EP 62 – The Mentor Perspective on Startups with Jörg Hellwig
Today our guest Jörg Hellwig, an active angel investor, is here to share his insights with you! Having had experience as a chief digital officer, co-founder, and investor, he has valuable insights that you can benefit from!
The different perspectives Jörg encountered make this podcast so valuable for aspiring entrepreneurs. Learn about:
– the challenges and benefits of change in corporates
– How one of the first B2B marketplaces in the chemical industry was founded
– And what it’s like helping inexperienced founders
We hope you enjoy the episode and feel free to leave questions in the comments that would interest you in future episodes!
(0:58) Intro by Dries
(2:50) Jörgs Intro into his life
(4:15) What does LANXESS do?
(5:40) What was your initial goal at LANXESS?
(8:30) What LANXESS is all about summary
(9:45) LANXESS is not the typical corporate company
(11:00) Board members in corporates
(12:25) Main reasons why corporates should not transform themselves
(13:00) How did you overcome the resistance to change in the corporate?
(17:50) What skills should people have to excel in the digital age?
(21:05) What is CheMondis, and why did you found it?
(27:30) How was it for competitors using your platform?
(30:18) Challenges of building a B2B platform?
(34:30) How do you decide into which startups to invest as an angel investor?
(36:00) Secret checklist in what people you invest into?
(40:30) Where do you see room for improvements in digitalization in startups?
(43:30) What advice would you give your younger self?
(47:00) Books and Podcast recommendations
(48:00) What is your approach to networking?
(51:40) Thank you for your insights!