On Deck Corporate Innovation

Level up with world-class Corporate Innovation leaders

On Deck Corporate Innovation (ODCI) is a lifelong community for Corporate Innovation and Strategy leaders to exchange ideas on future-proofing, work with startups, and build a network of like-minded peers.

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JOIN FELLOWS WORKING AT
BNP Paribas
JP Morgan
Starbucks
Walmart
Nike
REI

Join a trusted community of Corporate Innovation leaders

Our members are ambitious and experienced Directors, VPs and Heads of Strategy and Innovation at world-class organizations who can support you throughout your career. They come from diverse backgrounds and they all share a strong spirit of service.

Sahil Jain
Sahil Jain
Program Director, Innovation Studios
Matthieu Soulé
Matthieu Soulé
Head of C.Lab Americas
Nicolas Sauvage
Nicolas Sauvage
President
Puja Samuels
Puja Samuels
Head of Ideation, Innovation, Area X
Ken Zakalik
Ken Zakalik
Head of Product, Valiant Labs
Keenan Corrigan
Keenan Corrigan
Senior Program Manager, Path Ahead Ventures
Mordecai
Mordecai
Principal
Andrew Ohm
Andrew Ohm
Head of Discover and Design
Tam Lisa Danier
Tam Lisa Danier
Founder: Designer
Fareena Contractor
Fareena Contractor
Director, Emerging Technology

A meaningful community to fall back upon whenever you need

Get ongoing access to a global, diverse, industry-agnostic network that unlocks creative solutions and sparks personal and professional growth

Exclusive access to highly-curated, enterprise-ready startups

On Deck’s network includes 650+ vetted companies (and counting!). We help navigate communication, ideation, collaboration, and deals across both sides of the market

Scale up your career and develop professionally

Access practical frameworks, templates, and resources tailored to the core innovation work of alliance building and navigating internal politics

Here’s why fellows are excited about On Deck Corporate Innovation

Tam Danier
Tam Danier
Founder: Designer, Tam Lisa Danier, LLC
ODF4

Where else can you find the power of a hyper-focused community of like-minded individuals who have valuable wisdom to share on a networking platform? OnDeck looks like the platform where ideas are sparked, connections are made, and deals are done. I'm into that!

Fareena Contractor
Fareena Contractor
Director, International Emerging Technology, Walmart
ODF4

It’s tiring. It can get lonely. You being to question your sanity…

The innovator’s dilemma is real. Over time, corporate inertia has extinguished some of the brightest lights. Which is why I believe every innovator needs a strong support group of like-minded dreamers. ODCI is that group.

Sahil Jain
Sahil Jain
Program Director, Innovation Studios, Newlab
ODF4

Multinationals have the breadth to reach humans and identify their problems; entrepreneurs take this one step further and create disruptive value. Corporate innovators sit at the intersection of these two personas, helping large enterprises embody an entrepreneurial mindset to scale change.

I'm excited to join ODCI to exchange ideas and best practices with likeminded thought leaders in the Corporate Innovation space! I'm looking forward to learning and applying new innovation design frameworks to opportunities and challenges we face in areas such as climate change and public health.

Matthieu Soulé
Matthieu Soulé
Head of C.Lab Americas, BNP Paribas
ODF4

In the age of climate change and the necessary new alliances for large corporations with startups, connecting with other innovative organizations and peers in different industries is a unique ressource. I am looking forward to share, connect and learn with a vibrant community and the global On Deck family.

Kevin Ye
Kevin Ye
Partner, Mach49
ODF4

The emerging role of corporations in supporting global innovation cannot be understated, and it is heartening to see so many enterprises that are actively striving to become respected and steadfast contributors to the venture world. Corporate venturing is here to stay, and I'm so excited to play a role in guiding and supporting the next generation of corporate stewards who want to bring forth more innovation into the world.

