Smart Product Collabatorium  

                                      

A Virtual Commercializer for Founders to Scale Innovations


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Our Virtual Commercializer
  

Navigates StartUp and Calculates ScaleUp

 
for  
 


Your Product to Market






Emerging Entrepreneur Founders' Journey: 

Your quest for venture seed funding and launch execution is the most critical part of any StartUp to ScaleUp 

journey...... it's not easy and it requires a comprehensive process with a focus on the end goal, rapid growth and an eventual ROI for all stakeholders. Once positive pivots are executed and initial market momentum is established, 

founders can ride the elusive growth wave to that cherished successful company exit!




Our Mission: 
YP2M helps fundable entrepreneurs develop viable products into revenue producing operations utilizing our proprietary commercialization process honed over many years working in StartUp and Fast Growth environments! 

Our ultimate goal is to prepare and develop effective Emerging Company Founders within our commercialization 
portfolio for leading early stage companies toward successful acquisition exits. 




Introducing Our Virtual Commercializer Coach


The Launch Pro Navigator
™ & Growth Calculator





We developed the Launch Pro Navigator™ and Growth Calculator™ to enable fundable emerging companies to execute their commercial pathway to market and growth. 



Think of it as your 'Virtual Coach' for navigating Your Product 2 Market toward a viable Stakeholders' and Founders' ROI company exit.





Meet

Benjamin Gage

YP2M Founder & Managing Partner




Master Start Up and Scale Up Professional

Benjamin Gage is a very versatile entrepreneur with a long history working on the cutting edge while assuming risk and leading others in collaborations. His development and commercialization support of new brands, patents and systems changes led to significant savings, values and multi-million dollar acquisitions for others. 


He led or supported dozens of product development and launch operations in multiple verticals including technology, performance apparel, smart textiles, sport tech, medical device wearables and resort sport properties. Accordingly, he served in many intrapreneur and entrepreneur roles including Start Up CEO, Executive Director, Founder, Brand Owner, Growth Coach, Marketing Executive, Distributor, Sales and Production Management, Manufacturer's Rep, 

Inventor and Global Sport Professional. 


Today, he is committed to supporting early stage companies and their founders that possess talent and drive with 

an eye on the 'triple bottom line' (financial, social & ecological impact) and a fair return on stakeholder contributions.



Innovator, Coach, Team Builder, Process Driven, Execution Centric

Mr Gage designed a SasS Technology Portal for global innovation collaboration based on PLM (Product LifeCycle Management) patents he was awarded, launched the first nationally distributed sport fashion brand in America to pioneer the merging of performance textile technology with aesthetic garment appeal, developed the Founder of the 21st Most Promising Company named by Forbes, and co founded a FDA approved Medical Textile Wearable 

Device Company that is now the USA's 3rd highest selling product in its' category.  


Most recently, he initiated and leads the university collaboration team for development of a proprietary SaaS 

Platform to manage the commercialization of emerging innovations out of institutional R&D toward growth. 



Broad Education, Collaborations, University Connections

Mr Gage has a BA from Wake Forest University, is a graduate of WFU's MBA School of Management's BDI at the 

Angell Center for Entrepreneurship, and serves as an Executive in Residence at NCSU for its' Office of Technology Commercialization and New Ventures in support of university student and faculty innovation spin outs, while managing YP2M's Virtual Commercializer. 


He is also allied with the combined NC State and UNC Center for Bio Medical Engineering and the Bio Tech Center 
of NC with a focus on medical textiles and health tech wearable solutions. He serves as an Analyst or Judge in the Research Triangle region for early stage innovation Pitch or Shark Tank like events at area organizations and institutions including at NCSU, Duke and Campbell Universities. 


Formerly, he collaborated with FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology) in NY and the former DOD supported Clemson 

Apparel Research Center as the Principal Investigator sponsored by the University related to PLM (Product LifeCycle Management) innovation in the value chain in response to disruptive econ effects from NAFTA & China's WTO entry. Previously, he had collaborated to develop a sport training device with Indiana University's Professor Emeritus, Dr Mendel Sherman, a noted pioneer of Instructional Systems Technology.  




Early Career Travel and Business Foundation 


A 4th generation manufacturer and 2nd generation sport professional, he evolved into a serial entrepreneur early 

in his career. After collegiate tennis competition, study-cading Western Europe and graduating from WFU, he 

competed professionally two seasons on the International ATP Pro Tennis Satellite Challenger Circuit in Europe, Scandinavia, South Africa and Florida. Later, after working in textile apparel plant management and pioneering activewear at retail and wholesale, he traveled as a sports marketing executive and then as a brand manufacture 

and tech entrepreneur to set up design and start up production operations in the the USA, France, Northern Ireland, South Africa and Asia.