Welcome to Walko Consulting LLC

New Business, Innovation, Product and Technology Development

We work with companies, venture capital, angel investors, entrepreneurs, inventors, and universities to explore and evaluate opportunities that focus on concepts, ideas or technologies, leading to the creation of business models that identify value capture mechanisms, attractive market segments and Innovation. We can help you build your business case from assessing the market, forecasting sales, to competitive intelligence, financial modeling, securing resources and milestone management. Innovation is one of key offerings and we can help you from exploitation to building a robust front end that will fuel your innovation process.

Needs Based Exploration ® is a proprietary methodology developed to shape concepts and technologies.

Pipeline Management

Instituting a proven methodology for pipeline management of ideas, screens, prioritization and discipline in the management of the front end of a healthy portfolio.

Phase Gate Processes

Revitalizing, stream lining Phase Gate methodologies with best practices, active decision teams and project management as part of a robust and prospering Portfolio system.

Entrepreneur and Startup Assistance

Helping Entrepreneurs and startup companies in accessing their opportunities, writing business plans, Investor presentations, Elevator pitches, and gaining much needed capital dollars.


Lee Walko, President of Midland, Michigan-based Walko Consulting, was awarded Coach of the Year for his work, including the Emerging Company winner Kinetic Wave Power at the recent Great Lakes Entrepreneur’s Quest’s (GLEQ) Statewide Business Plan Competition Award Ceremony on Thursday, June 11, 2009.

Midland Daily News article