test new business models and build the perception of being a digital partner.
Intrapreneurs Accelerator for employees to solve business challenges
Intrapreneurs accelerator ran for 2 years, with one-day, four-week and six-week programs. 250+ employees trained with new toolkits to build MVPs and move away from “waterfall” way of working. Resulted in faster execution of digital projects and career development for employees whose digital skills would not have surfaced otherwise.
Launched Nordic Prop-tech initiative
Ran 2 big events with Nordic Prop-tech initiative, attracting over 400 companies (both established and new) making it the largest Nordic prop tech community for established players and new entrants.
Venture Building and Investment
Clearer governance and steering committees to have mandates, budgets and resources allocated for new venture building and investments. Investment mandate of 10M€ to invest in tomorrow’s stars within prop-tech that could benefit the group, resulting in 9 investments made. 1 new venture being built jointly.
From our innovation lab, we identified the future of office theme as a venture building opportunity jointly.
Co-created Epicenter with AMF.
Tested a new business model innovation to change their leasing model in buildings from fixed to dynamic short term contracts. Piloted the concept with Epicenter in a 8.000 sq.m building that was over-subscribed within 6 weeks, until a bigger building of 30.000 sq.m was acquired to scale the Epicenter concept. Epicenter results in higher yield than the traditional rental model.
Building an innovative workspace
Worked with our innovation lab methods to create a “future office” concept and validate the idea of “urban escape”, resulting in permits, licenses and other regulatory hindrances being cleared to revitalise the whole Stockholm city center district. Attracted future tenants with focus on digital scale ups and corporate leaders who want to drive digital innovation (over 50, including Spotify, Google, global/local tech companies).
Focus on finding new business model innovations within health division in Merck.
1) Identified key business challenges across different franchises (fertility, neurology, endocrinology…).
2) Defined 20+ business challenges through deep interviews with both patient groups and internal Merck business units.
3) Scouted for external innovations on to integrate back into the line organisation
4) Run pilots with key hand picked partners
5) Set clear governance models