Support & Services
Nakoudu offers a range of free and paid-for services designed to support digital entrepreneurs and the digital technologies sector as a whole. Offering these services requires us to bring together both potential users and the service providers who might support them. So, if you are an expert in your field and can assist with free or for-a-fee services in any country across the world we would love to hear from you.
It takes a community to raise a child and it will take a community to accelerate meaningful technology growth and digital integration going forward. Our aim is to bring together the world’s biggest most connected entrepreneurial community and your support will be invaluable to this. Our aim is to provide introductions to all the services that a deep tech entrepreneur needs, we will be your team, so if what you need is not here reach out to us and tell us how we can help.
How we can help?
Commercialise Your Smart City Data
With the growth of Digital Technologies, IOT solutions and Digital Twins, cities and governments are finding that they now have data available that they would like to bring to the attention of users and entrepreneurs.
The Nakoudu platform specialises in Smart City and Digital tech and has connections to industry support organisations, digital transformation consultants and regulators across the world so when you complete your profile entrepreneurs across the world will know what’s on offer and by bringing together many data points we can help you identify standard practices that will make your journey more productive
Expand to International Markets
Digital technologies are born global and as the Nakoudu platform is global from the outset, we know we can help with contacts or pathways that can win you introductions into any country.
As we grow, we will be building our understanding of who to connect with whom - there are general and specialist accelerators, investors, government entities, corporations, and mentors across the world who will help you get connected.
Prepare Your Pitch
A simple, effective pitch can be worth millions. Whether you are building your short pitch or your full investor overview, we have skilled professionals who can help you.
It all starts with understanding your audience and customising your approach.
Nakoudu provides free introductory seminars and online pitch practice events, and if you would like something customised, we can introduce you to a number of proven pitch coaches
Prepare Your Investor Brief
Investors have lots of choices and, while sometimes they support companies with a cause, they mostly look to invest in companies that offer potential for high ROI.
They rarely invest in unproven technologies without companies, and their risk appetite for companies with a long and expensive paths to market is typically low.
So, covering the right information, reducing the risk where possible, staying away from sweeping market size generalisations and identifying a clear path to market is imperative.
Build or Train Your First Technical Sales and Business Development Team
New businesses, or growing businesses with new products, don’t always have the luxury of dedicated sales teams so let us help you!
Your Nakoudu sector expert will show you how to leverage the online connections provided as part of your membership and suggest how you can develop your initial sales strategy around them. Then, as your company grows we have great relationships with training and external technical sales professionals who can remotely support your sales strategy build out.
Find a Grant, Learn about R&D Tax Credits and Other Options for Non-diluting Funds
Nothing worse than finding a grant that would have been great for your business the day after it closed.
At the same time, we all find grants that don’t suit us but may be great for another company.
The Nakoudu team will include a grant feature in our next version, but for now if you see a grant opportunity we will post it to share it with the entire community and if you want to find out more about any of these options
Locate a Pilot or Prototype Partner
We’re opening up our contact list.
There are lots of companies out there who would like to promote digital innovation and work with you to pilot your tech, we just need to identify them and build a compelling business case.
Nakoudu brings together entrepreneurs, cities, and corporations. All these entities are committed to building a digital ecosystem so let Nakoudu help you connect.
When you do, we have partners who can help you move the initiative forward.
Technical Writers - Let Us Help You Create Your Marketing Collateral
Technology-based PowerPoints are not enough to capture the attention of potential users who must understand and help others to understand your opportunity.
Nakoudu has brought together a team of technical writers with experience in both deep tech- [engineering and medical concepts] and commercial writing.
If you need it, the Nakoudu team will help you with the wording on your one-page brief at no cost and we will work with you to create outbound marketing collateral promoting innovation in your sector. Additionally, if you are looking to build out your investment, product marketing or sales-collateral, we can connect you to several industry experts.
How to write a technical brief to introduce your product
Contact Your Nakoudu Admin
Build an Effective Commercialisation Strategy
The path you take, and who you partner with, to build-out your products is critically important.
Your first profile review offers an in-person call with an industry sector expert, with deep tech and commercialisation experience within 3 weeks of sign up. If your strategy is already in place, we will discuss ways that Nakoudu can proactively outreach to potential partners.
The Nakoudu site will post articles and search the web for grants that might offer benefit directly to your sector. If a more extensive strategy is required, we can introduce you to expert teams specialise in commercialisation plans for technical industries.
Recruit New Technical and Commercial Team Members
Nakoudu has relationships with recruiters who have experience finding and integrating top deep tech and ITC talent in many countries.
If you are looking for a position or are hiring contact us and we will connect you to the Nakoudu digital neighbourhood.
Find an Experienced Mentor
Its important when you are growing your company to receive the best, most targeted, advice possible.
As Nakoudu grows we will be able to connect you to sector mentors across the globe. Additionally, mentors can sign into our network and create a profile for the sector that they would like to support and talk about the value that can add.
Nakoudu mentors are online and specialise in providing deep tech and digital health advice and they offer this advice through individual or group sessions.
Draw up or Design Your Protype for Engineering or Medtech Innovations
A clear 3D drawing or a well-developed design specification will help clearly define your IP and explain your tech to potential clients and investors.
Nakoudu can connect you to freelancers and industrial designers who can not only complete these designs, but who can help you meet the various regulatory requirements of your industry.
Nakoudu can get your started with your design!
Find Smart City, Circular Economy or Climate Change Initiatives across the World
Learning from the examples that are already out there is a great way to begin an initiative.
The Nakoudu site allows users to sort by Smart City, Circular Economy and Climate Change initiatives and by location. So run this report to find new ideas and contacts for your initiative.
If you are interested in supporting these important whole community initiatives contact us and we will let you know about what we see going on and ways you might help