• Innovation Journeys

    Innovation Journeys, in their simplest forms, are customized field trips. However, they are also about finding the future in the present. In a bespoke Innovation Journey, we meet with founders, investors and thought leaders. The goal is to explore new emerging technologies, products and services and provide fresh perspectives and ideas for your business.


    Every Innovation Journey is bespoke based on your goals.


    Innovation Radar

    Tell us what you are looking for. In a phone conversation we discuss the Key Themes and purpose of the Innovation Journey.


    Long List

    Matchlabn provides a long list of suggested startups and experts with whom to meet.



    Following discussion of this Long List, Matchlabn prioritizes and curates the program. The detailed agenda is sent to the client.



    A Matchlabn representative accompanies the group, facilitates all meetings and debriefs sessions.


    Here are a few examples of our Innovation Journeys our clients have enjoyed!

  • Martin Nitsche

    President of German Direct Marketing Association

    "For now the third time, Simone Lis curated an unforgettable DDV Innovation Journey to Los Angeles and CES. After having explored Silicon Valley with her in previous years, she showed us the latest startup ecosystem in Silicon Beach: it was a great combination of exciting company visits such as YouTube, BadVR and Snapchat, newest retail and restaurant concepts and VR experiences. Every tour has been carefully designed and customized to the group’s interest. This makes her tours so unique and her engagement so passionate - that’s also why we continue to offer these West Coast "DialogTours” to our members.”

    Marcus Wailersbacher,


    "...we were delighted to work with Simone Lis

    to support us with curating and organizing a
    Fashion Innovation Journe that
    DEFACTO and
    were hosting together. (...)

    So when our C-level tour kicked off, it was thanks to Simone that many doors opened up, from business clubs to startups and one of the leading universities. (...) The journey was a
    great success, all participants rated this trip a
    valuable top-tier experience.”

    Ulrich Schaefer,

    Chief Business-Editor
    Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Co-Author "Deutschland Digital" & Kolumnist "Das deutsche Valley".

    "Whilst researching our new German book

    "Germany digital: Our answer to
    Silicon Valley"
    in San Francisco we met
    Simone Lis, a corporate innovation
    expert. Simone not only combines being a
    German native with a California resident
    who understands cultural values, but she
    was able to explain in an inspiring way
    the secrets of Silicon Valley.”

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