WHAT IS CENERGIM?

Cenergim is an American technology solution provider located in the San Francisco Bay Area, U.S.A. We offer a managed co-innovation solution—software-with-a-service (SwaS)—to technology innovators who are seeking turnkey solutions to solve their complex innovation and business related challenges.

INNOVATORS EMPOWERING INNOVATORS TO SUCCEED

We are a team of passionate software innovation veterans with diverse backgrounds spanning the entire software innovation life-cycle.  We love to innovate and help our peers solve their pesky innovation challenges and mysteries.
We have all been where you are now and have experienced the pain you are experiencing. As employees, executives, entrepreneurs, and consultants we have dealt with countless challenges and have found ways to solve them.
So, we understand your unmet needs and challenges that cannot be solved using the existing solutions. As a result, we decided to develop a simple and smart solution to help our peers solve these challenges discreetly, reliably, and affordably. Our goal is to help you achieve your desired growth outcomes.

WE HELP TECHNOLOGY INNOVATORS SOLVE THEIR CHALLENGES AND ACHIEVE THEIR DESIRED GROWTH OUTCOMES

We enable innovation teams to become engines for growth by delivering outstanding outcomes through co-innovation. Our co-innovation platform facilitates collaboration with other innovators and elite solution providers in our ecosystem.

CO-INNOVATION IS THE FUTURE OF INNOVATION

Co-innovation is a collaborative and distributed form of open innovation and co-creation in a collaborative economy model. It’s a form of partnership where two or more innovators collaborate together throughout the innovation process anywhere from ideation to commercialization.
Co-innovators are a group of peers, subject matter experts, customers, or partners from one or more industries or ecosystems—”club-of-experts”—who share common objectives. Collectively, they generate breakthrough ideas, co-create new products and solutions, and solve complex innovation and business challenges that lead to achieving their desired business outcomes. 

INNOVATE SMARTER AND FASTER OR DIE IS THE NEW REALITY
Today’s innovators are under immense pressure from all directions as change is happening much faster than ever before. Digital transformation and Covid-19 Pandemic have also exacerbated this situation by creating technology, capability, and resource gaps in organizations.
As a result, innovators are facing many new challenges. Foremost, innovation is no longer a core competency and the engine of business growth for many who are still using a centralized and siloed approach to innovation.
Hence, they can no longer innovate fast enough to compete effectively in today’s transient and hyper-competitive markets as their innovation engine is misfiring. This means that their risk of failing is even higher than before. Cenergim Co-innovation solution is designed to solve this problem.

Source: INNOSIGHT/Richard N.Foster/Standard & Poor’s

 A TECTONIC SHIFT IS TRANSFORMING INNOVATION

Innovation is rapidly changing as a result of the collision of the following trends:

  • rapid advancements in smart technologies like AI, machine learning, virtual reality, blockchain, and analytics;
  • increased demand for simple DIFM solutions as a result of the increased complexity of DIY solutions;
  • the emergence of the new 3D’s operational model as a result of the complexity and inefficiency of the 3C’s model;
  • the advent of remote work policies and practices as a result of the pandemic;
  • disruptions in the business models and operations as a result of the emergence of the 4th industrial revolution and new technologies that are fusing the physical, digital and biological worlds;
  • the localization of the supply chains as a result of the disruptions caused to the globalized supply chains by the Covid-19 pandemic.

With this shift the complexity levels of innovations are also increasing at an unprecedented rate (32x in 5 years, 1,000x in 10 years, etc). This is putting 40% of global companies with a combined market value of $26T at the risk of disruption.
We realize that this model in not sustainable and that innovators need a new breed of solutions and ways of doing things not only to cope with these changes and survive, but also to succeed and thrive in the new environment.

