How to fund an early stage innovation in 4 pitches or less w/ Daniel O’Connor



You’ve heard me talk about commercialization a million times - all those tried and true methods to commercialization and funding aren’t new and, we know they work.

But one thing you can always count on happening, whenever you get comfortable with a process, is a new idea coming along to shake things up a bit.

What if I told you there’s a way to fund an early stage innovation in 4 pitches or less? I bet that got your attention.

And there’s even more out of the box thinking to examine and consider.

Touching on everything from commercial models, validation, patents and investments, Daniel O’connor brings his process on commercialization and pitching to the table for discussion.

So, if you’re ready to take a deep dive into an exciting new concept on commercial models and successfully launching your product, pull up a seat and grab some coffee! 


Here are the show highlights:

  • The real value is in the model (1:46)
  • Understanding the Commercial Model (9:21) 
  • How to validate a Commercial Model (11:25)
  • Patents and intellectual property (14:18)
  • Investments with four pitches or less (19:18)
  • Understanding leverages (27:26)


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Guest Bio

Daniel O’Connor is the Consultant and Principal for Kickstart Plus. A Management Consultant and Business Coach with 38 years of experience in innovation, he has been Company Director of a number of companies, private and public, listed and unlisted, in Australia and overseas.

Daniel specializes in intellectual property portfolio management and commercialization, including an online global coaching and mentoring program.

The Australian member of the UN Task Force on Innovation and Competitiveness, Daniel works with business and government leaders around the World on transferring suitable innovation to developing countries.

Learn more about @Kickstart Plus on their LinkedIn page or if you’d like to reach  Daniel directly, you can also find him on LinkedIn @Daniel O'Connor.