Ian offers his clients expert guidance to discover and pursue new opportunities.
The decision to pursue your entrepreneurial passion can be daunting, but at the same time it is exciting. It can be the best decision you ever make.
However, you need to make sure you have as much support around you as possible.
There are many things to consider: project focus, project validation, business structure, mitigating risk, creating a team, developing the right networks, securing funding, acquiring tech, and much more.
Ian’s passion is mentoring existing entrepreneurs and coaching new entrepreneurs to guide them through the journey from initial idea to successful commercialisation.
Wearing his investor-hat, Ian uses his experience on the other side of the table to prepare you for these conversations. He translates ideas into investor-speak, so that you are ready when investors ask you:
- What’s the value proposition?
- How have you validated problem/solution fit?
- What’s the market opportunity?
- What’s your sustainable competitive advantage?
- What are your growth steps?
- What are your inflection points?
- What’s your exit plan?
Managing risk and maximising opportunities
With a background in science and engineering combined with extensive and varied global business experience, Ian has developed an approach to the commercialisation process that is marked by scientific method, structured step-change, and managing risk. He uses a customer-centric lens to develop a deep understanding of the customer and their language, to be able to create and commercialise something they really want and thereby minimising risk. His established frameworks develop successful products and businesses with a sustainable competitive advantage.
Ian will assist in develop the right value proposition and create a solid execution plan with financial budgets and milestones based on executable elements, building a strategy to capture and move on a market opportunity. Once the business plan is underway Ian can advise on potential equity fund raising and grant funding strategies.
Work with Ian to pursue new opportunities
Personalised, flexible and fluid, one-on-one mentoring for existing entrepreneurs and coaching for new entrepreneurs will ensure you are working with a trusted advisor in commercialisation and external sounding-board for ideas and challenges.