INNOVATION COACHING

Accelerate Program

Growing a successful innovation practice can be complex and overwhelming. With hundreds of tools and strategies you can follow, it is easy to get stuck and run around in circles. And with all the talk about innovation, customer-centricity, business model transformation, etc., there exists very little practical, step-by-step advice for creating and maintaining a repeatable & sustainable innovation engine. Often, innovation teams are left toiling alone. But there is a practical solution. By supporting your teams through coaching, your organization can shorten time to value.

ACCELERATE is a specialized coaching program to support teams through innovation projects. Designed to fit around your innovation funnel (or sandbox, etc.) and to support your exploration (customer discovery and validation) process. Designed to help your teams do more, be more productive, and stay focused on the projects at hand.

  • Test and validate new business ideas faster 
  • Move quickly through the riskier aspects of their projects or ideas
  • Develop confidence to take on more challenging (and audacious) projects customer

ACCELERATE is an insightful 12-week journey

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1

Scope the challenge and set up the team for success

2

Explore and validate the customer problem

3

Prototype and develop multiple solutions

4

Define and test a sustainable business model

5

Build a go-to-market plan

Your organization might already have teams that have started innovation projects.
In that case, and for each team, we perform a quick assessment of their progress to decide how best to support them. Depending on their actual progress, typical options are:

  • Starting from the beginning in the scoping phase with a new group or cohort
  • Starting from the validation phase(s)
  • Defining an ad-hoc coaching solution to support the team
  • Introducing practical resources and tools that accelerate progress and bring clarity to what the teams are doing


We can do this either on site or virtually using appropriate digital tools. We have experience with both approaches.

WHY CHOOSE THIS PROGRAM?

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DEVELOP REPEATABLE INNOVATION PRACTICES

The entire program is designed for action. Apply learning directly to your organizational challenges and reduce innovation theatre.

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CUT THROUGH THE NOISE

Encourage fast results even when under great uncertainty.

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STOP FLYING BLIND

Eliminate guesswork by (in)validating assumptions concerning the desirability, viability and feasibility of your innovations. 

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SOLVE REAL CUSTOMER
NEEDS

With your customers at the centre, reframe your value and create defensible value propositions for your products and services.

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UTILIZE WORLD CLASS
INNOVATION TOOLS

Use a set of tried and tested tools and methods to move quickly through idea development.

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STIMULATE TEAM
CREATIVITY

Build a network of empowered and confident teams adapted to new ways of working.

Meet Your Host

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Dennis Maorwe
CREATOR, AFRICA DATA NETWORK

Up until 2018, Dennis worked for Oracle and consulted all over the world in various technology related projects. Now through Africa Data Network, he helps organizations make the transition to data-driven decision-making by improving the capabilities and effectiveness of their teams. He holds degrees in the field of Telecommunications, among other qualifications.

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Success stories

"Delighted with the results"
This was a great learning experience that supported my team through a difficult product re-engineering process. The coaching program allowed us to explore new ideas and develop an implementation roadmap in no time.
Anthony Magayu - Founder, Akiliplus

Inspiring reads

In 2019, 55% of company leaders claimed “We are not able to innovate effectively,” which placed that skill gap on top of the list. ~ PWC

Given Africa’s education gaps, shortages of digital talent can be a further barrier to growth for firms. ~ Harvard Business Review

The hero’s journey through the landscape of the future. ~ Deloitte

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