So bring us your problems: business, marketing, product, data, technology, whatever. We're listening. Because frankly, finding great ideas is child's play. That's why at Step Zero® we share ideas at zero cost to leaders from companies with a $100m+ market cap. And when we say zero, we mean free, free - not "you owe us a favour" free. Because solving your problem in unexpected ways - the "how" - is literally step zero: playtime, no calories burnt.
Founded by Jonathan Francis, PwC's British Entrepreneur of the Year, StepZero® is a hand-selected "change-the-world club", formed of over 70 of the world's top tech talent. We comprise of ex-Google, Facebook, Visa, Pinterest, Amazon, Depop, Uber & Dyson skunkworks innovators, scientists, marketers, strategists, & engineers. With bases in New York & London (Waterloo), StepZero's global tech talent actively work in industry, because consultants suck. We are doers, implementers, creatives & decision-makers. We're out building a new world every day, not pointing at problems. We all work together, alone, to help the world's top leaders to design next-generation products, companies & cultures based on our view of what will constitute best-in-class organisational operations in the 2030s. To date we've spent time with leaders from organisations including: The UN, Unilever, AB Inbev, Nike, KraftHeinz, J&J & more - spanning Europe, MENA & the US. Our entire, massive network of tech talent also lives on a single WhatsApp group, helping Jon to shape his own projects.
Free... so what's the catch?
You're probably wondering why we do this ridiculously valuable thing for free. It's because we listened - here's what you said: "My company's vendor system sucks... it's a pain to get approvals and we've got no idea if a vendor's a good fit." "Consultants are all seagulls - they swoop in, mess all over everything and fly off." "Usually our vendors can't even cover the full skillsets we need on a brief."
At StepZero we all adore giving away amazing ideas for absolutely nothing in return. By doing it for free and signing NDAs, it means zero faff & no frustrating vendor approvals. We're a large, personally connected group of best-in-subject professionals - implementors who are highly active in industry and cover an extremely broad range of skills. No seagulls allowed.
Whilst giving away ideas, we often (accidentally) demonstrate our ability to out-McKinsey McKinsey. If you ever realise you need implementation, train-the-trainer, delivery, strategy, research, roadmaps - basically anything beyond 30-minute chats - you'll hopefully already know the perfect person (and have us in your WhatsApp - ping us, hire us). That day might never come. We don't care - please keep stretching us and we'll keep giving away solutions to your challenges.
We don't do email, we do WhatsApp: +447716338228. Just ping the message: 'Virtual Coffee?' and we'll do the rest; making sure you meet the perfect ideas-person for your challenge.