Let’s design a better tomorrow

“The value of an idea lies in the using of it.”
-Thomas Edison​

 Creativity is thinking new things, but innovation is doing new things.

In an ever-changing market, how can you ever stop innovating?

The secret is out: Innovation is difficult for the startup and well-established companies. It is risky and deprives sleep.

The StartUp. You are struggling and need guidance in launching your idea. Let’s see if design thinking and a marketing roadmap can move you forward.

You’re and Existing Business. Most businesses struggle because they are better executors than innovators. They can only maximize an existing product that is about to fatally expire. There are options…let’s discuss.

What is design thinking…and how can it help me?
Design thinking refers to the cognitive, strategic and practical processes by which design concepts are developed. We guide you to creating a product or service squarely aimed at your customer’s need.

Innovation | Rootloud

8 Proven steps to Bringing an Idea to market

  1. DESIGN THINKING – A cognitive, strategic and practical process for ideas to come to life in an MVP (minimum viable product). This process is ‘the’ tool to guide success and cannot be overlooked.
  2. FOCUS GROUPS – A focus group is the best method for helping you validate your idea and shape it for meeting the client need. We run focus groups to identify the core benefit identified. This allows you to aim squarely at the target, reducing waste (time and money).
  3. TECHNOLOGY ROADMAP – A flexible planning process to support strategic and long-range planning and budget requirements . Ultimately, it maps a path for growth and efficiency. We have numerous programming, advanced manufacturing and other partners to aid the development.
  4.  BUSINESS MODEL DESIGN- A blueprint process to systematically understand, design and differentiate your business model. We define9 core areas to define revenue (value) and cost (efficiency) in your business model.
  5. MARKETING ROADMAP – A go-to market strategy to create awareness, evaluate cost acquisition and design a path to transaction. This requires research and best avenues to ramp up revenue. Many of our clients invest more in marketing and selling, than product creation.
  6. PITCH DECK – With every idea, you need a deck to help you persuade others to join you. It may include: employees, investors, clients or key partners. Decks are vital, valuable and visual. We excel at creating the deck that serves the need for you in the moment. Just a FYI, you’ll have several decks aimed at the audience you are after.
  7. TALENT ASSESSMENT – We help you identify your existing team or team members needed to ensure your success. You don’t hire your friend, you hire the best person to aid your launch.
  8. LAUNCH MANAGEMENT – Many of our clients hire us to be a guide/consultant thru the first year to help them avoid pitfalls and advance their opportunities. During launch, pivots in marketing, sales and even the MVP may need to occur quickly.

Our team can guide you in all eight steps, ensuring a successful launch. 

Innovating to Scale

Innovation is not easy, but it is a necessity. Why? Because products and services have an expiration date.

Mitch Smith, President of Rootloud, delivers this edited keynote to the Telecom Executives Annual Meeting on the 2 key areas of innovation to scale your organization.

Why you need your own Innovation Team?

Are you better at executing than innovating?
Key products/services expiring within the next 3 years?

Do you desire to have an internal team focused on innovating new products and services? We have found that when building an innovation team, it requires a few unique things.

  1. Different perspectives- Diverse teams bring needed unique perspectives.
  2. Location- For innovation centers to work, they must be separate from the day-to-day operations as much as possible.
  3.  Separate budget- Innovation teams/labs need their own budget, without regard for revenue generation. Don’t operate your innovation lab off your organization’s budget. They exist to spend (not waste) money on new ideas in order to create new opportunities for your success.
  4. Rating success- “Great success is built on failure, frustration, even catastrophe.”- Edison. Allow failure and celebrate success.
  5. Experience- All great innovation labs start with an outside expert to ensure success.

Could an Onsite Design Thinking Session Improve Your Success and Speed to Market?

Book a session by Dec. 31st to receive 10% off

Enable your team to see reality in the client’s need 
  • Clear understanding of the client’s pain.
  • Defined look at the problem in human ways.
  • Creation of ideas in ideation sessions.
  • Prototype(s) design of solution.
  • Prototype test to validate and improve. We call this MVP1 (your first minimum viable product).

2-Day Onsite Workshop Only: $3999.00

Innovation | Rootloud
Innovation | Rootloud

How we help your Idea

  • Design Thinking Workshop
  • Minimum Viable Product Design and Prototype
  • Focus Groups
  • Business Model Design
  • Data Modeling
  • Software/Product Design
  • Executive Guidance