As an owner-managed consultancy, venture.idea has been a trusted companion of managers in established companies for over ten years. Based on broad practical experience and its own research and teaching on strategy, innovation and organization, the selected team of top-class experts offers established companies tailored support on the most pressing issues of the future.

Florian Lanzer

Partner and Co-Director of the Center for Innovation at SGMI Management Institute St. Gallen
"Florian Lanzer puts himself in the complex challenges of today's world and meets them with simplicity"

Lucas Sauberschwarz

Managing Partner and Director of the Center for Innovation at SGMI Management Institut St. Gallen
"Lucas Sauberschwarz speaks the language of board members and helps sort out their thoughts"

Dr. Lysander White

Partner and Researcher at HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management
"As a 'researching entrepreneur', Lysander Weiß provides groundbreaking impulses from the connection between science and practice"

The partner

Lucas Sauberschwarz, Lysander Weiß and Florian Lanzer are the partners of venture.idea, authors and leading experts for strategy, innovation, and organization. After profound practical experience as entrepreneurs and in large companies, they dedicate themselves to the relevant future issues of established companies in consulting projects with venture.idea. In particular, they use the latest findings from their own research, which is regularly published in professional journals (e.g. Management Review Quarterly), in the press (e.g. Forbes, Capital, WirtschaftsWoche) and specialist books (e.g. Vahlen-Verlag, SpringerNature, Haufe). They also hone their expertise in teaching at numerous universities and in executive education, such as at the SGMI Management Institut St. Gallen. With their expertise at the interface between theory and practice, they are also popular keynote speakers for high-profile conferences and corporate events (e.g. Personal der Zukunft, Horasis, Facebook Grow, NKF).

The company

Since its foundation in 2012, venture.idea has been able to establish itself as a specialized management consultancy for strategy, innovation and organization. Thus, the company was awarded by WirtschaftsWoche as Germany's best medium-sized consultancy for innovation & growth (2018) as well as for strategy (2019). In addition, venture.idea has been included in the list of the "Best Management Consultants in Germany" by BrandEins magazine since 2020 and won the "Top Consultant" award for outstanding consulting services in the German SME sector in 2022. This proves the lasting quality of the numerous projects in more than 30 industries, and the high satisfaction of more than 70 customers from large corporations, established medium-sized companies and innovative scale-ups.