THE FUTURE OF INNOVATION IS HERE AND WE ARE COMMITTED TO EMPOWER THE NEXT WAVE OF INNOVATIONS

The prevailing do-it-yourself (DIY) innovation paradigm is too complex and inefficient. It is based on an outdated R&D-driven methodology that uses a linear-value-chain model and advocates building and optimizing centralized DIY operations. This model was developed for businesses operating in the 3C’s infrastructure-driven world that was centralized, capital intensive and controlled by hierarchy.
However, this model is failing in the current 3D’s driven digital world—diversified, distributed, and decentralized—that is built on a multidimensional value-chain model and relies on everything as-a-service (XaaS), pay-per-use (PPU), and do-it-for-me (DIFM) business models to deliver outcomes.
Albeit beneficial to the SaaS revolution, the DIY model is failing in many cases as it requires massive capabilities and resources that are in short supply. The result has been widening capability and resource gaps that have incapacitated innovators and their ability to deliver on the expected outcomes.
Co-innovation has emerged as the next step in the evolution of innovation management solutions to meet the new demands in the current collaborative economy. Cenergim’s pioneering solution built on a 3D’s model fills the current market void and helps the growing technology companies to enjoy sustainable growth.

WE WANT TO PIONEER A WHOLE NEW MARKET SEGMENT FOR MANAGED CO-INNOVATION SOLUTIONS

We also realize that an unprecedented market opportunity exists for co-innovation solutions and we are committed to leverage our expertise to capitalize on this opportunity. We estimate that in the U.S. alone, a $4.95B opportunity exists as the growing SaaS companies are looking for DIFM solutions to stay competitive and grow faster.
Traditionally, these solutions have been only available to large global enterprises in the form of Managed BPO solutions. We intend to democratize the access to these solutions and enable small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) to benefit from them too.

INNOVATION IS THE ENGINE OF GROWTH BUT TOO MUCH COMPLEXITY IS CAUSING IT TO MISFIRE

The inconvenient truth is that the complexity level of innovation challenges is growing faster than the capabilities of innovators. While the majority have audacious innovation and growth objectives, their efforts are hampered by lack of adequate expertise and resources needed to solve complex challenges that they must solve to meet their goals.
We help innovators solve this problem by reducing the complexities for them. As a result, they can quickly fine-tune their innovation engine and grow faster.
 Let’s face it, the path from an innovative idea to success can be a long and treacherous one. Cenergim solution was created to provide a more expedient path between your ideas and execution; and to offer help when you need it, regardless of where you are in your journey.

CENERGIM CO-INNOVATION SOLUTION

Cenergim provides a turnkey co-innovation solution to technology innovators to help them solve their innovation and business challenges more efficiently.
We do this by offering a software-with-a-service (SwaS) solution that combines a high-tech software with hi-touch managed services. Our solution consists of three components:
  • Co-innovation Platform: An intuitive platform that enables “Challengers” to discreetly submit their challenges to Cenergim and co-innovate solutions with hand-picked partners vetted and invited by the Cenergim Success Management team. Our platform streamlines the capabilities of open innovation and co-creation platforms in one simple and easy-to-use platform;
  • Innovation Ecosystem: Communities of “Innovators” who have diverse backgrounds in disciplines related to innovation such as technology, marketing, operations, legal, security, human resources, finance, and consulting. Their expertise spans the entire innovation cycle from ideation to commercialization. They include individual consultants, specialized firms, trusted solution and technology providers, and educational and research institutions who collaboratively solve challenges and co-create tailored solutions;
  • Managed Services: Success Management services to properly orchestrate and manage all aspects of the challenge management process.
CO-INNOVATION IS THE EASIEST WAY TO SOLVE COMPLEX INNOVATION CHALLENGES
Innovators are a special breed with unique needs. They stand for possibilities where others only see challenges. They take risks to build a better future when others are still stuck in the old paradigms and ways of doing things. That is why innovators are the lifeblood and the engine of economic growth. Therefore, we believe that they deserve solutions that are tailor-made to their unique needs that enable them to succeed for the contribution that they make to society.

