Realize your infinite potential.

By connecting threads of the best knowledge and capability, we help entrepreneurs build virtuous cycles of mutual benefit and create the greatest value with infinite potential.

Who We Work With

We look for businesses and entrepreneurs with culturally aligned virtues, who are audacious and ambitious, in an early-stage with capability gap, and above all willing to experiment.

CORPORATE INTREPRENEURS

Independently pursuing transformational opportunities within a corporate environment.

START-UP Businesses

At the leading edge who need help reaching critical speed.

SOLO Entrepreneurs

Just getting started or have an idea and a passion to bring it to life.

How We Work

We bring the fuel and unleash principled entrepreneurship through a proven human-centered process.  We can help cut through uncertainty, de-risk your business model, and build real customer value.

Discovery

Refine

Launch

Maintain

Our Capabilities

Work alongside talented, proven entrepreneurs. Who know how to build disruptive businesses, knowledge leaders, contributors, investors all with purpose and focus.

Startup LaunchPad:
IT, Legal, Admin and HR
Concept
Development
Engineering and Materials Science
Brand and
UX design
Trends and
Insights
Marketing
and PR
Public
Sector
Physical and
Digital
Prototyping
Photography
and Video
Production
Global
Manufacturing
Strategy
and Support
Operations and
Logistics
Custom

Why Work With Us

AC Studios champions the Koch cultural core of MBM® and philosophy of entrepreneurship backed by 5 decades of results in the global marketplace.

$115B
in annual revenue
130,000
employees in
60
countries
Customer groups and partners that reside in the broad Employee base and its networks to help you scale immediately.
Deep access to subject matter expertise and knowledge networks across almost every industry.
Agriculture and Energy
Electronics
Fiber and Resin
Fuels and Chemicals
Glass
Investments
Minerals
Pollution Control
Pulp and Paper
Ranching
Software
Supply and Trading
Leverage the proven human-centered playbook to identify, select, and launch winning business ideas.
Appetite for investment in progressive technologies and disruptive transformation in late stage companies
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FAQs
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  • Will you steal my idea?
    No! We are serious about maintaining confidentiality and ownership rights. Our interest is in helping the entrepreneur or business succeed in the marketplace, not in securing intellectual property. An ownership transfer could be considered as part of an equity investment or other arrangement down the road.
  • How complete must my idea be to be evaluated by AC Studios?
    Ideas can be brought to us for consideration at any phase of the innovation process (Problem Identification, Solution Identification, Market Validation, etc). We have the resources and directive to turn any opportunity into a profitable business. The details of any investment on our part will depend on the value of the opportunity and the estimated work remaining to capture that value.
  • Are there some opportunities that are too small to consider?
    Our focus is on creating the greatest value and mutual benefit to society. Not every opportunity will be the right fit, but we look for passionate entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs pursuing new ideas in divergent fields, regardless of stage or progress.
  • Should I be concerned about losing my job if I contact AC Studios?
    We keep all conversations absolutely confidential. And further, if you work for a Koch Industries company there will never be retaliation or penalties for pursing the MBM® Guiding Principles of Principled Entrepreneurship or Self-Actualization.
  • As an intrapreneur, how will my current role change while working with AC Studios?
    Your role in a new business venture can look differently depending on many factors, but will always be in your control. If you work for a Koch Industries company it may be possible to join a newly formed company or split your time across roles. You may also choose to simply transfer ownership of your idea and receive benefits through the MBM® incentives framework.
Questions?
Let’s get to know each other, Have a conversation,
Find common ground.