Ian Stevenson, December 2009 to present , www.ateeda.com
Ian started working with ATEEDA on a Market Assessment Study as part of his Saltire
Fellowship year in 2009, and was subsequently retained to assist with tasks including
developing marketing materials, arranging attendance at tradeshows and manning the
stand, and preaparing materials for investors. Ian also leads development and evaluation
of algorithms for new products.
Ian Stevenson and Ruth Stevenson, August 2010 to present
Loc8er has a well defined hardware product in an industry where hardware providers
are typically commoditised and work at a very slim margin. Ian has worked with the
team to develop a business model around the core product that has the potential
for long term profitability, and is proving attractive to potential investors. Ian
continues to provide support for business planning and fundraising activity.
Ruth is supporting research with customers to validate and refine the proposed business
model, and to establish the desirability of different options and features. This
has taken the form of Focus Groups delivering insight into how customers think and
talk about the product, and placing questions on a national omnibus survey of 2000+
respondents to test pricing and demand.
Ian Stevenson, 2010 to present
Ian started working with Cytomos after meeting the founder at an Edinburgh University
event. He has played an informal role, helping with planning and the direction of
early work to explore possible markets. Ian has also been able to make introductions
to other sources of support and advice.
Ian Stevenson, August 2010 to present, www.contemplateltd.com
Ian provides a broad range of support to Contemplate as interim Business Development
Director. This includes developing product ideas around the core technology and
getting these out to potential customers to evaluate their attractiveness. Contemplate
are currently running an "early adopters" programme, and Ian has made use of his
extensive network to make introductions to contacts in industry.
Other activities have included supporting recruitment to develop the team, helping
with business planning and burn rate management, positioning for license negotiations,
and preparing the business for investment.
Professor Don Sannella, Founder and CEO, Contemplate Ltd, recommended Ian's work
via LinkedIn (March
“Ian has been tremendously useful to Contemplate, taking us from first-time entrepreneurs
with a vision and some promising technology to our first contracts with real customers.
He helped us explore ideas for products and investigate potential markets, and played
a key role in signing up the first customers to our early adopter programme. Along
the way he provided valuable assistance with all aspects of business development,
produced excellent material for presentations and business plans, and even sorted
out stubborn system problems on my laptop. Highly recommended.”
Ian Stevenson, Sep 2012 to present
Ian is working with Nuergy to prepare a business plan and financial model for investors.