Discover the future of your business in 10 days
Create the new products, propositions and ventures that will power your future business
Turbo-charge your growth strategy
Pay what you think it's worth, and only after you see the outputs
WHAT IS IT?
WHAT DO I GET?
10 days of dedicated Epic support, delivered in a sprint, to help you turbo-charge your growth strategy. In 10 days we'll discover, bring to life and validate the concepts that will power the future of your business. It's intense. It's focussed. And because we're an independent firm it's instilled with objectivity and creativity from the word go.
We'll playback your outputs in a Venture Capital style pitch, with accompanying deck. We'll identify the target customer, the problem we're solving, the market size, an outline of your potential new product or service, and a practical plan of what to do next. No management consulting nonsense - just practical, commercially savvy thinking.
You pay only what you think it's worth. And you get to see the outputs before you decide on the cost. We'll never, ever question your numbers. It's that simple. No catches, no long term commitment, no risk. And all the content is yours to do with as you wish. If only all partners were this easy to work with ;)
HOW DOES IT WORK?
You decide the start point for the sprint and the boundaries that we play within. For example we can restrict the sprint to a certain category or segment, or you may want to focus on redeveloping an existing product or range. If you're feeling bold you might choose a more open brief - it's totally up to you.
We'll provide a very simple template for you to fill in that gives us a brief
On day 1 we hold a single launch meeting with you and your core team of stakeholders (less is more)
We fire the starting pistol!
Day 1: Launch day: meet the core team and finalise the brief. Immersion in your company, products, customers and capabilities
Day 2 & 3: Discovering the white space for new offerings by researching the market, competitors and adjacencies
Day 4 & 5: Generating, filtering and refining ideas. On the evening of day 5 we'll host Beers & Ideas. An informal social with your team to get the creative juices flowing.
Day 6 & 7: Designing and visualising a concept. This could include sketches, rapid prototyping, wireframes or a functioning UI among other things.
Day 8: Validation: Getting as close as we can to real customer reaction and refining based on feedback
Day 9: Planning: pulling together the plan for next steps and creating the pitch deck
Day 10: Pitch: playing back your outputs.
REVIEW & ACCELERATE
A week after the sprint we'll get together to discuss:
What's happened since the pitch
The level of engagement and momentum
How we can help you accelerate the development
We'll also finalise how much you'd like to pay. It's totally up to you and depends on what you think our collaboration has been worth. There's no pressure and we'll never question your decision.
OK, SOUNDS GOOD
READY TO LAUNCH YOUR FIRST GROWTH SPRINT?
Then get in touch using the contact form. Give us snapshot of what you'd like to work on together, and any other details you'd like to add, and we'll be back in touch within 24hrs. All information shared with us is treated as confidential. We can usually kick-off a growth sprint within 1 week.
Or give us a call:
GOT A FEW MORE QUESTIONS?
Can I really pay what I think it's worth? Come on, what's the catch?
Seriously, there isn't one. You really can pay what you think it's worth. Sometimes partners need a bit of help putting a number on it, so we can offer advice. But it's really down to you, your budgets, and the value you place on growth and innovation. We'll never, ever quibble your numbers or be offended by them. So go on, there's no risk to you whatsoever.
How much of my time is this going to take?
As little or as much as you want.
Can we run a growth sprint remotely?
Yes! All of our recent work has been done remotely.
How do I pay you if you aren't a provider or partner on our system?
You can pay us however you like - PO and invoice, credit card, BACS transfer. We're very easy to do business with.
Is our data safe and secure with you?
1) All of our client work is confidential. 2) We work with some of the biggest companies in the world. Our IT and data security systems and policies are world class and often more secure than the clients we work with. 3) If you still aren't comfortable sharing sensitive data with us, then don't. We don't need to access and store your sensitive data to run growth sprints. So there are no barriers.
Who will be on the Epic team?
Epic has a different set-up to most companies you will have worked with. We only employ a small and very senior team of directors. One of these will run your growth sprint. We don't have a cohort of junior staff. Any specialist personnel we bring into your sprint will come from the network of world class talent we have built, used on a contract basis.
Where will the sprint take place?
Normally we run them in our co-working space. If you prefer, and if you have suitable space, we can run it at your site. We can also run them remotely without any impact to the project.
“We built Epic like we build our other ventures. A lean mean fighting machine. We don't have fancy offices. We have no back office staff. We have no overheads that our partners and clients have to pay for. Everything is focussed on delivery. If you're a product person, you'll love the way we're set-up.”