We have helped global organizations like UC Berkeley, Eli Lilly, the National Science Foundation, and Bosch build a repeatable, scalable business processes that finds new business opportunities, tests those with customers, and scales the winners to deliver revenue, growth and competitive advantage.
Andre Marquis is the former Executive Director of the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship and the Innovation Acceleration Group at the University of California Berkeley. Mr. Marquis has a long record of successful startups with a particular focus on winning in markets where scalability is critical. Two companies he helped start had initial public offerings, and amazon acquired a third for over $190 million. The Chorus Group at Eli Lilly, which he co-founded, pioneered lean and agile business processes that run drug development programs >10x cheaper and 3x faster than the industry average with a higher market success rate as well. His most recent startup, Amplyx Pharmaceuticals, has raised over $120m.
Mr. Marquis is now helping large companies built global-scale Agile Business Model Innovation processes to manage dozens to hundreds of internal startups that are continuously testing new business opportunities. By testing at scale and having a repeatable, all-digital business process that runs from ideation through growing customers and revenue, companies are creating dozens of truly innovative $100m revenue potential lines of business annually using their own employees. They do this 10x cheaper and 3x faster than traditional product development and are saving hundreds of millions of dollars as a result. Innovation is a lean and agile, repeatable and measurable product development process, not a mindset. Bosch recently won an Innovation Leader award for their Agile Business Model Innovation work with Hypershift Systems.
Robert is the VP of Products at Hypershift, responsible for delivering our innovative AgileBMI platform and services to customers. Robert has been a founder and executive in several acquired startups. Most recently he led the hardware team at Accomplio, delivering agile hardware development for IoT products. Previously he led web/apps at semiconductor firm Telegent, and led product and services teams at Certus, RightWorks, and other SAAS startups. Robert has also held leadership roles at Method Design, Ernst & Young and Oracle.
Manav is General Manager of Hypershift's Asia region, responsible for delivering AgileBMI to the fastest growing innovation region in the world. Manav is most recently the co-founder of 1M1B (A Million for A Billion), an initiative to activate a million young leaders & entrepreneurs who will drive a billion people out of poverty in the Caribbean, Ghana, India, Vietnam, and USA. He was featured in Forbes as "The Man Who Will Help 1 Billion People." In 2016, Manav led the creation of the first Smart Village, an accelerator for local job creation and providing last mile as a service to startups, which is now being replicated to thousands of villages in India as Startup GuruKool. Manav has also worked in the corporate sector with Intel, Ernst & Young, Hughes and QAI. At Intel, he worked as a Global Director for entrepreneurship in over 30 countries and later led mentoring and incubation for Intel CEO's inspired "Make it Wearable" program.