Smart Product Collabatorium  

                                      

A Commercialization Platform for Scaling Emerging Brands

                                                            

                                      


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Welcome to Our Collaboration Zone

 

This is where we customize the foundation for Commercial Success of 

"Your Product to Market"



The quest for seed funding and launch execution is the most critical part of any start-up journey…it’s not easy and it requires a comprehensive process with a focus on the end goal, growth with a viable ROI. However, once victorious, it feels like the greatest accomplishment in your life. We help you get there utilizing our proprietary commercialization solution. 



Our Proprietary Solutions are both Art and Process

YP2M's solutions are both an art and process honed over many years, designed to specifically navigate entrepreneurs from inception through seed funding and a collaborative launch toward growth and later funding rounds, eventually toward exit for a strong return on investment (ROI) for all founders and stakeholders. 


Introducing the Launch Pro Navigator

Benjamin Gage 

Entrepreneur & Intraprenur Management Expert


"I developed the Launch Pro Navigator to enable fundable emerging companies to execute their commercial pathway to 

market and growth with a ROI for all Founders and Stakeholders. 


Think of it as your 'Virtual Commercialization Assistant' for navigating Your Product 2 Market toward a viable exit"




Read About Benjamin Gage 

Innovator with Comprehensive Experience 

Benjamin Gage is a very creative and versatile serial entrepreneur committed to supporting emerging companies and early stage founders that possess talent and drive. His commercialization support of new brands, patents and systems changes led to million dollar savings, values and acquisitions. 


A pioneer of new systems and product innovations in performance apparel, sport, technology, and medical textile wearables, hhas a long history of working on the cutting edge, while assuming risk and leading others. He is a multi generation textile apparel and sport professional with decades of small business entrepreneur and corporate 

intrapreneur experience. 

Credentials

Mr Gage was awarded PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) patents as inventor, has a BA from Wake Forest 

University, and is a graduate of Wake Forest University’s MBA School of Management's BDI at the Angell Center fo

Entrepreneurship.

He is recognized as a business expert for emerging companies and founders in developing new innovations, 

business models, pivots, go to market accelerations, and early growth execution. He has served in many early stage 

business development roles including, Start Up CEO, Growth Coach, Brand Owner, Adviser, Executive Director and Sales Manager. 


Name and emerging brands he supported in systems changes, product innovations or launch include Burlington Industries, JC Penney, FoxFire Technologies, Safe’n’Clear Medical Device, CloverTex Yarns, Aero Hydro 3D CAD, Sea Pines Sports Resorts, Wilson Sporting Goods, Rossignol of France, Donnay Tennis, PAHR Golf Wear, Mountain Khakis Outdoor Gear, ReActiv Designs Ergonomic Tech Wear, and Southern Tide --considered the fastest growing apparel brand in America and recently named the 21st most promising company by Forbes. 


Previously, he designed a patented SaaS Solution for the global textile apparel supply chain. Most recently, he co founded a medical textile wearable company that received FDA approval and advised other smart garment and health tech wearable companies. 

Current Status and University Connectivity

Mr Gage currently serves as Executive in Residence for NC State’s Office of Technology Commercialization and New Ventures in support of university student and faculty spin outs, while managing his Commercialization Platform, YP2M. 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. 


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 Clemson University related to PLM (Product LifeCycle Management) innovation in the value chain in response to disruptive effects from NAFTA & China's WTO entry.

Early Career

Early in his business career, before entering the emerging market field, Mr Gage worked in resort and global sport 

brand marketing, textile apparel manufacturing systems management and product launches. He rolled out several 

sport center and specialty retail operations for Sea Pines of Hilton Head, pioneered a new manufacturing system for Burlington Industries Menswear, and led the relaunch of Rossignol Tennis and Activewear USA before he founded 

and created the first nationally distributed comprehensive "sport fashion" brand in America in alliance with a NY Fashion Studio and Rossignol Sport of France-- to pioneer the merging of performance garment technology with aesthetic and comfort appeal. 


He competed a couple of seasons on the International ATP Pro Tennis Satellite Challenger Circuit  following 

collegiate competition and graduation from Wake Forest. 


Investopidia Definitions 

'Intrapreneur'

An intrapreneur is an inside entrepreneur, or an entrepreneur within a large firm, who uses entrepreneurial skills without incurring the risks associated with those activities. Intrapreneurs are usually employees within a company who are assigned to work on a special idea or project, and they are instructed to develop the project like an entrepreneur would. Intrapreneurs usually have the resources and capabilities of the firm at their disposal.


'Entrepreneur'

An entrepreneur is an individual who, rather than working as an employee, founds and runs a small (or emerging) business, assuming all the risks and rewards of the venture. Commonly seen as an innovator, the entrepreneur is a source of new ideas, goods, services and business/or procedures.