Your outsourced, impartial, business innovation programme.
Does your organisation struggle to turn ideas into new products, revenue streams, or spin out startup businesses?
We can help
Are you investing in the wrong ideas, wasting time and money in the process?
We work directly with your teams and employees to quickly validate, or invalidate, product and business ideas.
Test concepts, build lean products, get real world feedback and advice on best next steps from startup experts.
Your trusted startup partner.
Startup Innovation Programme
We’ve developed a programme of support to allow organisations to better identify, promote and grow successful business concepts.
From Concept to Market
If you’re struggling with an overwhelm of ideas and concepts with no clear plan, our programme will be your screening and selection process.
Ensuring an inpartial, unbiased process to identify and back projects that have the highest change of success.
For Working Entrepreneurs
We believe that good ideas often come from those working within the industry and closest to the problems they’re trying to solve.
Our programme allows concepts to be vetted and tested in a measured, lower-risk way, that allows ‘founders’ to remain in employment.
Building Innovation Culture
As well as the long term economic and reputational benefits of having a demonstrable capability for business innovation.
The programme embeds a culture of lean innovation, problem solving and entrepreneurial thinking throughout the organisation.
Community Learning Platform
Custom built startup community support platform with templates, tools, video guides and community interaction.
Lean Concept Validation
A robust process that allows you to source a wide diversity of ideas, and quickly vet good concepts from bad.
100% Remote Delivery
Programmes delivered online, part-time designed to fit around the commitments of a typical ‘workingpreneur’.
Hands on support with 1-2-1 coaching sessions, weekly office hours and community instant messaging.
Experienced Startup Experts
Learn from people who’ve been there and done it. 15 years experience building startups + an extensive founder network.
Connect to Investors
We can organise a demo-day at the end of programmes to connect founders to venture capital funding.
Trusted By Founders,
The programme provides an
impartial and proven programme for Start-up / Spin-out innovation.
We have ran programmes for organisations including IOTA, PoleStar Global, TM Forum, Co-Op Bank, Kyndral, Dialog (Sri Lanka), ROBI (Bangladesh), Coventry University, CASS Business School and NOVA.
“I think people underestimate how important it is to get the early stages of your business right. I’ve founded businesses before and wasted a ton of time and money working on the wrong thing.
This time, I followed the Steed programme and used it to validate my idea before I put any significant money, time or effort into it!”
Founder, Menu Guru
“I’ve worked with the Steed team to run startup validation programmes across several organisations. To both vet concept stage ideas and founders, and provide validated dealflow for investment – both of which they’ve done fantastically and consistently for several years.”
Professor Paul Morrissey
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Join the July 23 LJMU Innovation Programme
Complete the short application form on the next page to register your interest in joining the programme. A member of the Steed team will then be in touch to discuss next steps.