Innovators are a special breed with unique needs. They stand for possibilities where others only see challenges. They take risks to build a better future when others are still stuck in the old paradigms and ways of doing things. That is why innovators are the lifeblood and the engine of economic growth. Therefore, we believe that they deserve solutions that are tailor-made to their unique needs that enable them to succeed for the contribution that they make to society.
Unfortunately, the existing conventional solutions are designed for a functional world and are not appropriate for non-conformists like innovators as they do not follow the conventional wisdom and practices developed for the larger enterprises. It is like fitting a “square peg into a round hole”. Innovators encounter unique challenges every day that require out-of-the-box and non-conventional approaches to solve.
As innovators ourselves we believe that the easiest way to solve complex challenges is through co-innovation with other innovators as they understand the unique innovation challenges and have developed expert capabilities to solve them.
Hence, we empower innovators to collaborate together in a trusted ecosystem to solve their challenges. Think of it as a VIP club for innovators where multiple companies and experts collaborate together based on authenticity, qualification, and trust to accelerate innovation and co-create outstanding solutions and outcomes.
If you share our belief we love to hear from you, and if possible to join forces with you.

SALIENT BENEFITS TO TECHNOLOGY INNOVATORS

Some of the benefits that innovators can realize through using Cenergim solutions include:

  • Improving performance by removing capability and resource gaps;
  • Increasing speed-to-market by eliminating bottlenecks through collaboration;
  • Eliminating operational inefficiencies by removing the innovation silos and providing agile and lean solutions that span the entire innovation process;
  • Eliminating frictions in the existing centralized DIY operations by delivering adaptive solutions for flexible consumption via a DIFM pay-per-use model;
  • Reducing the risks and costs associated with building inefficient internal operations by using a 3D’s model;
  • Reducing costs by eliminating errors, inefficiencies, and opportunity costs;
  • Enabling outcome-driven innovation by augmenting capabilities through an elastic ecosystem;
  • Reducing complexity and errors by simplifying the innovation operations;
  • Outperforming the competition by improving innovation agility
EMPOWERING TECHNOLOGY INNOVATORS TO GROW FASTER
Our primary market consists of fast growing software innovators who are seeking turnkey solutions to rapidly solve their challenges and grow faster. However, we can also serve other technology enabled innovators on a case-by-case basis.
HELPING SOFTWARE INDUSTRY SOLVE THEIR UNIQUE CHALLENGES
Software industry is unique in many ways. Foremost, It is the only industry that provides solutions to all other industries. Consequently, it has enjoyed an explosive growth as the whole world now operates on software.
However, the software industry as a whole and SaaS providers, in particular, face unique challenges as well. These challenges make growing a successful SaaS business quite a daunting endeavor. The following list summarizes some of the salient challenges that software companies are facing today:
  • Building strong brand equity to attract new customers;
  • Differentiating offerings in a hyper-competitive market where 34,727 applications compete in 745 verticals;
  • Growing fast to maintain market share and attract new investments;
  • Dealing with constantly shifting customer needs and demands;
  • Coping with rapid advancements in technology;
  • Coping with the shrinking product life-cycles;
  • Developing new capabilities as a result of the explosion of skills—more than 8,500.

Sources: SAASX.com, For Entrepreneur, Key, ProfitWell, G2 Crowd, and McKinsey

SEEKING PASSIONATE INNOVATORS AND EXPERT SOLUTION PROVIDERS

Are you passionate about innovation and seeking new challenges or experiences? If yes, we would love to hear from you. If you are either a growing innovation company seeking to solve your challenges, or a solution provider looking to join our exclusive community and solve other innovators’ challenges, we encourage you to sign up on our platform and build a profile.
For inquiries regarding contracting or partnership opportunities please send an email to partner@cenergim.com. For other inquiries including job opportunities, please send an email to info@cenergim.com. We promise to reply in a reasonable timeframe.

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Ron Dabbagh

Founder & CEO
25+ Years in Software Marketing

Hamid Hoseini

Platform Counsel
20+ Years in Software Engineer

Ahmad Joukar

Architecture & Data Sci.
20+ Years in Architecture & DBMS

Maryam Ardestani

UI / UX / Graphic Design
5+ Years in Design & Training

Mark Baudler

General Counsel
Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (WSGR)

Laura Moreno Lucas

Advisor
Finance Executive And Latina Entrepreneur

Tony Zirnoon

Advisor
Advisor To Cybersecurity Startups, Incubators, And Accelerators

WHAT IS CENERGIM?

