What We Do

We are an innovation capacity-building firm. We answer the “how” question about innovation. We show you how to solve problems and seize opportunities faster, better and at lower cost. We do this through our rapid innovation lab.

In a matter of hours, we can help you surface the root cause of your innovation challenges and generate solutions you can start testing immediately. We’ll build creative confidence for you and your team along the way.

If you’re asking “how can we move faster?” or feel stuck on a problem that just seems “too big to solve,” it’s time to smallify.
 
 

THE BEST WAY TO PREDICT THE FUTURE IS TO INVENT IT. (KAY)

The Lab

The SMALLIFY Rapid Innovation Lab is innovation capacity building at speed. We’ve distilled the best of design thinking, lean start-up, business model generation, and entrepreneurial leadership into a few simple practices.

The Five Tools of Rapid Innovation™

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We offer 2-hour, half-, full- and multi-day versions of the SMALLIFY Rapid Innovation Lab. Every lab produces results (innovative product concepts), capacity building (innovation skills, tools and mindsets) and buy-in from stakeholder participants, who take ownership as co-creators. During every rapid innovation lab, participants create innovative concepts that they can start testing immediately with a goal of validating, iterating, and launching breakthrough solutions in months, rather than years.

SMALLIFY Inside™ is our innovation leadership and organizational development practice (our “Eight-fold Path” to rapid innovation). We provide consulting, training, certification, and tools to embed rapid innovation practices “inside” an organization and develop innovation leaders.

INSTEAD OF WAITING FOR PERFECTION, DO IT, THEN FIX IT AS YOU GO. (ARDEN)

Who can Smallify

We help companies, foundations, start-ups, governments, non-profits (large and small) and entrepreneurial leaders (K thru CEO) innovate and grow. From the White House to Stanford d.School to your conference room to the Presidio, from retreats, offsites and board meetings to conferences and conventions, we smallify everywhere for groups of any size. We make it easy to bet small on us. All you need to get started is a challenge (product, service, internal process, organizational development, etc.) and a willingness to experiment. Here are a just few of the dozens of challenges we’ve smallified and sample partners across sectors and industries.

Featured Partners

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LIFE IS AN EXPERIMENT. THE MORE EXPERIMENTS YOU MAKE THE BETTER. (EMERSON)

About

Our Point of View
We believe that small bets accelerate learning and lead to breakthrough solutions faster.
We believe innovation can be fast and that anyone can do it.
We believe your success hinges on your ability to do it yourself.
We want to show you how to do it.

 

The SMALLIFY Team

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Contact Us

Though we run labs all over the world, the SMALLIFY epicenter is in Menlo Park, CA. In keeping with our “bet small, go big” mantra and the Silicon Valley tradition, our base camp/R&D lab is in a garage turned design studio. This keeps us grounded in the fast and lean innovation skills, tools and mindsets we’re trying to promote. Drop us a line and stop by for a visit.

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