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From the beginning, BeNovate cultivates an atmosphere of independency and trust. All founders and Partners share the same passion for  "Inno-Preneurship"  and common values . We are proud of our experienced, coherent, and ethical driven team with a sincere respect for both our collaborators and customers. 

BeNovate executive advisors and their customers work as one team in order to jointly achieve the customer´s strategic goals. Our broad and recognized expertise is used to coach effectively  the customers team members at all levels. We can be seen as 'resultants', bringing strategic Business and Innovation concepts and best practices into real operations in a pragmatic and business focussed way. 

At BeNovate, we help you really  to "make Innovation Happen" !

We can assist our clients with  (some examples) : 

We Serve

BeNovate serves Startup's , Incubators, Investors and Merdium/Large companies and generates combined added-value for all of them  : A unique approach and concept on the market !

Who do we serve ?   (Just click on the boxes to discover our added-value services we provide...)

We're in the middle of the Ecosystem  Independently and valuable 4 all !

Business and Innovation Strategy

Established companies have a reputation for being way to bureaucratic/process driven to be truly Innovative.... But taking a page from startup culture, more and more find-out how to become agile and again fast-moving despite their size / original culture :  getting concrete results from Innovation is thus a journey requiring real leadership commitment and organizational (dis)alignment built within a clear strategic roadmap supported at the highest level in an enterprise.

To do so, companies must radically change the way they approach strategic innovation. This includes: 

  • Aligning innovation strategy and goals to business strategy and goals
  • Selecting the right portfolio for investment and choose the right 'Inno-Preneurs'
  • Becoming radically consumer-centric
  • Driving and sustaining a change culture  for Innovation
  • Constantly capturing and launching value from external innovation
  • Sharing success across the organization to drive  successful reapplication 

BeNovate Advisors help innovation leaders develop pragmatic "Inno-Preneurship" strategies to get concrete "SMTM" type results from innovation...

Inno-Preneurship

BeNovate helps enterprises to identify and bring  “Inno-preneurs” together from across the company to coach them on how to apply rapid experimentation to create new and Innovative products, services, process/organizations and finally business models to enhance the company's competitiveness...

We help companies to behave like startups or small SMB's and  focus on 3 things :  

  • First, accelerating the speed of Innovation, just like a Silicon Valley incubator by setting-up with them a structure that put Innovation in their DNA.
  • Second, we bring to internal businesses and related teams an outside-in perspective, similar to the type of reality-checking that comes from advisory boards or venture capitalists for the startup's they coach and use adapted methods (like BMGC, etc...) .
  • Third, we connect them as a short-cut with some of the incredible Innovative SMB's/Startup's we have in pour ecosystem (today more than 150...) that have (a part of ) the solution potentially needed by them.

BeNovate  will help the busines leaders to follow those 4 concepts (see Sorren Kaplan)  : 

  • following customers home
  • tapping outside collaborators
  • stay small / adopt a lean startup model
  • use the best invent the rest ...

At BeNovate we help the customer's "Inno-Preneurs" to be focused on pushing entrepreneurial thinking and practices into the places they’re needed the most-- inside established businesses where reality is :  making Innovation happen !

CxO Coaching

"C" level Executives  are in positions where it is not always easy  to get valid feedback and genuine advice especialy in times of heavy transformation driven by Innovation.

While enterprise leadership may have highly qualified people working for them they are still reportees and they need to consider what they say to you in terms of how it might influence their relationship with you and the company. Even under the best circumstances,  peers within the organization will often misinterpret a loyal trusted relationship with a subordinate manager. 

BeNovate Executive trusted advisors and their partners (like Counterstrain, Peter Koestenbaum, etc...) having built a peer relationship with you, due to their own proven experience and empathic behaviour, provide a number of valuable benefits to improve as a manager and a leader for example in following domains where we : 

  • help to be very effective during times of change and can serve as an independent sounding board in helping you achieve a new level of performance.
  • help you sharpen skills, particularly on the fly, that a new role requires for you 
  • can help you develop new ways to handle new but also traditional problems
  • help you develop your leadership skills, overcome hurdles to better performance.
  • help you get to the root cause of a problem and make fundamental change when you and your staff are frustrated or burned out.
  • ...

Board (effectiveness/governance)  Services

While your corporate board may have broadly defined legal duties, its role in evaluating management, providing strategic oversight, and dealing with the complexity of today's corporate governance has never been more under pressue—or more critically : dependent on effective leadership

Whether the issue is financial resilience, corporate strategy/transformation, executive compensation, or regulatory compliance, BeNovate  and its partners (all are Board Effectiveness and Business Governance certified (Guberna))  can help you effectively promote a sound governance especially in periods where Innovation is key to build the future of the company.

We can help for example to design an optimal board structure, advise to lead the organization through periods of adversity and also especially linked to opportunities / Innovation while harnessing the considerable talents of your board members to create a cohesive and forward-thinking team. BeNovate can for sure also help you setting up good board goverance principles where we can (for example) assist to :

  • establish a clear and well adopted board charter
  • clarify the board’s role in corporate strategy and transformation
  • clarify relations between executive and non-executive directors
  • recognize that the governance of risk is a board responsibility
  • ensuring all the directors have the information they need
  • build and maintain an effective governance infrastructure
  • support a competent chairperson and its committees
  • recognize that good governance is not just about compliance
  • build a skills-based board
  • evaluate board and director performance and pursue opportunities for improvement
  • monitor organizational performance

Fund Raising and Setup 

BeNovate has a qualitative and trusted network of investers of all types :

  • Business Angels/Associations
  • Private Equity
  • Venture firms
  • Investment bankers
  • Family offices 
  • etc...

and has also a deep and proven experience in setting-up / managing funds .

