Starboard Solutions


About Starboard Solutions

Starboard’s Navigator platform helps supply chain leaders take command of scenario planning. Using industry best practices, breakthroughs in machine learning and AI, and a game-like interface, the company has created a fast and intuitive experience that makes defining a new scenario as simple as saying “find the best location for a new warehouse.” By eliminating the need for modeling and time-consuming data input, Navigator reduces initial model building time from 3 months to a single day.

Melanie de Vries, Jason Pliml, and other SBDC Tech Team consultants are a great resource and help guide me in areas I do not have expertise in. They’re accelerating my growth and helping me avoid pitfalls.Steve Johanson, President

Key Accomplishments

  • Landed several reference accounts including Porsche, VW, Miele, Geodis, and JLL
  • Signed a key channel partner, plus two additional channel partners
  • Reached $750K ARP
  • Hired two salespeople from industry leading competitor

Michigan SBDC Assistance

Tech Team Consulting

•Marketing/Brand Strategy

•Investor Pitch Coaching

•Financial Projections

•Business Strategy and Executive Summary Development

•Sales Process Design

Business Accelerator Fund

•$12K Engagement Through MSU Innovation Center/Gateway Grand Rapids

•Marketing Video


•Online Marketing

Additional Support From


•MSU Innovation Center/Gateway Grand Rapids

Published September 2021.

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