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 organizations
- We help technology developers commercialize powerful new inventions and ideas
- We help early stage startups generate focus, traction and funding
- We help growth ventures achieve market, operational and financial scale
- 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 incremental and evolutionary enhancements in IT, Marketing and Operations—a critical but incomplete set of innovation investments.
In fact, it is the revolutionary changes in products, value propositions and business models that restructure industries and produce the outsized gains and permanent losses promised by constantly emerging and evolving digital technologies.
But 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 development skills. And it is propelled by technologies produced across an increasingly vast and dynamic digital innovation ecosystem.
To fully capitalize on the possibilities of breakthrough digital innovation and avoid its perils, established enterprises need dedicated strategic expertise, ecosystem connections and emerging technology development capabilities.
And to realize the full potential of their inventions, ideas and technological prowess, early stage technology developers and startup executives need dynamic yet focused strategies, strong commercialization skills and ready access to early adopters and high leverage partners.
Kickstart Digital is designed to meet these needs on both sides of the digital innovation ecosystem, and to build the connections among parties that make digital breakthroughs happen.
Accelerating the Leap from Lab to Launch
We offer a suite of services to help clients achieve greater focus, traction 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
- Innovation Lab--Outsourced innovation, targeted initiatives (strategy, technology, industry or other focus)
- Investment Capital--Business planning, pitch, projections, investor engagement, project funding
- Customer Development & Sales--Customer engagement, revenue acceleration and needs discovery
- Business Development--Partnering strategy, opportunity identification and ecosystem engagement
- Incubation & Co-creation--Joint development, sponsored research, product/technology/talent incubation
- Technology Transfer--Institutional research collaboration and IP strategy/management/transfer
- 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