Creating an innovation pathway can be tricky and involves many stages of planning and product iterations. Without the right data, products can fail and stakeholders can lose a lot of money.

So how can we create a cost-effective, profitable, and impactful plan for our innovative products?

In this episode, Sean Sheppard and Jan Beránek of U+, enlighten us on what makes a successful product launch, and the factors that influence product adoption. They also talk about how innovation consultants help corporate innovators understand consumer behavior and mindset towards new innovations.

Guest Details:

Name: Sean Sheppard
Title: Managing Director
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Sean Sheppard is a serial entrepreneur, VC, CEO of the Americas at and Co-Founder of GrowthX and GrowthX Academy, with three successful exits, and has successfully grown dozens of early-stage companies across a wide variety of products and markets. He was recently named the #2 Online Sales Influencer and contributor at The Huffington Post.

Sean is now committed to working with countries, companies, entrepreneurs and those who want to work with them on building startup ecosystems and developing the next generation of leaders for the innovation economy.

Name: Jan Beránek
Title: Group CEO
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Jan Beránek has 16+ years of experience leading digital innovation and transformation products in the US and Europe. During the past six years he has helped 70+ ideas become a reality with total valuation exceeding $1B.
Jan is also a mentor at Google for Startups, European Space Agency BIC, WeWork Labs NYC.