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 worked with me and my team to create an Executive Program for business/public sector executives from the CLMVT region (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam, Thailand) in October 2017. The 4-day program involved interactive sessions and team formations for an eventual project presentation regarding ideas to move the CLMVT economic region forward in the digital era. It was a very successful program and the level of satisfaction from participants were very high.”

Pornvit Sila-On, Director of New Economy Academy, Ministry of Commerce, Thailand

“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. Elaine was a real asset and I would hire her again without hesitation.”

Jonathan Hakim, Founder & CEO, Cignifi

“I brought Elaine in to work with a client nonprofit organization that had developed and marketed a software application. She did an outstanding review of their technical team, providing practical and actionable recommendations to improve their effectiveness.She brings not only strong knowledge of software strategy and operations, but also an in-depth understanding of people and organization.”

Alice Howard, Management Consultant, Center for Open Science