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Monday, 16th November

Nov. 2015 9:00 am | Location: OsloTech at Gaustadalleen 21 in Oslo Norway

Achieving Unicorn Growth – Through Compelling Value Proposition

Key Message: Achieving funding, customers and market adoption start with a clear definition of the value the company’s products / solutions bring to the market. By developing and communicating a unique value proposition describing the benefits of your offering, you are in a position to follow Unacast, Meltwater, Kahoot and others toward unicorn growth.

Target audience: Founders and management team members of ICT, med tech, consumer or energy businesses from prototype to 2 million NOK in revenue.

Logistics:  Build to Grow Program

Working Program Outline:

  • Role of the value proposition in achieving unicorn success
  • Identifying the ideal target market
  • How your solution solves customer issues – better than alternatives
  • Validating the unique value proposition
  • Action plan to apply learning to your solution

Timing: 3 hour workshop with interaction and hands on application concepts / learning.

Location:  OsloTech at Gaustadalleen 21 in Oslo Norway

Facilitated by:   Jennifer Vessels, CEO Next Step, a Silicon Valley based consultancy with a branch in Oslo.

Next Step’s team of 40 global professionals have facilitated revenue and profitability growth for Adobe, Google, Lilly, Palo Alto Networks, Ticketmaster and many other global enterprises. In addition, Jennifer and Next Step have partnered with Alliance Venture, AmCham, Herkules Capital,  Innovation Forum Norway, OsloTech, VentureLab and  Verdane Capital to assist many Nordic companies including  bMenu,  FriendOS, GiPS, iSentio, IntraHouse, mCash, Nevion, Opera Software, TelePlan Globe in their commercialization and growth.

Prior to founding Next Step in 1997, Jennifer led Tandberg’s international expansion, sales and go to market activities through the launch of Tandberg USA. From commercialization and expansion of Tandberg (highest value acquisition of a Norwegian ICT firm) through business transformation of Adobe (leading to 300% increase in valuation) and 25- 50% revenue improvements for hundreds of ICT, Life Science, Environmental/Utility and Consumer Products companies, Jennifer brings deep expertise in commercialization and internationalization to the Norwegian market.

Jennifer holds an MBA from San Jose State and a Masters of Occupational Psychology from the University of London, as well as being a Certified Management Consultant (CMC).

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