We will be happy  to discuss with your growing company and current shareholders on how we can help to get potentially to a next round of investment.

(pre-)Investment Due Dilligence

BeNovate  is engaged in providing our investors partners/clients  Pre-Investment Due Diligence Service.

Our unique expertise in the technology Innovation related industry lies in deeply understanding and evaluating the potential  and viability of the deals helping the investors to manage their investment risk on a more efficent wayAfter this mission, as we are experienced and certified board directors, we can also help the investors  taking for them a non-exec role in the board of directors  of the company. 

At BeNovate you'll find  highly competent and experienced advisors who can quickly determine the effective deals for the clients, based on different parameters, which are for example as follows:  

  • Overall investment strategy fit  
  • Managerial team quality & expertise
  • Product , Service & high level market analysis
  • Associated macroeconomic & industry specific potzential risks
  • Product & process technology choices and related roadmap
  • Competitive advantages/disadvantages 
  • Business/Financila projections & cash flow
  • ...

Startup Jury / Coach

Benovate's advisors are all high trusted, experienced and recognized Startup coaches and jury members with a local till international level exposure.

At  Benovate we have proven experience with both startups and Incubators and are ourselves active, passionate  and successful entrepreneurs.

We partcipate regularly as coiaches or as jury members at events organized by E-Unlimited, Beta-Group, IMinds, Icon, StartupWE, Technoport, Solvay Entrepreneurs, etc... and look forward to see you there or to collaborate with you.

 

 

Innovation & Startup  Days

One of the most exciting activities BeNovate can organize for Corporates to inspire its leadership team and key change agents is the organization of an Innovation & Startup day

This kind of event is following our experience always  extremely productivegetting possibilities to meet and talk to 8 to 10  well selected Startups (having a real meaning/potential for you and your customers) in the same day has a tremendous value for your company  and can save  weeks if not months of market research and helps to stay at market speed making your entreprise at the end more competitive. Corporate employees see also concrete applications of yet or not yet identified needs to create new products, services or change business models and can thus better and quicker build solutions/partnerships to get the coporate strategy implemented more rapidly than competiton could.

BeNovate  will be happy to discuss with you on how we can help to setup this organisation into reality : we have today more than 15O startups and Innovative SMB's in our portfolio/ecosystem : we are convinced that some of them could create a real waouw effect in your teams !

Startup's

 BeNovate can assist Start-Up's with :

  • Business plan assessment and review included GTM and RTM
  • Leadership team coaching
  • Support to business development
  • Fundraising services
  • (Advisory) Board services as independent or shareholder representative (non-exec.) director
  • ...

Investors

BeNovate  is engaged in providing our investors partners/clients  different services like for example Pre-Investment Due Diligence Service.

Our unique expertise in the technology Innovation related industry lies in deeply understanding and evaluating the potential  and viability of the deals helping the investors to manage their investment risk on a more efficent way . After this mission, as we are experienced and certified board directors, we can also help the investors  taking for them a non-exec role in the board of directors  of the company. 

At BeNovate you'll find  highly competent and experienced advisors who can quickly determine the effective deals for the clients, based on different parameters, which are for example as follows:  

  • Overall investment strategy fit  
  • Managerial team quality & expertise
  • Product , Service & high level market analysis
  • Associated macroeconomic & industry specific potzential risks
  • Product & process technology choices and related roadmap
  • Competitive advantages/disadvantages 
  • Business/Financila projections & cash flow
  • ...

Incubators

BeNovate , as trusted coach, helps the Ìncubators for example when new startup's have the opportunity, as a potential entrepreneur under their wing , to create a business model, to develop prototypes, to carry out market research and field trials and, on the basis of these, to present a strategy for commercialization and a financial plan.

Using the results of this process, BeNovate gives to the incubator's managementteam a clear recommendation whether the startup in question is ready to take the next step or not.... 

Corporates


BeNovate can assist medium and large Enterprises / Corporates for example by  :  

  • Setting-up & facilitating strategic Innovation workshops
  • Identifying breakthrough business enabling technologies for your company
  • Defining strategic business plans driven by Innovation/Inno-Preneurship
  • leading, co-leading and managing strategic innovation
  • Provide support to setup new ventures, M&A assistance ...
  • Board Services  (effectiveness, strategy, independent director, ...) 
  • Managing the Innovation Change Program
  • Or simply making innovation happen with you !  
  • ....
 

Others

BeNovate will be eager to listen to your questions / issues related to Business Strategy, Strategic Innovation , Business Transformation, Board Effectiveness & Governance and Leadership .

These are all domains where we can together with our partners & network of trusted experts bring some concrete answers or solutions.

Feel free to send us a mail to info@benovate.biz of call patrick Crasson, managing partner at +352661709501