Cenergim is an American technology solution provider located in the San Francisco Bay Area, U.S.A. We offer a managed co-innovation solution—software-with-a-service (SwaS)—to technology innovators who are seeking turnkey solutions to solve their complex innovation and business related challenges.

INNOVATORS EMPOWERING INNOVATORS TO SUCCEED

We are a team of passionate software innovation veterans with diverse backgrounds spanning the entire software innovation life-cycle.  We love to innovate and help our peers solve their pesky innovation challenges and mysteries.
We have all been where you are now and have experienced the pain you are experiencing. As employees, executives, entrepreneurs, and consultants we have dealt with countless challenges and have found ways to solve them.
So, we understand your unmet needs and challenges that cannot be solved using the existing solutions. As a result, we decided to develop a simple and smart solution to help our peers solve these challenges discreetly, reliably, and affordably. Our goal is to help you achieve your desired growth outcomes.

WE HELP TECHNOLOGY INNOVATORS SOLVE THEIR CHALLENGES AND ACHIEVE THEIR DESIRED GROWTH OUTCOMES

We enable innovation teams to become engines for growth by delivering outstanding outcomes through co-innovation. Our co-innovation platform facilitates collaboration with other innovators and elite solution providers in our ecosystem.

CO-INNOVATION IS THE FUTURE OF INNOVATION

Co-innovation is a collaborative and distributed form of open innovation and co-creation in a collaborative economy model. It’s a form of partnership where two or more innovators collaborate together throughout the innovation process anywhere from ideation to commercialization.
Co-innovators are a group of peers, subject matter experts, customers, or partners from one or more industries or ecosystems—”club-of-experts”—who share common objectives. Collectively, they generate breakthrough ideas, co-create new products and solutions, and solve complex innovation and business challenges that lead to achieving their desired business outcomes. 

INNOVATE SMARTER AND FASTER OR DIE IS THE NEW REALITY
Today’s innovators are under immense pressure from all directions as change is happening much faster than ever before. Digital transformation and Covid-19 Pandemic have also exacerbated this situation by creating technology, capability, and resource gaps in organizations.
As a result, innovators are facing many new challenges. Foremost, innovation is no longer a core competency and the engine of business growth for many who are still using a centralized and siloed approach to innovation.
Hence, they can no longer innovate fast enough to compete effectively in today’s transient and hyper-competitive markets as their innovation engine is misfiring. This means that their risk of failing is even higher than before. Cenergim Co-innovation solution is designed to solve this problem.

Source: INNOSIGHT/Richard N.Foster/Standard & Poor’s

 A TECTONIC SHIFT IS TRANSFORMING INNOVATION

Innovation is rapidly changing as a result of the collision of the following trends:

  • rapid advancements in smart technologies like AI, machine learning, virtual reality, blockchain, and analytics;
  • increased demand for simple DIFM solutions as a result of the increased complexity of DIY solutions;
  • the emergence of the new 3D’s operational model as a result of the complexity and inefficiency of the 3C’s model;
  • the advent of remote work policies and practices as a result of the pandemic;
  • disruptions in the business models and operations as a result of the emergence of the 4th industrial revolution and new technologies that are fusing the physical, digital and biological worlds;
  • the localization of the supply chains as a result of the disruptions caused to the globalized supply chains by the Covid-19 pandemic.

With this shift the complexity levels of innovations are also increasing at an unprecedented rate (32x in 5 years, 1,000x in 10 years, etc). This is putting 40% of global companies with a combined market value of $26T at the risk of disruption.
We realize that this model in not sustainable and that innovators need a new breed of solutions and ways of doing things not only to cope with these changes and survive, but also to succeed and thrive in the new environment.

