October 30, 2019
Bestselling Author, CEO, and Founder of Outthinker, Dr. Kaihan Krippendorff, Joins Coplex as a Senior Advisor
Coplex, a Venture Builder that partners with industry experts, entrepreneurs, and corporate innovators to start high-growth tech companies, and Outthinker, an innovation consulting firm, today announced they have formed a strategic partnership. The two organizations are collaborating to enable established businesses to play a part in the innovation and disruption of their industries.
In addition to the partnership, Outthinker CEO and founder Dr. Kaihan Krippendorff is joining Coplex as a senior advisor. In this role, Krippendorff will directly support Coplex corporate clients with finding breakthrough ideas from within and breaking down cultural barriers preventing these companies from transforming and thriving in today’s era of fast-paced disruptive technological change.
“This partnership is a perfect match and paves the way for us to work together to help companies generate unique ideas that solve problems in the marketplace and create high-growth technology ventures,” said Zach Ferres, CEO, Coplex. “We also feel very fortunate to welcome Kaihan to Coplex as a senior advisor. He is widely considered a visionary that can imagine future possibilities for organizations and help them see the big picture. His diverse background and insight will be instrumental in helping our corporate innovators succeed.”
Dr. Krippendorff is an internationally recognized thought leader and sought-after keynote speaker on the topics of business strategy, growth, transformation, and innovation, and is short-listed by Thinkers50 as one of the eight most influential innovation experts in the world today. He serves numerous Fortune 500 companies across technology, retail, media, and financial services. His innovation ideas have generated over $2.5 billion in new annual revenue for his clients. Dr. Krippendorff is also a consultant with Wharton Executive Education and faculty member of Florida International University. An accomplished author, his latest book titled “Driving Innovation from Within: A Guide for Internal Entrepreneurs (Columbia Business School Publishing) is now available on Amazon.
With this partnership, we’re enabling these successful companies to capture the innovation in the minds of their teams and leverage their unfair advantages.
“Coplex and Outthinker share the same belief that unlocking innovation is the key for organizations to survive and thrive in this technology-driven, connected, and fast-paced world,” said Dr. Krippendorff. “The best ideas exist within the walls of existing enterprises. With this partnership, we’re enabling these successful companies to capture the innovation in the minds of their teams and leverage their unfair advantages to create venture portfolios capable of generating outsized returns.”
As part of the partnership, the first collaboration is the launch of a Gazelles Growth Institute master course series made up of nine weeks of bite-sized actionable videos, a high-quality editable workbook, and self-assessments throughout the program. The first course titled “Outthink the Competition” with a bonus module by Ferres tilted “Bringing Breakthrough Ideas to Action” is open for enrollment now here, with a start date of October 30. Participants who complete the course can expect to accelerate their growth rates by up to 120%.
Outthinker is a growth strategy consulting firm that collaborates with businesses to step out into the future to execute with clarity today. Founded in 2004 by a team of McKinsey consultants who realized traditional strategic planning approaches constrained innovative and strategic thinking, Outthinker has applied its growth strategy process to more than 300 companies. Its clients have included hundreds of midsized firms with ambitions to significantly amplify their impact, and many of the largest companies in the world, including Citibank, United Technologies, QVC, Johnson & Johnson, and Microsoft.
Coplex is a Venture Builder that partners with industry experts, entrepreneurs, and corporate innovators to start high-growth tech companies. Coplex assembles world-class teams, partners them with expert startup builders, and empowers them with a proven program. Coplex has started over 50 tech companies since 2017 and has been featured in USA Today, The Washington Post, VentureBeat, Inc, Forbes, NPR, and Entrepreneur.
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