Are you launching a new venture in an established organization?

If you are, you have come to the right place.

Conceptspring helps executives in established businesses translate startup best practices into corporate innovation and entrepreneurship. We work with corporations, non-profits, and government agencies across industry sectors, in the US and all over the world.

Our Founder and Managing Director, Elaine Chen, is a Senior Lecturer and Entrepreneur-in-Residence at MIT. She teaches, trains, and coaches entrepreneurial leaders in startup and corporate settings, both at MIT and via ConceptSpring.

What challenge would you like to tackle?

Corporate Training

I want to train my team in startup and corporate entrepreneurship best practices.

Project Consulting

I need help initiating and launching a new entrepreneurial project.

Process Design

I need help custom designing an innovation process for my organization.


“Elaine took the many valuable, yet often disparate, parts of the MIT entrepreneurship experience – people, content, culture, mentoring, action learning, rigor, expectations – and fused them into a stimulating, coherent, intense one-week curriculum that just worked. Elaine dedication to the students was off the charts.”

Erdin Beshimov, Lecturer, Office of Digital Learning, MIT

“Elaine worked with my product team intensively over a three month period, during which she helped take an idea from concept to a defined MVP with a clear execution plan. Elaine is a creative, focussed and high-energy consultant who brings a wealth of start-up expertise to the table.”

Jonathan Hakim, Founder and CEO, Cignifi

“Elaine helped us define the product, design the system architecture, and identify a product design partner to bring our vision to life. She acts with high integrity and is a trusted advisor to the whole team.”

Jonathan Jenkins, Co-Founder and CEO, Order With Me