THE FUTURE OF INNOVATION IS HERE AND WE ARE COMMITTED TO EMPOWER THE NEXT WAVE OF INNOVATIONS

The prevailing do-it-yourself (DIY) innovation paradigm is too complex and inefficient. It is based on an outdated R&D-driven methodology that uses a linear-value-chain model and advocates building and optimizing centralized DIY operations. This model was developed for businesses operating in the 3C’s infrastructure-driven world that was centralized, capital intensive and controlled by hierarchy.
However, this model is failing in the current 3D’s driven digital world—diversified, distributed, and decentralized—that is built on a multidimensional value-chain model and relies on everything as-a-service (XaaS), pay-per-use (PPU), and do-it-for-me (DIFM) business models to deliver outcomes.
Albeit beneficial to the SaaS revolution, the DIY model is failing in many cases as it requires massive capabilities and resources that are in short supply. The result has been widening capability and resource gaps that have incapacitated innovators and their ability to deliver on the expected outcomes.
Co-innovation has emerged as the next step in the evolution of innovation management solutions to meet the new demands in the current collaborative economy. Cenergim’s pioneering solution built on a 3D’s model fills the current market void and helps the growing technology companies to enjoy sustainable growth.

WE WANT TO PIONEER A WHOLE NEW MARKET SEGMENT FOR MANAGED CO-INNOVATION SOLUTIONS

We also realize that an unprecedented market opportunity exists for co-innovation solutions and we are committed to leverage our expertise to capitalize on this opportunity. We estimate that in the U.S. alone, a $4.95B opportunity exists as the growing SaaS companies are looking for DIFM solutions to stay competitive and grow faster.
Traditionally, these solutions have been only available to large global enterprises in the form of Managed BPO solutions. We intend to democratize the access to these solutions and enable small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) to benefit from them too.

INNOVATION IS THE ENGINE OF GROWTH BUT TOO MUCH COMPLEXITY IS CAUSING IT TO MISFIRE

The inconvenient truth is that the complexity level of innovation challenges is growing faster than the capabilities of innovators. While the majority have audacious innovation and growth objectives, their efforts are hampered by lack of adequate expertise and resources needed to solve complex challenges that they must solve to meet their goals.
We help innovators solve this problem by reducing the complexities for them. As a result, they can quickly fine-tune their innovation engine and grow faster.
 Let’s face it, the path from an innovative idea to success can be a long and treacherous one. Cenergim solution was created to provide a more expedient path between your ideas and execution; and to offer help when you need it, regardless of where you are in your journey.

CENERGIM CO-INNOVATION SOLUTION

Cenergim provides a turnkey co-innovation solution to technology innovators to help them solve their innovation and business challenges more efficiently.
We do this by offering a software-with-a-service (SwaS) solution that combines a high-tech software with hi-touch managed services. Our solution consists of three components:
  • Co-innovation Platform: An intuitive platform that enables “Challengers” to discreetly submit their challenges to Cenergim and co-innovate solutions with hand-picked partners vetted and invited by the Cenergim Success Management team. Our platform streamlines the capabilities of open innovation and co-creation platforms in one simple and easy-to-use platform;
  • Innovation Ecosystem: Communities of “Innovators” who have diverse backgrounds in disciplines related to innovation such as technology, marketing, operations, legal, security, human resources, finance, and consulting. Their expertise spans the entire innovation cycle from ideation to commercialization. They include individual consultants, specialized firms, trusted solution and technology providers, and educational and research institutions who collaboratively solve challenges and co-create tailored solutions;
  • Managed Services: Success Management services to properly orchestrate and manage all aspects of the challenge management process.

CO-INNOVATION IS THE EASIEST WAY TO SOLVE COMPLEX INNOVATION CHALLENGES

Innovators are a special breed with unique needs. They stand for possibilities where others only see challenges. They take risks to build a better future when others are still stuck in the old paradigms and ways of doing things. That is why innovators are the lifeblood and the engine of economic growth. Therefore, we believe that they deserve solutions that are tailor-made to their unique needs that enable them to succeed for the contribution that they make to society.

