Entrepreneurship.

Professionalised.

Delivered.

Our Vision

To be the most trusted innovation partner, helping corporations continuously re-invent themselves to lead in a digital world.

Our Mission

Together with our clients we drive corporate reinvention by transforming the core and innovating new business in a way that is second to none.

Best of both worlds

Hybrid expertise

Strategy to action

Best of both worlds: We strongly believe that the combination of both outperforms each individually

Hybrid expertise: Our team combines a pragmatic entrepreneurial mindset with four critical expertise areas.

Startup & Exploration Experience

We have built our own startups and digital innovations and know what it takes.

Consulting Experience

We have multi-year experience in top-tier management consulting and run a professional process.

Technology & Digitalization Experience

We bring expertise in digital innovation and technology transformation with a track record of successful projects.

Corporate Experience

We know corporates inside-out and work effectively across all management levels.

Strategy to action: We drive corporate reinvention end-to-end to transform the core and innovate new business

Strategy

We define and implement digital transformation agendas & innovation strategies

Strategy

Organisation

We design and build digital labs & intrapreneurship programs

Organisation

Process

We ideate and build digital innovations & corporate startups

Process

Culture

We build and train digital workforce & capabilities

Culture

What our clients are saying

Stephan Moltzen

Chief Digital Officer, talanx Bancassurance Deutschland

"Excubate combines industry expertise with digitisation and innovation expertise. We appreciate Excubate's professional, structured and pragmatic approach as well as the impulses it has brought to talanx in the context of its multiple business model developments."

Mirco Pinske

Head of Sales Marketing, Dortmunder Energie- und Wasserversorgung GmbH (DEW21)

„Excubate has successfully accompanied us in the development of new innovative business models. The combination of entrepreneurial pragmatism, in-depth innovation know-how and cross-industry experience has massively accelerated the development process."

Dr. Wolfgang Faisst

CEO SAP Exchange Media

„SAP XM is a SAP corporate startup, set out to re-invent the advertising industry by establishing a new digital ad buying model that connects ad buyers and sellers directly. The Excubate team helped us with their deep corporate innovation expertise and effective „excubation“ approach to design some critical elements of our business setup within SAP."

We believe in 8 paradigms of corporate digital innovation

#1

Digitisation is not a strategy

Strategy involves choice. There is neither a choice about doing digitization or not, nor about its extent. Today, companies only exploit about 20% of the Internet's available potential. You need to manage a phase of professionalism during which it will not suffice anymore to build a few apps to show innovation skill and will.

#2

What got you here won't get you there

Internet technologies redefine industries and replace today's economies of scale with platform economics - no single corporate will manage this transition within their silo. Open up to smart partnering across industries, go beyond a siloed mindset and exploit platform economics.

#3

CEOs are CEOs again

Digitisation is the most significant change since industrialisation. Middle management alone will not solve this with current grass root initiatives. It requires direction and budgets from the top - and CEOs to act like Chief Entrepreneurs again.

#4

Results eat words

Stop talking about digital agendas and actually start implementing a structured approach to digitally transform your business - such as a Startup Campus. Exhibit bias for action versus just wondering and planning.

#5

From steam engine to team engine

There is nothing more crucial to digitisation success than an entrepreneurial-minded team. Build effective teams with internal and external talents and incentivise them differently from today.

#6

There is no silver bullet

Classical innovation approaches will not work anymore. Neither do incubators and accelerators of the past. Take a differentiated perspective on capabilities and strengths and source them best of breed, from the corporate and startup worlds.

#7

Portfolio management is king

Neither Unicorns nor Bunnies will deliver sufficiently on digitisation. Apply a smart funnel and portfolio management with 10-15 corporate startups, aspiring to deliver +1% additional revenue each.

#8

Scaling is the new execution

Don't just focus on exploration execution. Global Scaling is the make-or-break phase for a corporate startup that needs to be managed most carefully and corporate resources need to shift from classical execution to new business scaling.

Excubate Founders

Dr. Markus Anding

Co-Founder and Managing Director

Having been an Entrepreneur for 20 years while also being grounded in the Management Consulting space with more than 12 years of experience, Markus covers both perspectives, the Corporate and Startup worlds extensively and has hands-on experience in both. He has worked internationally across a broad set of industries and connects the dots between them. With an academic Background in Information Systems and Management, he brings deep understanding of Technologies, Software and Digitisation to solve our clients‘ Digital Innovation challenges.

Tammo Ganders

Co-Founder and Managing Director

Tammo is a passionate innovator for more than 20 years. He managed multiple projects for global leaders across industries helping their top management and teams to build new (digital) businesses „like a startup“. Starting his career as a marketing manager at a leading global logistics provider followed by 15+ years as an experienced management consultant and serial entrepreneur, he knows the strengths and weaknesses of both sides – the startup and corporate world. He is a frequent speaker and lecturer at various universities and management conferences.

Excubate Team Members

Dr. Markus Anding

Co-Founder & Partner

Tammo Ganders

Co-Founder & Partner

Thomas Olbrich

Associate Partner

Nicole Möller

Manager

Stephan Buschhüter

Project Leader

Sandra Anna Schwarz

Project Leader

Lars Olbrich

Senior Consultant

Nikolas Sobania

Senior Consultant

Felizitas Wenzel

Consultant

John Amann

Consultant

Lena Walter

Consultant

Jan Hartung

Consultant

Kevin Kahleys

Consultant

Dr. Cristina Casao

Jr Consultant

Tim Latz

Associate Consultant

Tim Fugmann

Associate Consultant

Lukas Lanz

Associate Consultant

Caroline Uhl

HR Specialist

Antje Seidensticker

Assistant