We enable leaders to innovate, transform organizations, and impact those they serve.

Read on to see what some of our clients have to say about working with us.

 

JAMES CAMERON

CEO, RSBCC

Client Goal: Build the vision, organizational buy-in and diversified funding to achieve inclusive economic development in the next phase

Practice Areas: Growth strategy, innovation

Assignment: Create strategic plan and work with leaders throughout the organization to execute on it

“Everyone talks about sustainable impact and growth; Acceleration Group makes it a reality. A first-rate strategy shop, Acceleration Group sets itself apart through the vision to put the larger possibilities on the map, the facilitative skills to align stakeholders behind ambitious solutions, and the practical know-how to prove the possibilities and achieve outcomes that count.”

JIM GERSON

CHAIRMAN, EVERCEL

Goal: Assess potential acquisition of disruptive local-mobile services startup

Practice Areas: Business Case Due Diligence, Innovation, Digital Strategy

Assignment: Analyze the acquisition target and the business case for making the acquisition, and make recommendations

“We engaged Acceleration Group to study the industry and a disruptive innovator in providing digital media advertising for SMB’s. We were delighted with their work. We had a crItical time constraint which they were able to meet. Their work was both thorough and comprehensive. The output was clear and thoughtful. Each of the consultants provided an outstanding level of comprehension of our requirements and expertise in their specialty.”

BALA MULLOTH

FACULTY DIRECTOR, CENTRAL EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY INNOVATION LAB

Goal: Develop innovation program and introduce new frameworks to global executive MBAs

Practice Areas: Launch Strategy, Innovation

Assignment: Design and lead global innovation workshops to kick off CEU’s New York Program each year

“I have had the opportunity to work with Acceleration Group and would highly recommend them as a savvy, sophisticated and experienced team. They deeply understand innovation management and the processes of working with business owners to generate growth and profit.”

CHARISE LIGGINS

FORMERLY SENIOR MANAGER, NYC SMALL BUSINESS SERVICES

Goal: Bring expertise on subjects of growth and financing to the NYC small business community

Practice Areas: Small Business Financing, Program Design, Digital Strategy

Results: Created scalable online program in growth financing.

“We hired Acceleration Group to develop and deliver specialized training programs to support the growth of New York City’s business community. One of these programs was a series of intensive workshops on growth and the second program was our very first online training course. Both programs represented bold new steps NYC Business Solutions was taking to enhance the impact of our services on the business community and Acceleration Group helped us to achieve our goals. They brought the creativity, knowledge of the subject matter and expert instruction that we were looking for. I would definitely enjoy working with them again!”

VICTORIA WILLIAMS

FORMERLY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ELMCOR

Goal: Formulate, write and present a launch plan and growth strategy for a new Economic Development Center

Practice Areas: Growth Strategy, Strategic Positioning, Economic Development

Assignment: Develop strategy and help gain the buy-in of the board

“Acceleration Group’s launch plan for our new economic development center is clear and practical. It takes us from where we started and leads us step-by-step to where we want to go. The plan positions our organizational strengths for the new opportunities ahead, identifies potential partners, and sets paths for engaging specific funders. It also hones our center’s mission and programs, and the impact that it will have on the community. Finally, by helping us to formally present the plan, Acceleration Group helped us to win the confidence we needed from our Board of Directors and major stakeholders at several levels of government, in order to move forward.”

STEVE FALLA RIFF

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, INNOVATION HIGH SCHOOL

Goal: Help activate the board’s capacity to forge relationships that fulfill the school’s potential

Practice Areas:Growth Strategy, Facilitation, Change-management

Assignment: Facilitate the board’s retreats and engage it in a set of projects to help fulfill the larger vision for the community

“The ability to analyze the Board-management dynamic, to identify and surmount existing hurdles, and to enhance strengths and accelerate the growth process, brings added value to an organization that cannot be overstated. Acceleration Group created the framework for the board and management to create collaborative teams and engage key partners within the larger ecosystem. This has had enormous practical value as a platform for carrying out some of the school’s primary objectives for leadership in technology, community schooling and development.”

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