Innovators are a special breed with unique needs. They stand for possibilities where others only see challenges. They take risks to build a better future when others are still stuck in the old paradigms and ways of doing things. That is why innovators are the lifeblood and the engine of economic growth. Therefore, we believe that they deserve solutions that are tailor-made to their unique needs that enable them to succeed for the contribution that they make to society.
Unfortunately, the existing conventional solutions are designed for a functional world and are not appropriate for non-conformists like innovators as they do not follow the conventional wisdom and practices developed for the larger enterprises. It is like fitting a “square peg into a round hole”. Innovators encounter unique challenges every day that require out-of-the-box and non-conventional approaches to solve.
As innovators ourselves we believe that the easiest way to solve complex challenges is through co-innovation with other innovators as they understand the unique innovation challenges and have developed expert capabilities to solve them.
Hence, we empower innovators to collaborate together in a trusted ecosystem to solve their challenges. Think of it as a VIP club for innovators where multiple companies and experts collaborate together based on authenticity, qualification, and trust to accelerate innovation and co-create outstanding solutions and outcomes.
If you share our belief we love to hear from you, and if possible to join forces with you.

SALIENT BENEFITS TO TECHNOLOGY INNOVATORS

Some of the benefits that innovators can realize through using Cenergim solutions include:

  • Improving performance by removing capability and resource gaps;
  • Increasing speed-to-market by eliminating bottlenecks through collaboration;
  • Eliminating operational inefficiencies by removing the innovation silos and providing agile and lean solutions that span the entire innovation process;
  • Eliminating frictions in the existing centralized DIY operations by delivering adaptive solutions for flexible consumption via a DIFM pay-per-use model;
  • Reducing the risks and costs associated with building inefficient internal operations by using a 3D’s model;
  • Reducing costs by eliminating errors, inefficiencies, and opportunity costs;
  • Enabling outcome-driven innovation by augmenting capabilities through an elastic ecosystem;
  • Reducing complexity and errors by simplifying the innovation operations;
  • Outperforming the competition by improving innovation agility
EMPOWERING TECHNOLOGY INNOVATORS TO GROW FASTER

Our primary market consists of fast growing software innovators who are seeking turnkey solutions to rapidly solve their challenges and grow faster. However, we can also serve other technology enabled innovators on a case-by-case basis.

HELPING SOFTWARE INDUSTRY SOLVE THEIR UNIQUE CHALLENGES
Software industry is unique in many ways. Foremost, It is the only industry that provides solutions to all other industries. Consequently, it has enjoyed an explosive growth as the whole world now operates on software.
However, the software industry as a whole and SaaS providers, in particular, face unique challenges as well. These challenges make growing a successful SaaS business quite a daunting endeavor. The following list summarizes some of the salient challenges that software companies are facing today:
  • Building strong brand equity to attract new customers;
  • Differentiating offerings in a hyper-competitive market where 34,727 applications compete in 745 verticals;
  • Growing fast to maintain market share and attract new investments;
  • Dealing with constantly shifting customer needs and demands;
  • Coping with rapid advancements in technology;
  • Coping with the shrinking product life-cycles;
  • Developing new capabilities as a result of the explosion of skills—more than 8,500.

Sources: SAASX.com, For Entrepreneur, Key, ProfitWell, G2 Crowd, and McKinsey

SEEKING PASSIONATE INNOVATORS AND EXPERT SOLUTION PROVIDERS

Are you passionate about innovation and seeking new challenges or experiences? If yes, we would love to hear from you. If you are either a growing innovation company seeking to solve your challenges, or a solution provider looking to join our exclusive community and solve other innovators’ challenges, we encourage you to sign up on our platform and build a profile.
For inquiries regarding contracting or partnership opportunities please send an email to partner@cenergim.com. For other inquiries including job opportunities, please send an email to info@cenergim.com. We promise to reply in a reasonable timeframe.

Ron Dabbagh

Founder & CEO
25+ Years in Software Marketing

Hamid Hoseini

Platform Counsel
25+ Years in Software Engineer

Ahmad Joukar

Architecture & Data Sci.
20+ Years in Architecture & DBMS

Maryam Ardestani

UI / UX / Graphic Design
5+ Years in Design & Training

Mark Baudler

General Counsel
Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich &
Rosati (WSGR)

Laura Moreno Lucas

Advisor
Finance Executive And
Latina Entrepreneur

Tony Zirnoon

Advisor
Advisor To Cybersecurity Startups, Incubators,
And Accelerators