How We Work And What We Do
Get to know the faces behind Start-up Lab, see what we are doing and the way we are doing it!
The Start-up Lab provides an opportunity for employees to innovate and actively be change agents within the Group. It encourages the kind of thinking that will allow us to stay ahead of the curve by challenging people to present solutions that are digital, agile and creative.
Incubating new ideas will allow us to lay the foundations for the logistics business models of the future.
We are proud to say that our program is global, supporting teams from all over the world
We guide you through the process from getting an idea, validating it all the way to deploying and scaling it and provide targeted support at specific stages for already existing projects.
Design thinking is a human-centred methodology for creating new strategies and solutions that focusses on empathizing with users in order to define their needs and problems. Comprising different phases, it helps us challenge assumptions, develop ideas and test solutions from a user perspective.
Lean start-up is a methodology for quickly identifying whether a business model or product is viable or not. To do this, it uses a mix of business-hypothesis-driven experimentation, iterative product releases, and validated learning.
Agile is a way of working that focusses on iterative development, incremental delivery and ongoing product reassessment. Starting with high value features, development takes place in stages, arriving at the end product after a series of revisions.
We have a network of business, technology and operational experts. Get to know some of our mentors who actively support Start-up Lab and eventually you on your intrapreneurial journey.
Sabine MüllerCEO DHL Consulting
Gina ChungHead of Innovations Americas
Denis NiezgodaRobotics Accelerator Lead
Fidel ThiessenhusenEntrepreneur and Innovation Expert
Matthias HeutgerSVP Innovation & Commercial Development
Stefan PeintnerMentor & Business Model Coach
Marius StarckePartner at WhatAVenture
David SpellenbergSenior Manager Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions
Ben GesingSenior Innovation Manager DHL Customer Solutions & Innovation
Peter MeierCTO/CFO Trailar
It is important to us to challenge and support our startups not only with an internal perspective. Thus, we work with a number of external network partners to provide the best possible combination of skills.
You are interested in joining the Lab? For more information contact us at email@example.com or check our job offers below
We are always on the lookout for talents that can support us on our mission. You are a student with interest in innovation and start-up related topics? Do not hesitate to initiatively send us an application!Learn More
We are constantly striving to expand our network to be able to provide our team more skills and expertise. You are an expert in a logistics, innovation or start-up related field? Feel free to contact us and offer your assistance.Learn More