Grow Your Business
You’re a start-up or established business with an innovative idea that you’re developing, and after months of work, you feel ready to pursue investors. However, before seeking investors, you need to anticipate and prepare for the hard questions potential backers will ask you in their rigorous due diligence processes. Expecting the unknown may sound intimidating, but this is where i-onCONNECT comes in. We will help you and your product be as developed as possible before you meet with those potential backers.
We assist companies searching for capital investment in a range of ventures – including public and private companies, project and product-based initiatives, and strategic partnerships and collaborations in any market or industry – by providing highly developed and professional assessment and support services.
The first component of our Investor Readiness Assessment and Support Services is conducting a thorough assessment of your investor readiness. Then we will work with you in systematically developing a portfolio of critical guiding documents. These are fundamental documents that many new businesses fail to prepare, which contributes to their business failure. The portfolio will substantially build your depth of understanding about the core elements of your business, and enable you to articulate in different ways what those elements are. Ultimately, you will be able to use the portfolio as a convincing sales pitch. The goal result will be positioning you and your business to meet the requirements of investors who are looking for viable companies to invest.
For more information about i-onCONNECT Investor Readiness Assessment and Support Services, contact us.
When I first came to i-onCONNECT,
my business was just an idea.
With i-onCONNECT and Ernest’s help,
I have developed a business strategy,
and have a clear direction for my business.
i-onCONNECT supports me and
my business 100%! ~ Hiroki Koike
Technology Brokerage Services
As a technology broker, i-onCONNECT helps clients identify, evaluate, and select the right technological products, services, and vendors for solving specific business problems.
We are trusted advisors for companies seeking the ideal technology to meet their needs:
- Our team has specialized knowledge and experience in technology sectors;
- We take a customer-centric approach, which is technology and vendor-agnostic, to ensure client needs are met objectively without bias;
- We follow a rigorous evaluation and due diligence process when engaged in selecting technology.
- i-onCONNECT is fully aware of today’s increased market demands to compete efficiently and effectively, so we are motivated to pursue best-of-breed technology solutions that are both proven and cutting-edge.
Ultimately, we harness leading-edge research and technology by engaging visionary business leaders and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the adoption of innovative solutions for business growth.
12 Week Incubator Program
Do you have a business idea you would like to develop, but you are not sure how to go about it? i-onCONNECT grows businesses by linking innovation to industry. i-onCONNECT wants to empower entrepreneurs like you with our intensive, hands-on Incubator Program.
The focus of the i-onCONNECT Incubator Program is to help you to develop the foundations of your business idea in a way that will enable you to communicate it to customers, investors and team members. Anyone is eligible to participate. The program is 12 weeks long. Unlike other online programs for entrepreneurs, this includes a confidential, weekly one-on-one meeting with an experienced executive coach, so you receive instant feedback.
To get the most from this unique program, you will need to invest at least 10 hours per week learning best practices and then applying what you learn to your business idea. You will also be asked to meet with potential customers to validate your design.
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Fill out an application today!
The course has a structured yet flexible schedule that enables you to maximize your learning:
- Once a week online or face-to-face meeting with your coach
- Twelve weeks long
- Opportunity to pitch your idea to a mentor panel
- Semester-based: Program offered every three months
Learn fundamental concepts and best practices for launching a new business, including:
- Positioning statement
- Elevator pitch
- Market identification
- Customer profiling
- Business model canvas
- Sales process
- Six-month plan
The practical components of the course will consist of:
- Applying what you learn to develop your business idea
- Communicating your idea to customers, investors, and employees
- Validating your business idea by speaking to prospective customers
- Receiving guidance from an experienced executive coach
- The program is limited to 5-10 qualified candidates per session, and the cost is $450 plus applicable taxes.
Need more information?
Fill out an application today!
How it works
Application: Complete a brief overview of your business idea and your goals for the program in the application form.
Approval Process: An Admissions Panel reviews and approves applications. Since we receive more requests than we can serve, only a limited number of applicants will be accepted.
Acceptance To Program: Pay your fees (by going to the Carton the i-onCONNECT website), receive access to online resources, schedule a coaching timeslot, and start your pre-work assignments.
Attending The Program: Do the online readings and assignments as your schedule permits. Meet weekly with your executive coach to apply what you learn and develop your venture Playbook.
Completing The Program: Pitch your idea to a Mentor Panel of experts. Receive a certificate of completion and introduction to the i-onCONNECT network.
Continuing To Learn: Choose to pursue in more advanced or custom programs offered by i-onCONNECT.
As a first step toward the development of your business idea, you will need to make a personal investment of time and money:
- Time: Participants can expect to invest approximately 10 hours per week learning the program content, applying it to their business ideas, and doing related market research
- Fees: Total cost is $450 plus applicable taxes
If you are interested in this unique opportunity, please complete the application form, and we will help you realize your entrepreneurial dream.
For more information
For more information, contact i-onCONNECT.