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About Advance Concepts®

Advance Concepts began in 2014 as a start-up within Georgia-Pacific with a passion for people and disruptive solutions. Over the last 6 years, the team has guided hundreds of accelerators and workshops for Koch teams and independent businesses worldwide.

Today, Advance Concepts is global innovation organization within Koch Industries. Empowered to transform Koch, Advance Concepts aims to improve and reduce innovation cycle time and create environments that unleash entrepreneurial talent and disruptive ideas.

Our Team

Gordie
Visionary Founder

Eric
Growth Strategy

Kasey
Business Futurist

Our Team

Ryan
Design Intrapreneur

Jung
Design Ambassador

Brigette
Design Specialist

Our Partners

Knowledge
Network of
Design

The Knowledge Network of Design comprises of approximately 70 individuals that are empowered and driven to apply design thinking in their roles and responsibilities.

Our Partners

MBM®

Market-Based Management® Consultants understand and integrate Koch’s market based philosophy into corporate culture. The group of experts consult with Koch businesses to understand organizational capabilities, develop training strategies and instruct courses.

Our Extended Reach

Jon
Product Design Entrepreneur

Heidi
Branding Entrepreneur

About Koch Industries, Inc.

Based in Wichita, Kansas, Koch Industries, Inc. is one of the largest private companies in America, with estimated annual revenues as high as $110 billion, according to Forbes. It owns a diverse group of companies involved in refining, chemicals, and biofuels; forest and consumer products; fertilizers; polymers and fibers; process and pollution control systems; electronics, software and data analytics; minerals; glass; automotive components; ranching; commodity trading; and investments.

Since 2003, Koch companies have invested nearly $105 billion in growth and improvements. With a presence in 60 countries, Koch companies employ nearly 130,000 people worldwide, with about 67,000 of those in the United States. From January 2009 to present, Koch companies have earned more than 1,300 awards for safety, environmental excellence, community stewardship, innovation, and customer service. For more news and information, visit Koch.

We accelerate transformative innovation by combining a customer-centered approach, entrepreneurial practices, and a proven MBM philosophy. Inspiring action and realizing mutually-beneficial outcomes.

Gordie Graham, Advance Concepts

Market-Based Management®

To succeed in today’s world of rapid change, we must have a heightened sense of urgency and the commitment to continually transform our performance. Our approach, Market-Based Management, encourages and equips individuals to practice lifelong learning, drive innovation, embrace transformation and achieve self-actualization – all contributing to a healthy, growing organization.

Market-Based Management is the business philosophy and framework developed by Charles Koch that we apply to innovate, improve and transform ourselves in order to create greater value. Our MBM® Guiding Principles define who we are as an organization. We live by them daily, as they are essential to the creation of virtuous cycles of mutual benefit. For more information, visit Koch.

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Integrity
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Stewardship & Compliance
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Principled Entrepreneurship™
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Transformation
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Knowledge
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Humility
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Respect
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Self-actualization

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