Welcome to Now Labs Inc.

Materializing Vision

We grow science and technology companies.
We bring new products to market, and we help
organizations leverage R&D to enter
markets or solve business problems.

Our Work

We have millions of screens.
How can we create a connected
experience, and a new line of business?

At Aviva Surgical Centers we have the top robotic surgeons in the US and a safer approach with outpatient surgery. How do we tell a unified story and make it easy for patients to find the best surgeon?

Estée Lauder

We have 30,000 employees. How do we gather their best ideas to improve our company and products?

EcoEos and MercuryWise

We discovered that some kids have genetic sensitivities to chemicals in the environment. How do we get parents to take action?

The Stone Clinic

We have extensive patents for orthopedic surgical techniques that create better outcomes for patients. How can we heal more people and spread these ideas?

How can we assist a research group to optimize their efforts in bio/nano/programmable matter?



Now Labs accelerates the advancement of technologies that have the potential to address big problems for the planet and its inhabitants. Since 2007, we’ve been helping companies move ideas, discoveries, inventions and insights from concept to commercial success.

Design for Impact

We work with large organizations to map emerging sectors, investigate potential technologies, find acquisition candidates, develop prototypes and create new business units. Scientists and visionaries collaborate with us from the idea stage forward. Our sponsors are Founders, C level executives, and Business Unit leadership.

Long Arc Engagement

Like you, we want our work together to have lasting impact. We partner with clients for long arc relationships, rather than short-term quick fixes.  Many of our clients have been working with us for years, on serial investigations or engagements. We can embed teams inside of client organizations, or run independently.

Patterns of Success

As founders and growth experts with decades of experience across multiple domains, and relentless investigators into what works and what doesn't, we see patterns to success that are independent of business model, sector or invention.


We live squarely in the path of world changers:  TED, Summit Series, DLD, MIT, Stanford, Singularity University, CGI, Aspen Institute. Scientists, investors, writers, artists, philosophers, activists, founders and creators of all stripes collaborate with us. Wherever there is a wild idea that needs encouraging, we are there to say yes, it’s possible, let us help you.



Now Labs is a team of creative, analytical people, singularly excellent in their own domain,
with the best combination of talent, expertise, agency, accountability and
values that make them formidable at what they do.

Christian Bailey

Innovation, Academic and Patent Mapping

Chris Dishman

Financial Strategist, Investment Advisor

Robert Falk

Chief Technology Officer

Rebecca Gray


Jeff Greenwald


Joanna Harrison

Video Producer

Christine Mason

President & CEO

Will Rogers

Design Director

Kyle Sleeper

VP of Operations


Our service offerings are designed to create a seamless flow of accountability from concept to execution.   By defining market entry approaches, crafting offerings, creating brands and testing messaging, clients get end-to-end integrated results.  It's impactful and efficient.

360 Market Analysis
Market Mapping & Strategy

Market Mapping and Strategy

New ideas are not always good ideas. How can you tell?  Innovation springs from anywhere, anyone, any time. Now Labs provides the underlying analysis leading to better decisions:

  • Patent Mapping: identify competitive IP, enabling technologies, map patents and map inventors
  • Market Landscape: find disruptive technologies and non-obvious competitors that fly under the radar
  • Internal Analysis: quantify your assets - talent, customer alliances, product and inventory, production capabilities, and marketing, sales and distribution strengths
  • Market Research: investigate driving forces, competitors and predictive analytics to understand what customers don’t yet know they need, and where they will look to find it
  • Benefits: articulate how your product or service will better meet the market’s deeper needs
Prototype and Product Development
Prototype and Product Development

Application Design & Build

We co-create disruptive prototypes, applications and solutions.

As insiders, you know where the lines are drawn. When to climb. Who to ask. You produce at capacity, every day.  Now Labs bring the outside world into focus. We ask different questions. And see the strategic leverage points to find new solutions. We help you:

  • Requirements Definition
  • Product Design: conceptual, technical and engineering layouts
  • Alpha (Prototype) Builds: fast-track technical implementation in software, hardware, and apps
  • Beta: soft launches with user participation
  • Gamma: market ready products
External Innovation
External Innovation

External Innovation

Acquisition, Partner & Tech Scouting in emerging sectors.

