Delivering superior outcomes in challenging markets for over a decade.

Thinktiv is the only vertically integrated Value-Driven Innovation Firm.  

We solve the most challenging problems facing Education Executives bold enough to question “what is possible?”

Together, we launch solutions that generate rapid growth and maximize long-term commercial value.

We’re built to answer the call of those who dream big.

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A proven Innovation Partner

Dave Sikora

CEO and Board Member, Stratfor

I have worked as a technology executive for over 20 years, building and scaling companies. I can tell you that Thinktiv is the real deal. Hands down, they are the best people with whom I have ever worked.

At every stage of their growth, we help entrepreneurs and executives realize their vision. 

Start an Innovation Partnership today achieve your goals.


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Rediscover your School's DNA

Schedule your free Innovation Capacity and Goals Assessment

Meet Thinktiv's Education Team to establish your Innovation Value Index: Thinktiv's proprietary model to assess an organization's enterprise value. 

You'll also have the chance to explore our Education Innovation Program and find which program best aligns to your needs. 


Thinktiv Education Innovation Programs (EIP)

We partner with leading Education Institutions to transform their internal innovation practices, redefine their unique student experiences, or launch new offerings to maximize student acquisition and retention.

Create what's next. 

Maximize your future with Thinktiv's 

 

Education Innovation Programs 

 

Leverage our experience inventing and transforming hundreds of leading businesses to create long-term outcomes for your institution:

 

Enhance the Student Experience

Drive Retention and Acquisition

Transform Innovation Management

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Colleges and Universities face a constant pressure to provide value to students in increasingly competitive environments.


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A Proven Approach for Education

The power of Design Thinking unleashed.

Leverage our pioneering transdisciplinary team to deeply understand the current experience of all stakeholders to uncover a unifying vision. 


Defining the Ideal Student Experience

Align your institution around your true organizational DNA. Through the process you'll answer critical questions: 

Who are we? How do we differentiate? What are our risks to success? How are we perceived? The outcome is a set of Experience Pillars which will guide your innovation roadmap forward.

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Student Acquisition & Retention

Improving student acquisition and retention requires diagnosing barriers to success in a way that cultivates empathy and drives coordinated action. 

We leverage design thinking and ethnographic research methodologies to identify insights that help universities bridge the gap between current and ideal experience and improve key performance metrics. 

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Innovation Management Transformation 

Innovation at many universities is a multi-year journey. In today's competitive landscape, this is simply too slow. 

Together, we critically analyze your innovation policies and identify ways to dramatically reduce the time it takes to create what's next.

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What is Design Thinking?

David Burge

VP Enrollment MGMT, George Mason Univ.

"Thinktiv’s process helped the campus community learn to communicate with another, across well-established silos, and the ideas formulated in the final report are serving as the largest single conversation on the student experience that Mason has ever had.  Students can’t help but win when colleges are willing to do that kind of thing . . . but institutions often struggle when they attempt to do it alone."

Michelle Marks

Vice Provost, George Mason Univ.

Thinktiv was a great partner. They expertly defined our unique measures for innovation success. They were critical to accelerating our understanding of how to create our next generation student experience.
"Thinktiv was able to capture the voice of our students in a way that helped us cultivate a deep empathy for what they were going through and how we could best serve them. They were creative in encouraging student participation, and drawing out incredibly honest student perspectives. Their approach helped us make good on our promise to truly place the student experience (as only students could convey) at the center of this project."

Rose Pascarell

VICE PRESIDENT OF UNIVERSITY LIFE, GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY

"Thinktiv was able to capture the voice of our students in a way that helped us cultivate a deep empathy for what they were going through and how we could best serve them. They were creative in encouraging student participation, and drawing out incredibly honest student perspectives. Their approach helped us make good on our promise to truly place the student experience (as only students could convey) at the center of this project."

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