About Us

Navigate Your Way to Entrepreneurial Success

We are great believers in Social Entrepreneurship. We love to use our knowledge, education and training to help people reach their business and personal goals and to accelerate their journey to success
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Who Are We

We are a global team of serial entrepreneurs who love and breathe entrepreneurship and innovation

Our Mission

Inspire 1 million people to dream big and showing them how they can turn their dreams into reality

What We Do

Teaching and mentoring is something we have always done, with our consulting clients and our students

Our history

Since 1985 we have been extremely fortunate having worked with some of the most talented and innovative people we know. We have invested in innovative startups and consulted to universities and R&D organisations helping them commercialise their Intellectual Property.
Aspiring entrepreneurs constantly ask ask us to help them with their startups, and there was no way we could meet this demand. So we decided to “clone ourselves” and created our online learning platform – BusinessNavigate Academy – to help more people to realise their dreams and aspirations

Our 6-D process

01

Discover

We are constantly researching what’s working and what’s not, exploring new business ideas to create smarter and more effective commercialisation strategies

02

Define

We do in-depth feasibility analyses to validate business ideas and explore creative ways ways to increase their viability as a profitable venture

03

Design

We use a a rigorous approach to designing and creating a product around the initial idea. It is based on the concept of Minimal Viable Product (MVP)

04

Develop

It is about putting a process, a methodology around the development of a product, starting with a Scope and Sequence, along with Research and Development

05

Deploy

Using creativity mixed with business discipline we focus on connecting new businesses to market, ensuring business formation is tailored to market needs

06

Deliver

We deliver outstanding value to customers, and to quickly secure substantial marketshare for the owners of the Intellectual Property

Our Founders

Together with our team we are inspired to achieve greatness

Karen Anderson

Director

Karen is a high-achieving creative who loves entrepreneurship. Using her curiosity, empathy and obsessive attention to detail, she takes ideas from the dream-stage and turns them into reality. Her expertise extends across diverse disciplines such as creativity, technology, product development, training and education. She thrives on helping others prosper and likes to give back whenever she can.

Hans Wijgh

BSc, BA(Hon), MA (Innovation Commercialisation)

Hans is passionate about innovation and has spent his entire career working with and helping aspiring entrepreneurs and companies at technology parks, universities and R&D companies launch their startups. Hans is a serial entrepreneur and with his background in Science, Social Sciences, and a Masters Degree in Innovation Commercialisation, he sees the world through unique eyes.

Who we've worked with

Why choose us?

Beginner to advanced courses. Learn at your own pace with lifetime access. Replay the videos as often as you want so you’ll never miss out. Step-by-step video instructions

Course delivery via a superior training portal with high quality video/audio viewable on any device. Start on one device and resume on another without losing your place

The courses are taught by a team of experienced entrepreneurs, business and marketing experts who all have been very successful in their own businesses​

Easily navigate and tracking of your progress through all your courses. With a single secure Login and self-serve Member Area you can conveniently manage your account

Stay connected! Our dedicated support team is here to help – we’re just one click away

Accelerate and achieve your goals. Stay motivated with our many resources, such as checklists, templates, planners, PDF guides, webinar and coaching replays