(Battle-Tested On Over 250 Products & Apps)
We typically cut 80% or more of the time and capital that it would take to get to market, and we do all the work with you to license or launch your product/app, using over 30 years of experience to your advantage.
For the past 20+ years I've dedicated my life to the art of entrepreneurship. I have successfully launched numerous seven figure businesses and developed two private companies that achieved Inc. 500 status. I've also helped over 2,000 entrepreneurs develop, fund, and grow their businesses.
As the co-founder and former CEO of IdeaPros®, I had unprecedented access to study those that achieved massive results. My team and I managed over 250 startups so I teach based on experience, not theory. Success leaves clues and ProductMentor™ is my opportunity to pay forward the enormous treasures I have collected.
My retail & wholesale background with Brookstone, Office Depot, Frontgate, and Jobar have advanced my skills in product development, global sourcing, marketing, and financial budgeting. My products have become ASOTV \ DRTV products through Telebrands (BulbHead) and Emson (Bell & Howell) and sold in key retailers nationwide.
Sample of products Developed, Launched, or Merchandised: Tempur-Pedic Pillows & Mattress Topper · Sonicare Toothbrush · Color Coded Blood Pressure Monitor · Thermoscan 1st Instant Ear Thermometer · Tanita 1st Body Fat Scale · FaceLyft Wrinkle Pillow · AeroBed Instant Mattress · Eggsercizer Hand Exerciser · Anti-Ant Pet bowl · 1st Shiatsu Massager · Sky Lite Laser Light · Panasonic Wet/Dry Nose Hair Trimmer · Readrest Magnetic Eyeglass Holder · Skagen Watches · Sasquatch Pet bed · Kool-Down Evaporative Fan
Over the span of the last 20+ years, I have specialized in various types of Business Consulting. From real estate investing with Dean Street, to real estate flipping with Roger Neal, I have transacted tens of millions of dollars in business and have enjoyed providing entrepreneurs the support and guidance to realize their goals.
I enjoy helping startups as well as experienced entrepreneurs to take the critical steps necessary to advance their businesses and careers. I consistently rank at the top in regards to helpfulness and dedication to the craft of helping others.
"When it comes to launching a physical product or platform, he has given me full confidence in sharing my vision to the world... by using powerful tools, exercises, and methods to help execute plans and taking calculated risks to minimize obstacles and challenges."
"When I found out that Mike had created ProductMentor and I could be part of it, I was like, heck yeah, sign me up. Now I have a product that belongs on any retail shelf vs. my little online store. So yeah. Good decision. Wish I'd done it sooner."
"I have to give credit where credit is due. My coach Mike.. he is amazing.. he is a genius.. he is a master problem solver... I haven't had a problem yet that Mike hasn't talked me through... I recommend ProductMentor 100%, 1,000%, 2,000%!"
"Mike is a guy of his word... he was able to actually help us create a number of different scaled products... it's far better to have someone guiding you based on their mistakes than you making your own mistakes and it costing you 3-4 times more... it's absolutely worth it, every single penny."
"I was 14 years old when I came up with my product and had no clue how to run a business or get my product to the market. I strongly recommend ProductMentor as they have been very helpful and I don't know what I would do without them."
"Look, there's no question that starting an app or a business is super difficult. Let alone making a successful one. My project is miles ahead of its time thanks to Mike and his team."
"You ever have an idea and you don't know where to start? It can be frustrating. I am so glad I met Mike and ProductMentor.. because of him my idea is tangible and going places. I can't tell you how happy I am.. this is the best decision I've ever made."
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This is something that never happens when dealing with any reputable company. But we understand it’s still a concern for some. So, when you submit your idea to ProductMentor our Confidentiality Agreement is automatically activated on your behalf. We review hundreds of applications a month; we would never risk our reputation over one idea.
NO! Many people compare us to Shark Tank, but we can actually help much earlier in the process because we will partner with entrepreneurs that don’t have sales or revenue yet.
We potentially can, but it's important to understand that we take a totally different approach than the typical "shop my patent" approach. Your odds of landing a licensing deal become much higher when your product has been designed with an evidence-based approach and proven with pre-orders or sales first - this is the approach that we take.
We provide a complete startup joint venture that includes expertise and contacts for surveys, validation, idea refinement, development, sourcing, pre-orders, crowdfunding, retail sales, direct sales, and online sales.