54

Internal/External startups supported across 10 organisations around the world

$7+ million

Collective funding/revenue raised following support through Co.Creator's [ Outcome* ] Accelerators

$40m+

71%

of innovations and startups changed "significantly" during Co.Creator's         [ Outcome* ] Accelerators

current valuation of internal and external startups supported so far...

Results

We help innovation directors to design and run [innovation outcome] accelerators

Results

Went from $16K sales in 4 months, to $65K in 60 days and built a pipeline of $500K, through Co.Creator's [$100K sales] Accelerator. Colin, CEO, thinkLaw, Los Angeles

iTeach went from failing startup for over 6 months to 20 paying customers, raising $135K funding - in 60 days through [First 10 customers] Accelerator” Prashant/Soumya, CEOs, iTeach

Moved from a failing idea (Khan Academy for Spain) to a startup that has now raised $m+ round, 15 staff, million+ users, after Co.Creators' [ Turn around failing idea] Accelerator - Quim, CEO, EdPuzzle, Spain

Went from a failling (zero customers) in 12 months, to $20K revenue in just 60 days + $500K pipeline from a major Telecoms provider, with a [$100K sales pipeline] Accelerator. Mariana, CEO, Digital Natives

Employees at national organisation - went from a failing service (in terms of financial stability), to designing and testing a 10X reduced cost service, handing it back to the business unit for scaling, and raising £100K after 8 weeks of Co.Creator's [10x reduction in costs] Accelerator

New product, service, and business model development

No one understands the word 'innovation' so we're focused on outcomes, which makes it easier for you to explain and get buy-in from business units. 

This is NOT a mentor-driven or coaching program. We advise as well execute with you. We provide 16+ hours of one to ones to each team/idea, 20+ hours of co-working from our team of entrepreneurs and creatives, 5+ introductions to potential customers. We give you the permission, the push outside your comfort zones, the accountability, and to get things done outside organisational norms. 

External Startup Program

 

Emerging Leader Program

Innovation Labs

Innovation Conferences

Do you have a in-person program of support for 10-20 entrepreneurs each year, but find it difficult to scale? 

 

"Virtual" accelerators

Do you have a leadership program without an innovation-strand? 

 

5-day innovation leadership accelerator in Silicon Valley

How do you course correct failing innovations?

 

 

A customer-incubator

Do you have a central innovation lab, but need a lower-cost model to support innovation inside business units? 

 

Innovation on a subscription

Do you have lots of "talking at you" sessions. Why not offer one to ones?

1-hour incubators

Innovation    [ Outcome ] Accelerators

60 days

*Outcomes driven

Leadership capability

Virtual

Co-creators capacity

Example - 60 day accelerator model

A programme that integrates delivery of knowledge, skills, mindsets, relationships and resources to build leaders in innovation. We are not consultants who do it for you, We build short term capability for you to deliver innovation results.

Leverage people inside and outside your organisation to build virtual teams using just 20% of their time over 60 days, delivered virtually via video calls to engage geographically dispersed colleagues

Business case meets innovation

Low-cost

Accelerate speed of execution, experimentation in short sprints, with evidence based prototyping, and failing-fast.  We don't do workshops or one-time events, because effective innovation just doesn't happen that way.

innovation

-taking calculated risks

-maximising success of idea+people,

- bottom-up innovation

- Supporting the 'execution-gap'

By supporting up to 20 teams at any one time, virtually, we can make innovation happen on a subscription.

Designing and running accelerators to fit your needs

Our current offerings:

-{Prototype a new subscription business model] Accelerator

-[Build a business case for innovation] Accelerator 

-[First 10 customers] Accelerator

-{£100K seed funding] Accelerator

-[10x reducation in costs] Accelerator

-[Design and hire a team] Accelerator

Business-case

-acts as the strategic constraint

-reduce risks

-top-down direction

-address leadership-gap

-building sponsors

"With our organisational silos, it would have taken us a year to achieve what we did in just 60 days, using just 20% of our time" 

Lindsey, Corporate Intrapreneur

Impact: prototype (10x reduced cost + higher impact) + £100K seed funding

Example: 1-hour accelerator model

 

If you're:

- a new idea needing to visualise your idea on one-page

- existing project struggling with focus, defining your value proposition, or lack of sales

- a successful startup wanting to launch a new product, service or business model

- or looking to raise funding from investors/foundations

 

 

5 mins

Your story....

15 mins

Snapshot view of your innovation, using the "innovation canvas" one-page view ....

10 mins

Understanding the context - 4P's - Problem, Purpose, People and Proposition​. ....

20 mins

Critique, spot weaknesses in the customer-problem fit, solution-change fit etc

10 mins

Leave with 5 new hypotheses to test

+ 2 introductions

"pound-for-pound the best 1-hour we've ever had with any advisor...."

"Fundamentally changed our whole-startups' thinking on why we exist..."

"The most highly rated session out of the 47 sessions on offer at our conference..."

Our why

 

High Strategic Impact

 

Conferences

 

Hackathons

 

E-learning courses

 

Consultants

 

Workshops

Learning trips

On the job (stretch goals)

 

Knowledge management portals

Mentoring programmes

 

Low Strategic Impact

 

High Cost

 

Low Cost

We are driven by our own failures.  

 

Having delivered many traditional learning experiences in our past lives, we faced the facts, that despite great reviews immediately after their participation, many innovation support solutions were broken in terms of delivering tangible results six-twelve months later. The learning was simply another 'dot', not a step-change. As a result, there is a lot of wastage in the quest for innovation.

 

Hackathons are great with a focus on prototypes and making but lacking crucial customer development, e-learning is scalable but confined to knowledge exchange and without any 'getting out of the building'...

 

We've been grappling (through experimentation) with this question, how to design a repeatable (low-cost), scalable (embedded throughout the organisation) and impactful (on revenue/funding) innovation support model? Our answer -             [ Outcome ] Accelerators

 

As your co-creators, we help build the capacity and the capabilities of your staff/teams to deliver strategic change and do it at low cost. That's why we founded Co.Creator

Who are we

We are a collective of creators - made of entrepreneurs, designers, coders, and investors. 

 

 

Zevae  M. Zaheer

Specialist in turning around failing ideas

- Director of Innovation, TFAll

- Head of Market Intelligence, Detica

- Masters: Computing Science

- LinkedIn

 

 

This month we're profiling Zevae

“Zevae is not a mentor or coach (the softy softy approach) but a true cocreator who pushes you hard to turn ideas into action and revenue. He works with you (not for you) and adds structure, rigour, new hypotheses, and capacity to "get shi* done". We went from a failing project (our service was losing money) and with his direct intervention over 60 days, we prototyped 3 different business models and found one to have greatest impact, generating £100K in funding - all in 60 days and us working 20% of the time on the new idea..."

…"Before Zevae introduced me to his amazing Silicon Valley contacts, I had no idea about how to form a start-up, how investment works or what is required for success. Now, I've taken the plunge and gone full-time - we have paying customers ($500K+ in revenue/funding) and employees, and are already making an amazing impact on student learning. Thanks Zevae!

Justin Matthys, CEO, Mathspathway

"I have a small central innovation team so we didn't have the capacity to support innovation as a culture/at scale. I had trouble finding innovation support programmes that weren't a one-size fits all (e.g. workshops, hackathons) and that combined low-cost, quick wins and potential for systemic impact across our organisation - until I found Co.Creator"

Ruth Marvel, Director of Innovation