e&Co. hosts European Startup Launch Event together with Honda Innovations.
Corporate meets startup: In the middle of Berlin, the designated startup capital of Europe, the management consultancy e&Co. hosted together with Honda Innovations, the global open innovation hub of the Honda Group, an event with around 80 VCs, corporate innovators, founders and startup managers, as well as selected representatives from the Berlin digital ecosystem. It was Honda's official launch event in Europe to showcase the global accelerator program and existing collaboration activities with startups.
e&Co. has been successfully working with the R&D divisions of the Honda Group in Japan and Europe for several years and has now been able to provide its strong network in the European startup and venture scene as part of the event. For instance, Mohamed Sayed, the CEO of Heuro Labs, an artificial intelligence-focused Berlin tech startup and strategic partner of e&Co., was among the participants and presenters. Dr. Engelbert Wimmer, CEO of e&Co., gave a keynote speech on the Digital Value Economy at the interface between corporate and startup, and lead through an exciting panel discussion on designing efficient collaboration models between traditional and agile organizations. In addition to two representatives from the startup scene, Nick Sugimoto, the CEO of Honda Innovations in Silicon Valley, also took part in the panel.
"It was a great success for all sides. We are very proud to have organized such an important launch event for Honda and we look forward to further expanding our joint open innovation activities in Europe.” (Geza Brugger, e&Co. AG)