Andrew Clarke

Ground Floor Partners


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Ground Floor Partners
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161 N. Clark Street
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Suite 1700
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Company Overview
Ground Floor Partners provides strategic business advisory services to established small businesses, start-ups and non-profit organizations. We are located in Chicago, Illinois, but we serve clients throughout the country. We have been in business since 2003.

We engage executives in an intensive, collaborative process to identify and resolve any issues and challenges that may be preventing their organization from achieving its full potential.
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Business Planning
Strategy Consulting
Feasibility Studies
Management Consulting
Market Research
Marketing Consulting
Business Assessments
Practice Areas (select top 3)
  • Market Research and Strategy
  • Program Evaluation (Outcome Management, Data Analytics)
  • Strategic planning
Client List
Mingo County (West Virginia)
Selinsgrove Regional Engagement Center (REC, Pennsylvania)
City of Green River, Utah
ABI Center for Innovation
American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS)
Elevate Energy
Arizona Technology Enterprises (AzTE)
National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN)
Foundation for the Education and Rebirth of Haiti (FERHA)
Syladium Fund
Testimonial 1
Arizona Technology Enterprises (AzTE) hired Ground Floor Partners to support our commercialization team as we evaluated a promising technology developed by a scientist within the laboratories of Arizona State University. Because of the substantial number of potential market applications for the technology, we realized our office could use outside assistance to help understand and decipher which markets offered the greatest possibility for success.

We asked Ground Floor Partners to construct an overall list of potential commercial applications for the technology and narrow them down to a handful of “best opportunity” markets. The consultants were then tasked with constructing market size estimates for the five strongest application areas. Additionally, the consultants offered competitive intelligence on those technologies and companies already operating within the defined market segments. With this information, AzTE had a much better understanding of where our technology stood in the various markets.

Thanks to Ground Floor Partners’ research work, AzTE have been able to rapidly move forward with the commercialization process. The firm presented us with evidence that allowed us to select the optimal strategic platform with regard to maximizing the revenue potential of the University’s technology.

I look forward to working with the principals at Ground Floor Partners again and would recommend their work to other technology transfer offices throughout the country.

Thomas C. Goodman, PhD, MBA
Director of Business Development, AzTE
Phoenix, AZ
Testimonial 2
Project ALEX seeks to provide a living and working environment for semi-independent disabled adults; helping to promote independence while still keeping families close to foster social interactions. On behalf of the board of directors of the Syladium Fund, I contacted Ground Floor Partners to explore the possibility of creating a feasibility study. I worked with Andrew Clarke from day one and we spent considerable time in preparation prior to signing the agreement to assure that all stakeholders were on the same page. As a small non-profit, we were dependent upon donations for funding and Andrew agreed to a payment schedule that aligned with our fundraising efforts.

Andrew and his team met the agreed upon milestones which included formal presentations to the Project Alex steering committee. The final work product is comprehensive and presented a clear eyed assessment of the reality of the challenges ahead, including top level financials. Within a month of receipt of the study, we were able to gather enough support from the disabled community to spin off an independent non-profit, Project ALEX Communities, Inc. to exploit the findings of the study.

It was a pleasure to work with the Ground Floor Partners team and the board, along with the Project ALEX committee, appreciated their commitment to delivering an honest assessment.

Don J. Germano
Syladium Fund, Inc.

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