Winning in the new World of Digital Competition
Kickstart Digital is an open digital innovation practice focused on emerging technology.
We connect enterprise transformation leaders with digital innovators, entrepreneurs and investors to bring breakthrough products, platforms and experiences to life.
- We help enterprises create digital innovation strategies, solutions and capabilities
- We help technology developers commercialize powerful new inventions and ideas
- We help startups generate focus, traction, scale and funding
- We help strategic and financial investors strengthen deal flow and portfolio performance
Catalyzing Digital Breakthroughs
Digital Transformation is dominating headlines and corporate agendas these days. But most Digital Transformation efforts are focused on improving existing IT, Marketing and Operational capabilities and activities—a critical but incomplete set of innovation investments.
In fact, it is the revolutionary changes in products, value propositions and business models, often catalyzed by newly emerging technologies, that shake up industries and produce outsized gains and permanent losses.
Breakthrough digital innovation is fundamentally different from incremental improvements made with established tools, techniques and service providers. It involves a distinct set of strategic principles and possibilities. It requires unique management approaches and new technology skills. And it is propelled by technologies produced across an increasingly vast and dynamic digital innovation ecosystem.
So, to fully capitalize on the promise of breakthrough digital innovation and avoid its perils, established enterprises need to acquire dedicated strategic expertise, ecosystem connections and emerging technology development capabilities.
On the other hand, to realize the full potential of their inventions, ideas and technological prowess, emerging technology developers and startups need to generate dynamic yet focused strategies, strong commercialization skills and ready access to early adopters, high impact partners and advantageous capital.
And, lastly, to maximize the value of their investment portfolios, strategic and financial investors need access to breakthrough opportunities, emerging technology commercialization skills and collaborative innovation models that improve the odds, speed and degree of success.
Kickstart Digital provides these capabilities for enterprises, developers and investors alike, bringing all sides of the digital innovation ecosystem together to make digital breakthroughs happen.
"It is in moments of industry transition that strategy skills are most valuable"
--Richard Rumelt, Good Strategy, Bad Strategy
Accelerating the Leap from Lab to Launch
We offer a suite of services to help clients achieve greater focus, traction, opportunity and impact at every stage of the digital innovation lifecycle.
- Strategy--Coherent, actionable business, product, go-to-market and innovation strategies
- Emerging Technology--Design and production of new products, platforms and experiences
- Investment Capital--Business planning, pitch, dealflow, due diligence, co-funding
- Innovation Lab--Outsourced innovation program, targeted innovation initiatives
- Incubation & Co-creation--Joint development, sponsored research, product/technology/talent incubation
- Customer Development & Sales--Customer engagement, revenue acceleration and needs discovery
- Business Development--Partnering strategy, opportunity identification and ecosystem engagement
- Marketing--Branding, demand-generation, communications, sales enablement and product/solution launch
- Operations--Organization design, team/talent acquisition and development, process enablement
- Acquisition--Sourcing products, startups, technology, IP and key talent for acquisition/partnership