Turning Corporations

Into Startups

Innovate At Startup Speed Using Enterprise Resources


We are the anti-consultants

You hired smart people

Our experiences unleash their impact

Since 2012, The Austin Agency's Antifragile "Shark Tank" experiences enable cross-functional teams to see the marketplace in a way that cannot be attained by even the best research and traditional approaches. Teams pressure-test their current plans and assumptions by pitching actual decision-makers in their target market. These representative decision-makers provide scoring and feedback that provide a custom, exclusive view of how the market is likely to respond.

Antifragility is beyond resilience or robustness.
The resilient resists shocks and stays the same; the antifragile gets better.

Nassim TalebAuthor of Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder

Dream Bigger

The Mechanics of Corporate Transformation


Execute in Less Than a Quarter


5 - 1,000+ Participants


Timed & Scored Competition

Decision Makers

Instant Validation

Validate 0:39

Mobilize 0:34

Wargames 0:38

The Voice of a Participant

I grew tremendously. Working with you on the business development project was the best possible experience for my growth. It was invaluable. Compared to June, I am an entirely different individual!

Jarrod HoranNew York University - Shanghai 2020 Summer Intern - The Austin Agency

Antifragile: Disruption as a Skillsetâ„¢

Your Quick-Start Guide To Creating Your Own Expeciences

It is hard to predict the future, but you can prepare for it. In these videos, we introduce teams to the principles of becoming antifragile by teaching your talent how to disrupt and innovate. Cross-functional leaders who participate in these experiences get a taste of how to engage and execute in the marketplace by capitalizing on uncertainty to drive explosive growth.

Validate 16:03

Mobilize 12:37

Wargames 14:23

Since 2012, The Austin Agency has built over a thousand power relationships for our clients with key decision makers at the Director, Vice President and C-level in companies like:

The Austin Agency helps leaders in mid-size to large enterprises drive internal alignment to grow through market shocks and unexpected turbulence. Their work has been used to pressure test value propositions and business cases for companies like Cisco Systems. They have also provided companies like Dell Technologies executives with a series of powerful outside-in market perspectives.

Get a Sneak-Peek

See behind the curtain. Listen to real decision makers provide custom insights.

Mark Piening

Greg Carter

We like conversations and avoid presentations. Our goal is to help you think through a challenge you need to address. Book a 30-minute brainstorming session today. We enjoy these conversations, even if they remain just that. Smart people don't need to be sold. Either a project will emerge that makes sense, or both parties walk away having learned something from the other.

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