We Are Not Consultants
We Are Entrepreneurs
It Turns Out That Makes A Big Difference
We provide experienced entrepreneurs on a temporary basis to help funded startups get more traction, find and execute scalable business models and acquire the resources they need to win.
All of our entrepreneurs are 3x to 8x startup builders. They are highly-experienced at creating and scaling successful startups from scratch. When assigned to your startup, they provide expertise, bandwidth and a just-get-it-done attitude that inspires your team and dramatically improves your odds for startup success.
We jump right in and make an immediate impact. Whether it's optimizing customer segmentation, a value proposition, building a new feature, an MVP, a new distribution channel or cold calling customers to test sell & deliver pre-orders, our entrepreneurs jump in and help get it done.
Our engagements are on a temporary, contract basis with reasonable, flexible terms making it easy to turn on or off our service depending on your budget or business needs.
Don't play small and come up short. Make sure you keep growing and hitting your milestones all the way to a big exit. Get more horsepower for your startup with Entrepreneurs-As-A-Service (EaaS).
World-Class Areas Of Expertise:
Entrepreneurs: Customer development, lean startup & design thinking, visionary thinking
Hustlers: business development, sales, partnerships, marketing, customer acquisition, growth
Product Visionaries: product management, product marketing
Designers: UI/UX design, front-end development, customer experience
Hackers: software engineers, developers, MVP-builders, scalable architects
Inspirational Leaders: Motivate and inspire teams in support with Founders
Fundraisers: Successful entrepreneurs who have raised large rounds of institutional money before.
Coaches: 1-on-1 coaching for CEOs and Founders who want to improve their skills, be more fulfilled and accomplish more with current resources
All of our entrepreneurs have experience founding startups and launching new businesses from scratch. They are highly skilled at designing break-through business models, validating them by running carefully-crafted customer experiments and executing validated business ideas. The follow through all the way to the successful creation of a new engine of growth for the company.
Business Model Design & Validation
In today's disruptive environment, customer value is created not by new technologies alone but by innovative business models that bring these technologies to market in a useful way. All our entrepreneurs are deeply experienced in business model innovation and follow our proprietary method, Insight-Driven Iteration to unlock new sources of value for the business.
Flexible Engagement Model
It doesn't make sense to hire a bunch of employees and assign engineering resources when you're uncertain about the opportunity. Our entrepreneurs are well-suited to engage in short-term skunkworks projects to tests new ideas without overcommitting resources too soon. With our flexible engagement model, you can add entrepreneurs to your team with near zero switching costs and without distraction to your core business.
Who We Work With
We work with funded startups that have raised $3 million or more in funding or $1 million or more in annual revenue.
You Know You Need EaaS When...
You are overwhelmed with new ideas and aren't sure which ones are worth putting resources behind.
You are wondering if you have enough resources to hit your milestones.
Growth has stalled and you don't know if it's because of execution or a sputtering engine of growth.
Your teams are working hard, but they aren't having a meaningful business impact.
Your team just isn't jelling, is getting dysfunctional and starting to doubt the vision.
You are a Founder and you need some wisdom from a trusted guide.
You just don't have enough entrepreneurial DNA in your company to get you where you need to go.
Benefits of Entrepreneurs-As-A-Service
Immediate availability. Why spend the next six months recruiting, screening and interviewing for a candidate that may not work out. Hire an entrepreneur now and have an immediate impact.
More flexibility. Unlike employees, you can dial up or dial down EaaS resources as you need them.
Lower switching costs. Bring in and terminating employees is emotional and disruptive to the organization. Stay flexible with EaaS and adjust as your business evolves.
More effective & efficient resources. Our entrepreneurs are deeply experienced. They roll up their sleeves, jump in and have a positive impact right away. As fast learners, their ramp up time is 1/2 as long as most employees. In most cases, an EaaS resource is more qualified than full time hires for the same position.
Proactive thinking and problem solving. Entrepreneurs don’t just execute a plan, then improve the plan as they go. This allows them to make a huge impact. It allows your business to be even more successful.
All impact no drama. EaaS contractors aren’t looking for validation or fulfillment by climbing the organizational ladder. They don’t need promotions or power grabs. They don't have egos as they are in service to you. They only care about one thing - having a positive impact on your business.