With all that’s happening w/ #Covid19 I’ve decided to be as helpful as possible with my skill-set and home-bound quarantine and offer coaching and/or mentoring on an as needed basis totally free via Zoom for any aspiring product entreprenure, struggling small business owner or independent designer.
I’ve been inspired by so many good deeds from neighbors and colleagues that I admire and respect like #tuckermax #timferriss #blakemycoskie #richardbranson #elonmusk Lets do what we can to help and make a difference.
Any and all questions or struggles related to design, designing engineering, manufacturing, logistics, cashflow, client work, sourcing capital, pivoting, scaling or just emotional support for your venture.
I will allocate 6hrs per week in 30min slots Tuesday and Thursday. With 20 years experience in launching brands and products for brands large and small I hope to be of some help during these challenging times. Reach me via the contact form below.
I'm also making available a 100+ page download of a presentation for the IDSA that covers how I got my start in the world of design, learning about the power of passive income, tips for launching a successful crowd-funding initiative and behind the scenes of developing one of our best selling furniture products.
Stay safe! Be smart! - Dario Antonioni
To schedule your consultation time please reach out via the contact form below and include your top 3 current struggles, how I could be of the most help at this time and best time for you on Tuesday or Thursday between 10-12AM CST.
dLab Ventures - a design driven incubator.
We have a high tolerance for risk. We fly planes, paraglide, surf, ride motorcycles and invest in new start-up product and services ventures. With hundreds of products launched for both our clients and our in-house design incubator, dLab Ventures, we wanted to create a venue where we could share the many lessons learned the hard way to those venturing into the unknown for the first time. Many of our ventures have become stand alone brands selling worldwide at coveted retail venues like the Apple Store and in mass big box shops like Sam's Club and Walmart. We believe in the power of design-driven business and we want to empower creatives and entrepreneurs to successfully launch their own products and brands.
We are here to help you if you have the passion, the drive and - great ideas.
We make it easy. Prepare a 10 slide PDF that showcases the problem you are solving, why this problem is relevant, a basic landscape overview, the team behind it (if its just you thats okay too) and what you are looking for in order to move forward. If dLab see's potential in your venture and decides to consider participation, investment may take the form of:
1) seed funds of up to $25,000.
2) mentorship for up to 1 year.
3) studio space for up to 4.
4) legal and business advice.
5) copyright and patent advice.
6) vendor introductions, US and international.
7) design refinements & enhancement recommendations.
8) seed funds, venture capital investment and or introductions.
9) potential licensing of your idea and introductions.
Submit your PDF via email to: general(at)orange22.com and a team member will get back to you.
Please Note: If you feel the need to have us review an NDA for signature please send it along with a one page overview of your idea and size of your target market prior. Upon review we'll advise you on next steps.
dLab Venture Overview
Below is a sampling of prior dLab Ventures. These stand-lone brands range from services to softgoods products, contract furnishings and even supplements.
Botanist™ Eco-Modern Contract Furnishings & Accessories
GRID-IT® Hold All Technology
Acquired by DMC Capital.
COCOON™ Organization Redefined
PULL™ Magnetic Merchandising System
BYUTI™ Luxe Hair Therapy Salons
Dario Antonioni Design & Product Development
Surfer Supplements™ - Stay Healthy Rip Longer