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






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. 




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!




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 to Scale Up Professional

Benjamin Gage is a very versatile entrepreneur and talent 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. 


Today, he is committed to supporting tech transfer for 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, Team Builder, Process Driven, Execution Centric

Mr Gage designed a SasS Technology Portal for global product 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.  


The past year he initiated and currently leads the university and private sector collaboration team for development of a proprietary SaaS Platform he co-invented to manage the commercialization of emerging innovations out of institutional R&D toward initial growth. He has also recently un-retired as a Tennis Professional to give back to the game part time as a former collegiate and ATP Pro Tour player and USPTA Teaching Pro. 



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.


He intermittently 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. 
He is also allied with the combined NC State and UNC Center for Bio Medical Engineering and the Bio Tech Center 
of NC with as a an expert resource 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 the University related to PLM (Product LifeCycle Management) innovation in response to disruptive econ effects on US supply chain infrastructure resulting from NAFTA & China's WTO entry. Previously, he collaborated to develop a sport training device with Indiana University's Professor Emeritus, the Dr Mendel Sherman, a noted pioneer in the field of Instructional Systems Technology.




Early Career Discipline, Global Travel and Business Foundation 


A 7th generation textile professional, 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 utilized disciplines gained to compete professionally 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 served as a sports sales and marketing executive for a global brand, and then later as brand manufacture/entrepreneur he set up proprietary design, sales and start up production operations in the USA, France, Northern Ireland, South Africa and Asia before entering the emerging technology market space.