Research cooperation of HHL Alumni

Research cooperation of HHL Alumni brings corporate accelerators into teaching

Corporate accelerators have become a frequent phenomenon by many companies also in Germany. With these programs, established companies interact with entrepreneurial start-ups in order to look for innovative products and services.

Dr. Dominik Kanbach (left on the photo), MSc5, completed his doctoral studies at the Chair of Strategic Management and Family Business and conducted several research projects together with Prof. Dr. Stephan Stubner in this growing research area of corporate accelerators. Robin Brohl (right on the photo), alumnus of the MBA class M13, is in operational charge of the SPACELAB, the accelerator of Europe´s leading consumer electronics retailer Media-Saturn-Holding GmbH. Two researchers developed a teaching case study in common research project that brings the topic of corporate accelerators into class room discussions on entrepreneurship in established companies.

Dr. Dominik Kanbach says: “The cooperation for this project is a great example of the lively and valuable HHL alumni network. We want to express our gratitude to the management team of Media-Saturn-Holding and especially Robin Brohl for this great collaboration.”

The teaching case study can be accessed here: www.hhl.de/publication-kanbach/