Ken Zakalik
Ken Zakalik
Head of Product, Valiant Labs, Nike
ODF4

Across the innovation landscape, there are so many companies facing similar innovation challenges. I am excited about the opportunity to work with other innovation leaders across various industries to understand solutions that worked to solve problems or cross barriers, novel ways to approach challenges, understand what’s emerging on the horizon, and network with potential to create something new.

Puja Samuel
Puja Samuel
Head of Ideation, JP Morgan
ODF4

Inspiring innovation is not a simple task. I am thrilled to be a part of the brain trust ODCI has established and to help shape corporate innovation practices more broadly.

Keenan Corrigan
Keenan Corrigan
Senior Program Manager, Path Ahead Ventures, REI Co-op
ODF4

While the work can be exciting and impactful, working in the innovation space at a company can feel lonely. And for that reason, I am so thrilled to be a part of ODCI and have the opportunity to connect with peers who understand the challenges and triumphs in corporate innovation! THIS is the community I’ve been looking for and I can’t wait to get started.

Nicolas Sauvage
Nicolas Sauvage
President, TDK Ventures
ODF4

I look forward to helping build this new community of entrepreneurs and pre-entrepreneurs from the ground up. We like to call entrepreneurs the ultimate "impact scalers", and ODCI is an opportunity to build support for venture capital to even further scale the impact of these up and coming startups in their journey to deliver innovative solutions for the world's biggest challenges. This is what corporate venture is all about.

Mordecai
Mordecai
Principal, Mordecai Inc. - Innovation Consultancy
ODF4

To truly disrupt global business we must work together. As Innovation leaders each of us have the ability to transform our organizations, to bring new ideas, cultures, and technologies into these spaces, to build out rather than in. What I look forward to with the launch of ODCI is the opportunity to share skills, practices, failures, and successes on the road to real change within our employers/clients and our own outlooks.

Andrew Ohm
Andrew Ohm
Head of Discover+Design, Starbucks Coffee Company
ODF4

I am joining ODCI because I believe pan-industry peer collaboration holds significant power in addressing global challenges through innovation. I believe ODCI will help amplify the positive impact I make and my leadership potential by expanding my innovation toolkit and network. I am most looking forward to meeting fellow innovation leaders who share my passion for creative problem solving and experience + business design.

Who should apply?

On Deck Corporate Innovation is for Corporate Innovation and Strategy leaders with a mandate to build and scale transformation, innovation & intrapreneurship projects at large companies. 

ODCI is perfect for you if...
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You are an experienced Senior Manager, Director, VP or Head of Corporate Innovation and/or Strategy at a large company (500+ employees)
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You have a specific mandate to grow innovation capacity and culture, build and incubate new ideas and businesses or to create inorganic growth through investing in and acquiring startups
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You are willing to share your experiences, challenge assumptions, expand your perspectives, and raise the bar for yourself and others.
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ODCI is not a fit if…
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You are an independent consultant or service provider or you’re currently working on innovative ideas at a startup
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You work in a general strategy or operations role, and do not have a specific mandate to work on innovation and collaborate with startups
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You don’t think you’ll be able to exchange your time, knowledge, and support with others in the On Deck community

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Kevin Ye
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Tam Lisa Danier
Tam Lisa Danier, LLC
Tam Lisa Danier
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Mordecai
Mordecai Inc. - Innovation Consultancy
Mordecai
How Innovation Has Failed Us & How We Make It Work

Everything you need to accelerate your career, for years to come

On Deck Corporation Innovation is a lifelong community with a 4-week immersive onboarding to help you build lasting relationships from Day 1.
Application Process
Fill out the application form to be considered for the ODCI Membership
We review each application, putting special emphasis on our core values
Successful candidates will be invited to an interview with the ODCI Program Director
4-Week Onboarding
Welcome aboard! The next 4 weeks is an opportunity to get immersed into the community and learn how to navigate On Deck to achieve your goals for the years ahead!
Attend kick-off and orientation sessions
Meet up with your curated connections
Focus on specific learning outcomes with deep-dive educational modules
Join community mixers and build meaningful connections with your ODCI peers

