About Us

Fueling Workforce Engagement and Innovation

We’re a Milwaukee-based firm partnering with brands to accelerate software-based innovation in 39 countries and 185 cities.

Our Vision

To create a world where employees don’t just execute corporate strategy, but become an integral part in shaping it.

Our Mission

To empower brands with the tools, processes, and connections they need to transform employees into innovators and their ideas into measurable impact.

Our Values

Putting the success of our customers first, building products that are delightful and easy to use, and exploring the future to provide solutions our customers haven’t thought of yet.

What We Do & How Clients Use Ideawake

Ideawake provides an easy to use innovation platform combined with programs, services, and expertise that supports your innovation program from idea collection to measured results.

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    Ideation Challenges
  • Capture, evaluate, prioritize, and track the ROI of ideas and concepts in your innovation pipeline.

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    Continuous Improvement
  • Empower employees closest to a process to identify, prioritize, and forecast ROI on waste and inefficiencies.

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    Open Innovation
  • Engage customers or vendors at scale to come up with new and fresh ideas to improve experience.

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    Hackathons
  • Manage idea collection, collaboration, team pitches, and judging all in one place to streamline your next hackathon or shark tank.

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    Portfolio Management
  • Provide employee recognition and show how employee ideas contribute to organizational goals.

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    Technology Scouting
  • Capture, surface, and notify relevant departments about market insights trends relevant to them.

Who Do We Work With?

Ideawake is trusted by 100 employee startups to leading Fortune 500 companies to enable a culture of innovation, drive financial results, and increase employee engagement at scale. Learn more about our customers.

  • Sara Jane Vomhof

    Six Sigma Black Belt at Quest Diagnostics

  • “We used to manage ideas via email threads. Now, our employees can quickly submit ideas on Ideawake via their phone or computer and employees can track their ideas progress as it is implemented.”

  • Benjamin DeBoer

    Director of Innovation at Jewelers Mutual

  • “Ideawake combines all of the most desirable features the competitors miss in one way or another. What I like best is Ideawake is set to scale with your company – NOT built to be a one-size / one price / consulting required solution.”

Leadership Team

Meet the rockstar team that makes Ideawake happen.

 

 

    • Co-Founder & CEO

      Coby Skonord

  • Coby Skonord is a crowdsourcing expert, public speaker, and partner at Milwaukee-based Ideawake. He is a contrarian thinker who believes that the power of online collaboration is the only way to solve the biggest problems facing the world today and overcome the greatest obstacles facing the businesses of tomorrow. Coby is an Eagle Scout, Ernst and Young alumni, and is passionate about growing the entrepreneurial ecosystem throughout the Greater Milwaukee Area and the State of Wisconsin.

 

 

    • Director of Operations and Client Experience

      Amanda Handlos

Amanda is Director of Operations and Client Experience at Ideawake, where she helps onboard and implement strategies for Ideawake’s clients. She has a background in hospitality management, where she focused on starting and growing new brands and brings a diverse experience in operations management, business development, and communications to the Ideawake team. When Amanda isn’t innovating, she’s passionate about connecting people within the Milwaukee community.

 

 

    • Platform and Accelerator Program Director

      Shounak Mukherjee

Shounak is the platform and accelerator program director for Ideawake, leading innovation workshops and leading the expansion of our acceleration program. He has eight years of professional experience across technology consulting and development, and holds a master’s degree in International Business from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Tufts University). His interests include IoT business models, identity-based transactions, agile institutions and data governance.

 

How Clients Leverage Ideawake

An easy to use innovation platform combined with programs, services, and expertise that supports your innovation program from idea collection to measured results. Request a Demo.

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    Open & External Innovation
  • Engage customers or vendors at scale to come up with new and fresh ideas to improve experience.

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    Hackathons & Shark Tanks
  • Manage idea collection, collaboration, team pitches, and judging all in one place to streamline your next hackathon or shark tank.

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    Innovation Labs
  • Enable your employees to think differently at scale. Capture, surface, and test new ideas to transform your organization.

Idea Management Software that Transforms Ideas into Impact

Collect, evaluate, and implement the best ideas from your workforce. Discover $100,000 in financial impact in 30 days or get your money back.

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