We provide the path to building a business without the time, job security and capital investment risks that used to be inherent in that process.
We are an integrated commercialization platform that focuses on the intersection of brand & business.
We combine strategic branding expertise with essential capabilities and support to help founders get over the early hurdles and build the infrastructure necessary to pursue their ideas.
Our value-add is targeted, distinct and differentiated. Our founders and their businesses retain an unfair advantage unavailable in today’s start-up ecosystem.
We get unique access to superstar founders. Founders that are battle-tested and wouldn’t ordinarily engage in start-up ventures.
Our early-stage involvement gives us access to non-linear upside only available to our partners and shareholders.
We lead brand development — creating unique, flexible brands built for success with today’s consumers. From day one, we focus intensely on how the company, product and brand fit into consumers’ lives.business plan creation next
We have developed a systematic way to rapidly create actionable business plans for new ideas. We challenge founders’ assumptions and help them recognize new opportunities.market validation next
We quickly test concepts in the marketplace. We accelerate real world proof of concept and maket validation. Our process gives founders confidence that their idea is worth pursuing.seed stage execution next
We take ideas off the drawing board and into the world. Our experts in sales, marketing, technology and operations will stand the business up for the founder. Once off the ground, founders can take back the reigns, or let us find alternatives to continue the growth.fundraising next
We are expert storytellers. We translate the passion of an idea into a clear and compelling business case. We advise founders on fundraising and ultimately on how to maximize the financial return on their investment of blood, sweat and tears.
Our process provides a better way for our founder & investor partners to bring their ideas to life.
80% of start-ups fail immediately
90% of those left fail shortly thereafter.
Only 2% of start-ups move forward
100watt intervention. Super-charged brand development.
100watt creates a brand-led business that people want to engage with.
100watt hurdle reduction. All the work that no one wants to do, but that is critical to business success.
100watt gets the talent needed to move the business forward.
A great idea, flawlessly executed, bolstered by brand building and optimized by business planning, results in disproportionate growth.
brand & business leadership
It all comes down to real world execution, if there is a way to get an idea across the goal line, Dan will find it.
Joe has spent his career thinking of better ways to position and market brands for success. He’s a big proponent of thinking hard and spending smart. Believes creativity is the great equalizer.
Problem-solver, designer, shepherd – Keith wears many hats, but his most important role is being the steady hand that steers the forward-hurdling vessel that is 100Watt.
David’s relentless approach to bringing brilliant ideas and strategies to our clients is an integral part of the engine powering 100Watt.
"If you could get all the people in an organization rowing in the same direction, you could dominate any industry, in any market, against any competition, at any time."
business, product & brand development, advertising | 2017-present
With the convergence of neural network processing, smartphone cameras in every parent’s pocket and the personalization trend, we saw an opportunity to disrupt the publishing category and children’s books.
Business Plan Development // Market Validation // Product Development // Brand Development // Advertising
Through the market validation phase of our process, we helped identify a unique way for parents to make reading time more engaging by truly making their child the star of the story.
We helped bring the idea to life by finding and partnering with leading illustrators and writers and technologists to create professionally authored and illustrated books that can be fully-customized and personalized for consumers.
Within the first two months of launching, Kabook! was chosen as one of People® magazine’s Top 10 Best Gifts.
idea creation & business incubation | 2015-present
What had happened was…
Through research, we identified a whitespace in the energy drink category. As boomers and millennials were aging out of the aggressive Red Bulls and Monsters of the world, they were underserved in their move from wild to mild.
There wasn’t an energy drink created for people who wanted a kick-in-the-pants, not a punch-in-the-face. We created the anti-Red Bull lifestyle brand. If Red Bull stood for extreme awesomeness, this brand would stand for extreme positivity. It would be a ray of light in a category obsessed with testosterone and over-the-topness.
We billed it as Good Energy (because it was better-for-you and because it stood for spreading good in the world.)
We worked with formulators to create a drink that would still lift your spirits, but wouldn’t make you crazy. We landed on a blend of vitamins, electrolytes and caffeine that did the trick.
We convinced retailers that we would help grow the fastest growing part of the beverage category. And we would bring shoppers into the energy aisle that would traditionally never give it a thought.
Everything worked as planned. We incubated Sunshine for 3 years before seeing it mature to the point where it needed investment. We secured an investor and are in the process of putting together a management team.
business & brand development, marketing | 2017-present
Their hypothesis was that concierge medicine would be more valuable if there was a nationwide network of doctors, so a patient could get the same level of access when they traveled.
Business Plan Development // Market Validation // Product Development // Brand Development // Marketing
After the business plan was developed, months were spent validating the idea. The 100watt team traveled the country interviewing concierge doctors and patients to understand the viability of a nationwide network
Market validation indicated that the idea was viable, but the process of building a network of private physicians would be virtually impossible. The identified solution was to get the doctors to tell the story for us. By traveling the country meeting with concierge doctors, no one was more familiar with the key decision makers in the concierge space than we were.
It became an exercise in networking. We identified the best thought leaders in the space and partnered with them to continue to validate the idea. We assembled a board of advisors that is a who’s who of concierge and private doctors. And we let them do the selling.
We did the branding and created a website that doctors could use to sell to doctors. We identified a leading technology partner to build the tech stack that would facilitate doctor referrals and patient medical records. We navigated the enormous legal challenges to creating a network in such a highly regulated space. We readied the business and have set April as the date to flip the switch on the network.
We’re always looking for our next great project. Whether you’re a CMO looking to test a new offering, or an entrepreneur who can’t leave their day job, we’d love to talk about helping you move the ball forward.contact us