We enable innovation with our products and services.

  • Wien Energie

We love innovation

We are a team of innovation experts who believe in the combination of corporate power with startup agility. Our tools and services enable corporate innovation teams and startups to accelerate their business ideas in a successful and sustainable way.

Innovation Strategy

Every company is unique. We assess your innovation readiness and build a customized innovation strategy with and for you.

Corporate Innovation

With our validated services and programs, we help you set up and execute sustainable innovation activities.

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Innovation Tools

Our products and tools guide corporate teams and startups from business idea to success.

How we work

We unlock the innovation potential of leading organizations by applying processes that are validation-driven, result-oriented, and scalable. Our acceleration process was created together with leading accelerators, international universities and was enhanced by the learnings from supporting more than 2,000 corporate innovation teams and startups.

  • Entrepreneurial mindset
  • Validation-driven
  • Result-oriented
  • We understand corporates

We help corporates to innovate like startups

From a holistic corporate accelerator to individual innovation activities – we help you to execute your innovation activities and get our hands dirty for you. We either support your existing innovation department with know-how and sustainable tools or we support your organization with full-service innovation management.
Fail, learn, and iterate is not only a slogan.



Unleash the innovation potential of your employees by setting up the needed structures and education. Let them become innovation drivers inside your company.

Empower your employees

Corporate Startup Engagement (CSE)

Corporate Startup Engagement

Startups are a great source for new technologies and business ideas but collaboration is not always easy, we are here to help.

Access external innovation

Innovation Training & Education

Training & Education

Sustainably change your employees’ mindsets with training and education. We equip them with the methods and skills for successful innovation.

Equip your employees

Our services


Develop an innovation strategy that produces results.


We find the right startups, technologies, and trends for your innovation goals.

Team Building
& Idea Generation

Build joint teams around selected ideas, technologies, and employees that are keen to produce results.

& Acceleration

Validate business ideas by testing hypotheses, getting customer feedback, and accelerate to success.

& Scaling

Get your idea or technology on the road and build a profitable business.

Scouting World

Startup Scouting

We believe in the combination of startup agility and corporate power. Startups need infrastructure, access to markets, and know-how, while corporates need new products and services to stay competitive. We find the perfect startups in your search field.

  • Large startup database
  • 3,000+ applications worldwide
  • Huge network of multipliers
  • All verticals & industries

Innovation Platform

Manage, guide and educate all your innovation teams. Our Innovation Platform is the online solution for your intrapreneurship and innovation programs.

  • Ideation: Collect, review and validate ideas
  • Incubation: Build & validate your idea in 6 steps
  • Proven methods: Business Model Canvas & Blue Ocean Diagram included
  • Empower Self Learning: Best-practice examples and inspiration

Global innovation offices

We are an international player in the exciting board game called Innovation with a global network of experts, startups, mentors, and academic institutions.

Austria  Germany  Italy  Peru

Our products

Our products & tools empower to innovate.

Innovation Platform
Our web-based tool empowers your employees to innovate. Collaboratively and globally, from business idea to success.

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Innovation Box
Innovation Box
Guiding your idea to success. Learn and apply all the successful startup methodology from one box and kick-start your ideas.

Look inside the box

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WhatAVenture really got our employees’ attention, motivated them to leave their comfort zone and gave them the courage to simply try out ideas – and that was the exact goal!

Martina Tagunoff
Innovation Manager, ÖAMTC

It was an excellent keynote speech on guiding business ideas to investment-readiness, as part of our Executive Innovation Program. Thanks to the profound theoretical knowledge and vivid examples, our top-level management obtained deep insights into business modelling in the field of mobility.

Yvonne Pirkner
Open Innovation Project Leader, ÖBB
Dr. Florian Pomper

Innovation is of major importance to us in order to give people in need the best support and care possible. With the support of WhatAVenture we were able to significantly develop our innovation management further. WhatAVenture perfectly understood our needs and developed sustainable strategies, processes and tools in a joint effort with our team following lean innovation principles.

Dr. Florian Pomper
Innovation Manager, Caritas Wien


Corporate Clients

Wien Energie
Salzburg AG
Deutsche Post DHL Group
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bank
A1 Telekom Austria Group

Initiatives & Institutions

Wirtschaftskammer Österreich
Startup Live
IDM Südtirol
Standortagentur Tirol


Modul University Vienna
Chambre des Metiers
Hawai'i Pacific University
Point Loma Nazarene University
University of Mannheim
Universität Innsbruck