With Highline BETA, Morneau Shepell developed a new product and brought the MVP to initial customers in 9 weeks.

Morneau Shepell

Challenge: Uncover unmet customer needs and launch a new venture outside the core business

The Enterprise Innovation Team at Morneau Shepell approached Highline BETA with an audacious goal: Find radical new ways to help people live better lives at work and beyond. They had identified white space opportunities, and it was time to seek out the mentorship and methodology that would allow them to launch something radically new.

Solution: A New Venture Accelerator program to validate opportunity areas and speed time-to launch

New Venture Bootcamp:

The Enterprise Innovation Team jumpstarted the innovation project with a 1-week immersive boot camp. Highline BETA was engaged to disrupt embedded ways of working and to guide the team through hands-on experience with Lean Startup methodologies. Using key tools and techniques such as the Lean Canvas and Empathy Mapping, intrapreneurs connected face-to-face with potential customers. The team was able to rapidly validate problem areas, and even uncover a surprising new target audience.

Guided Accelerator – from Idea to MVP

To quickly develop a solution that could be tested with early adopters, Morneau Shepell leveraged the Highline BETA team of entrepreneurs, strategists, and investors to run a 60 day guided sprint. Scheduled office hours and always-on mentorship with Highline BETA provided the support and structure needed to break through roadblocks and to develop new ways of working.

100+

Customers Interviewed

10+

Concepts Tested

9

Weeks to Launch

Results: In 9 weeks, Morneau Shepell launched a new product to the early adopter market

With Highline BETA, the Enterprise Innovation Team was able to uncover and validate a new customer problem. Morneau Shepell’s reach and core competencies make the company uniquely positioned to launch a new business venture to address this need. In 9 weeks, the MVP of their new product was ready for the early adopter market.

We partnered with Highline BETA to help us create a new business venture. The New Venture Accelerator program and new venture mentorship have had an extremely positive impact on our core team.

Paul Sywulych
Partner Enterprise Innovation, Morneau Shepell

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