Lifelong Community

The onboarding is just the beginning! After orientation, you'll continue. to benefit from ongoing access to everything your ODCI membership has to offer:
Education tracks designed and led by leaders you know and respect
Signature sessions with world-class speakers
Mastermind sessions with trusted peers
Access to the On Deck Directory
Social and networking events
Community-led workshops
Curated connections with other members
Opportunity to explore other options within the On Deck ecosystem

Apply to On Deck Corporate Innovation

ODCI Membership is $5,000/year. If accepted, we’ll work with you to help expense through L&D. Payment plans available.
JOIN FELLOWS WORKING AT
BNP Paribas
JP Morgan
Starbucks
Walmart
Nike
REI

What does a typical month at ODCI look like?

Programming for ODCI is 1-4 hours per week. You can dive into everything, or take a step back when you’re too busy. The community will be there for you.

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Apply to On Deck Corporate Innovation

ODCI Membership is $5,000/year. If accepted, we’ll work with you to help expense through L&D. Payment plans available.
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FAQ

Who should apply?

To be a good fit for ODCI:

  • You are probably a Senior Manager, Director, VP or Head of Corporate Innovation and/or Strategy with 8+ years of relevant experience who would benefit from authentic relationships forged with like-minded corporate innovators.
  • Your title and duties likely include innovation, strategy, corporate development, corporate venture, labs, transformation, research & development, or future of X.
  • You ideally have a mandate to build and scale innovation projects (especially with startups!) to grow, future-proof, or transform your company.
  • You are open to seeking the support, coaching, and mentorship required to scale yourself and your company, all within a discrete and confidential environment.
  • You are willing to share your experiences, challenge assumptions, expand your perspectives, and raise the bar for yourself and others. You’re committed to lifelong learning and a spirit of service to others.
I already have a great network and limited time for other commitments. What can ODCI provide that I can’t find elsewhere?

ODCI is a community unlike any you’ve come across - it connects top-tier Corporate Innovation leaders from all over the world who are building world class teams for which playbooks don’t exist, and who would benefit most from learning and growing together.

We curate all programming and connections to maximize your value and time spent during the fellowship. You can dive into everything the fellowship has to offer, or opt in only to what best suits your goals and time. Membership comes with unparalleled access to our network of startups - our track record of launching 650+ companies now worth over $5 billion in the last 2 years will only continue to grow with the launch of our new accelerator ODX.

Whether you are an Innovation Lab leader at a Fortune 500 or a VP of Strategy at a scale-up, ODCI will provide you with the opportunity to exchange practical frameworks and build deep connections with a highly-curated group of peers.

What is the time commitment?

Expect 2-3 hours per week of programming for the first 4 weeks (it’s up to you how much you join!), followed by 1-4 hours/month for the remainder of the year. The fellowship is designed for you to opt-in to what suits your goals and time. We recognize that everyone in the community is a time-scarce and we aim to accommodate as best as we can while respecting our fellows’ time.

Are there scholarships or financing options available?

Our goal is to make the Fellowship accessible to the absolute best talent, no matter their financial situation. Please reach out to us at odci@beondeck.com to discuss your personal situation.

All Fellows have the option to pay in four monthly installments (with no interest or additional charges). We also have a limited number of scholarships available thanks to our Access Fund. Information about scholarship applications will be provided to accepted Fellows closer to the kickoff date.

Is this a fully remote program? Can I participate from anywhere in the world?

Yes - ODCI will be run entirely remotely. This enables participation from all corners of the world. We've mastered the playbook for building engaging remote communities through multiple On Deck fellowships and will apply the same approach here.

As the year progresses, we’ll be hosting offline events like dinners, small gatherings, and retreats in major cities, but the core Fellowship will remain a remote-first experience.

What happens after the first year of membership?

After one year of membership, you will have the opportunity to renew your membership. If you choose not to renew your membership, you will no longer have access to On Deck platforms, networks, and content. To regain access, you’ll have to re-apply for a future fellowship.

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