From the beginning, Novate 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.
Novate 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 Novate, we help you really to "make Innovation Happen" !
We can assist our clients with (some examples) :
Novate 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...)
- 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 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 !
"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.
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
Novate has a qualitative and trusted network of investers of all types :
- Business Angels/Associations
- Private Equity
- Venture firms
- Investment bankers
- Family offices
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.
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.
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 productive : getting 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.
Novate 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 !
Novate 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
Novate is engaged in providing our investors partners/clients different services like for example Pre-Investment Due Diligence Service.
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....
Novate 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 firstname.lastname@example.org of call patrick Crasson, managing partner at +352661709501