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How to start a Startup from inside a Corporation: Staying Positive! | #MakerZone EP.51

In 2016 senior insurance executive Kai Kunze was told he was part of the past and would have to seek another job. By 2018 he was being called startup hero and CEO of the future company. What happened in only two years that could make such a personal turnaround possible? Kai's story is one of positivity, of staying ahead of change, and ultimately of forming a talented team and listening very carefully to customers to create an entirely new market for one of the world's oldest products. Here are Kai's key lessons learned in building Lings, the fastest-growing insurance company in Switzerland.

Here's the truth: Corporations can be a fantastic source of innovation and startups. It's the job of senior management to strip away layers of complexity, blockers, politics and to create a safe environment culturally to unlock that potential. Your talented people will shine through and do the rest for you!


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