We don't do innovation interventions.
We help you launch startups that matter.

 
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Frame your challenge. generate OPPORTUNITIES.

DESIGN THINKING BLITZ

The Blitz is an intense, hands-on, action-oriented, design-thinking experience that provides client teams with a challenge, a framework, a set of lenses, practices, interactions, insights, and methods that will help them explore, define, and commit to driving innovation, includes the experts, designers, and makers critical to creating disruptive new ventures.

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Disruptour

Disruptour is an intense, hands-on, action-oriented, four-day blitz of Silicon Valley innovation and ingenuity that starts with visits to venture capital firms, start-ups, peers and experts — and ends with a Blitz, focused on deriving significant insights and generating actionable plans. Corporate tourists need not apply.

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INCUBATE VENTURES USING YOUR INTERNAL TALENT

Incubate

12 weeks @mach49. Immerse your team in Silicon Valley's ecosystem, leverage the network and use lean startup methods to validate customer desirability, determine product/service feasibility and assess business viability. Active mothership management ensures startups reach escape velocity.

 

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How it Works

Month / 1  Testing Customer Desirability

Who are we building for?

What are the key pain points and desires of our target users?

What is the art of the possible and what does 'great' look like?

Month / 2  Determining Product/Service Feasibility

How do we solve the key pain points (or fulfill key desires) of our target users?

What initial solution do we bring to market, and in what order do we build additional features?

Can we build the desired solutions?

Month / 3  Assessing Business Viability

How will we make money?

How will we build the business and track progress?

How will we reach our customers and beat our competition?

Demo Day  Business and Execution Plan

Scale of the Opportunity
Value Proposition
Product – MVP / Vision
Prototypes
Business Model
Go-To-Market
Identifying / Mitigating Risks
Why We Win
Operating Plan

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ManagING the Mothership

Show Guts

Fully embrace trends and digital disruption
Get serious about unleashing their talent
Tolerate risk + failure
Continuously fund a portfolio of small bets

Move Fast

Free intrapreneurs to make customer- driven decisions quickly
Leverage core assets and competencies
Urgency—12 weeks is all you need to incubate new ventures and make a fund/no fund decision

Think Fresh

What is getting in the way of creating, and launching new ventures?

Metrics
Governance
Compensation
Resource Allocation
Policies
Procedures
Politics

ACCELERATE

We help you focus on scaling newly funded businesses. Teams can either accelerate at home with a corporate sponsor or mach49 can provide continued support and network to develop the product/service, recruit additional talent, close first customers and scale the operation to critical mass.

 
 

INCUBATE VENTURES USING THE MACH49 TEAM

MACHSTUDIO

Mach49's experienced entrepreneurs and domain experts will develop your new venture in our MachStudio incubator using Silicon Valley best practices — getting to fund / no-fund and build, buy, partner and/or invest decisions  — in just 12 weeks.

The Benefits?

Innovate through balance sheet investments vs. P&L expense.
Purpose-built ventures that target your specific challenge.
New ventures designed and launched by successful entrepreneurs using proven Silicon Valley methods.
Faster market validation and execution of new ventures.
Cost-effective opportunity to create and launch a new venture.
Strategic insights from sensor network and best practice learning from venture execution — captured and shared.

 
 
 

CREATE A WORLD-CLASS CORPORATE VENTURE CAPITAL GROUP

Corporate Venturing

Mach49 will help you design, launch and manage a world-class corporate venture unit — augmenting the capabilities of your existing talent and providing our experience, expertise, real-time knowledge, network leverage, and deep ecosystem access to bring you inside Silicon Valley's "walled garden" and ensure you succeed.

Critical Components and Activities

We will help you build the critical components and activities required to create a solid corporate venturing foundation:

Mission
Key components of strategy
Strategic message
Performance metrics and value realization
Legal and Term Sheet strategies
Fund/no-fund criteria
Decision and advisory boards
Outreach strategy
Sensor network

We'll help you manage all phases of the corporate venture lifecycle:

Pre-investment
Investment
Post-investment

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Case Study — JetBlue Technology Ventures

 
 
 

DEVELOP YOUR NEXT-GENERATION OF DIGITAL DISRUPTORS

AND Spread the ideas and insights across your TEAM and organization

The Growth Fellows Program is designed to provide next-generation leadership with the insights, tools, connections and lessons to fully embrace digital disruption and become leading corporate innovators.

EXTEND AND ACCELERATE YOUR LEADERSHIP MODEL WITH SILICON VALLEY BEST PRACTICES

Growth Fellows head home with a set of tools, a sense of urgency and a plan to teach and provoke their colleagues and department to actively drive and support innovation. Growth fellows will become the core of an internal entrepreneurial ecosystem with the sense of urgency and ability to create, launch and build new ventures on an on-going basis.