In collaboration with our clients, we pay out:

  • Universe of potential partners (innovation maps)
  • Early vetting of science, people, approach
  • Short list candidates
  • Pilot, contract construction
  • Ecosystem development
  • Prototype and proof of concept
Design Services
Design Services

Design Services

  • Brand Development: logo design, visual assets, naming
  • Web Development: content, design, messaging, commerce, testing, production
Content Strategy, Production and Operations
Content Strategy, Production and Operations

Content Strategy, Production and Operations

Content strategy:

  • Strategic brand story development
  • Customer persona building
  • Content audit

Video Production:

  • Concept development, scripts, pre and post-production                    
  • Production
  • Motion Graphics

Copywriting and Editing:

  • Web and Social Media content, blogs and metatags
  • Technical writing, manuals and product descriptions


  • Fundraising documents, Partnership documents
  • Keynote Talks and Speaking Engagements: Crafting and Coaching

Content Operations

  • Content distribution and measurement
  • Email management
  • Social media management
Prototype in NewarkPrototype in NewarkFulton CenterPanasonic Room at CES 2015Panasonic Room at CES 2015IoT CESIoT talk at CES 2015CES 2015(p)Review EditorialMMI PlanningIxD StageJon Maeda at IxDIxD with Patrick Riley and Colin Shepherd CookChristine Mason at IxDKyle Sleeper demo'ing at CESIMG_6407With clients in NYWith Billie Grassie, President of MetaNexusWomen's Executive DinnerMichael Hebb at ARC Launch 2014ARC Fusion Founders David Ewing Duncan and Stephen PetranekDaniel Croce Talking Sustainable FarmingSustainable Coffee MethodsWith TEDxEast Founder J. WurmClimbingSenior Project Manager, Kyle SleeperAutodesk Gallery Design Night, Into SpaceAstronaut Mae JemisonProjection InnovationsTED Prize Winner Charmian GoochTEDxSF Salon, Jason Johnson, Founder of August LockIMG_5904IMG_5874Scott Dinsmore at TED 2014With Mark Dempster, Sequoia CapitalStacey McCartney at TED 2014


We convene. For laughter, human connection, and the sheer power
of ideas, whether they be brilliant, absurd, undoable, or all three in
one sentence. How do we live our best lives today, and how do we
move into the future with our eyes wide open?
Join in our community of the world’s leading influencers.
The connections that occur in the brain and between people
might just change the world.

Upcoming events
Global Innovation Summit

Global Innovation Summit

February 17 to 19, 2015
San Jose, CA
Conversations with new economy builders from over 50 countries.

Join the world's greatest celebration for building the new economy.

If you're seeking answers to these questions...

  • How do we build entrepreneurial ecosystems anywhere? 
  • How do we catalyze innovation across companies, cities, and countries sustainably?
  • How do we accelerate entrepreneurship, technology, and impact at scale?

Then join us – along with over 1,000 of your fellow "new economy builders" from over 50 countries at over 20 events – as we learn, love, and build together. It all happens on February 15-21, 2015 in Silicon Valley. The Global Innovation Summit is the centerpiece of Global Innovation Week, which features multiple events and activities throughout the region.

Register now

Economist Innovation Forum

Economist Innovation Forum

March 26, 2015
Chicago, IL
The Economist’s Innovation Forum will discuss how exponential technologies, frugal engineering and radical business models are disrupting top industries.

The Economist’s Innovation Forum will make its debut in Chicago to discuss how exponential technologies, frugal engineering and radical business models are disrupting top industries. The event will bring together Fortune 500 CEOs, policymakers and entrepreneurs who are continuously disrupting the status-quo.

Register now

Previous events

What’s the future of 3d printing?
with Leap Motion

Fire and Ice: Virtual World vs  the Real World — Who wins?
with Philip Rosedale

CES 2015:

Emerging DooH Technologies

A Taxonomy for Internet of Things

What the screen sees: Affect recognition and crowd counting

Featured Filmmakers, Authors & Speakers

Age of Context
Robert Scoble

Louis Schwartzberg & Black Light Films

Extreme Adventures
Amos Nachoum

How to Start a Revolution
Gene Sharp & Jamila Raqib

Emotional Equations
Chip Conley

Harvest: Blood Sweat & Tears
Director John Beck

Six Pillars of Healthy Living
Dr. Brad Jacobs

Stop Drifting Start Rowing
Roz Savage

Organizations & Launch Events

IxD Summit: Design Driven Disruption 1/28/15

Design Driven Investing, John Maeda, Partner at Kleiner Perkins, Former head of RISD

Fearless Adaptation: Viewer Interaction and a New Vision for Cable Gary Koerper, founder of Telletopia, the mind behind xFinity business model

Seeing through the Noise: Sami Paihonen, Ixonos Creative Director, design mind behind Samsung Galaxy UI/UX

Iterative, Predictive Design using Big Data: New Design tools from Biology to Drugs, Taylor Milsal, Autodesk, mind behind the new D4

Plus: Elegant Market Entry,  Complex Simplicity in Healthcare Wearables... and more

Special Session: Young Genius: D-School First Looks!


Conscious Capitalism

Thiel Fellows


become intentions
become reality.
We help our clients bring world changing ideas alive.
Materializing Vision

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