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The simple rules we live by

Life is too short, to waste on thing you don't really want to do. So we follow these simple rules for each project that comes along.

Passionate

We are serious in our business, but we need to have fun! We do what we love and love what we do. Passion, commitment and doing the right things are the keys to our succes!

Open Mind

Never be prejudice, give all ideas (even the one’s that seem ridiculous) a chance. If not we where still riding horses.

Communication

Seek first to understand. We honor an open and honest communication, based upon mutual trust, we are open, we expect the same from you. No hidden agenda!

Value

We need to be able to add value to a project and the project needs to add value to your business or customers. If a project isn’t valueble to you, we’re out. Win-win or no deal!

Challenged

We are in this for the sport! We need to be challenged and pushed to our limits, if it’s to simple, just pay us a coffee and we’ll give you a solution!

Confidential

We take confidentiality serious, hell it’s even in our name! We never discuss other projects or customers, we never brag, we let our customers get all credit and we are clear concerning IP rights.

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 The man who says it cannot be done is generally interrupted by someone else doing it
Elbert Hubbard
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Why we all hate consultants!

A shepherd was herding his flock in a remote pasture when suddenly a brand-new BMW advanced out of the dust cloud towards him. The driver, a young man in a Broni suit, Gucci shoes, Ray Ban sunglasses and YSL tie, leaned out the window and asked the shepherd, "If I tell you exactly how many sheep you have in your flock, will you give me one?"

The shepherd looked at the man, obviously a yuppie, then looked at his peacefully-grazing flock and calmly answered, "Sure."

The yuppie parked his car, whipped out his IBM Thinkpad and connected it to a cell phone, then he surfed to a NASA page on the internet where he called up a GPS satellite navigation system, scanned the area, and then opened up a database and an Excel spreadsheet with complex formulas. He sent an email on his Blackberry and, after a few minutes, received a response. Finally, he prints out a 130 page report on his miniaturized printer then turns to the shepherd and says, "You have exactly 1586 sheep."

"That is correct; take one of the sheep." said the shepherd. He watches the young man select one of the animals and bundle it into his car.

Then the shepherd says, "If I can tell you exactly what your business is, will you give me back my animal?"

"OK, why not," answered the young man.

"Clearly, you are a consultant," said the shepherd.

"That's correct," says the yuppie, "but how did you guess that?"

"No guessing required," answers the shepherd.

"You turned up here although nobody called you. You want to get paid for an answer I already knew, to a question I never asked, and you don't know crap about my business....

... Now give me back my dog."

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How do we work?

To us, the first contact is crucial! This is when we decide if we want to do the job. If not, rule is you pay the coffee. The first contact it's all up to you. How open are you in your communication, how do you perceive your project/product, what do you expect from us?

We always work milestone based (with clear KPI's). You only reward us for the milestones we deliver. We are true believer of a no cure, no pay approach. We believe this is the only possible way to work with consultants. Billable hours is always in conflict!

We do our magic we keep you informed at all times so you know "what and when" at all times. In this process, we are flexible, we expect you to be the same. This means if we need something from you, you deliver!

We tackle each project if it's one of our own. Meaning with an entrepreneurial spirit and business thinking in mind. We respect budget's and timing.

Once we have terminated the project, all IP is transferred to you. We will never (ever) discuss our project to others. It's up to you to tell others if/how/what we worked together.

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The team behind UnderGround Consulting

Bottom Line is: "we are friends who want to have fun" We work on several projects of our own, but would love to be challenged by you. If our "standard" team is not up for the job ,or we miss some expertise, we work together with people in (y)our broad network. As long as people live/work by our simple rules!

The Sheppard

The Sheppard

Founder

Critical (analythical) thinker with an opne mind, innovative business modeler, strategical (marketeer), engineer, coffee addict

The Mechanic

The Mechanic

(Electro)Mechanical engineer

3D thinker, mechanical designer, process design, lean thinker, out of the box, redefining standards, skoda driver!

The Digital Mind

The Digital Mind

Electronics & (embedded) software

Digital mind, trendwatcher, micro processor, geek, speeks fluent C++, VB, java, R, FPGA, … Big data lover

The Professor

The Professor

Algorithms & deep dive studies

Theoretical expert, algorithm geek, specialized in data modeling, Professor by day, womanizer when night falls

The Sheppard

The Sheppard

Founder

Critical (analythical) thinker with an opne mind, innovative business modeler, strategical (marketeer), engineer, coffee addict

The Mechanic

The Mechanic

(Electro)Mechanical engineer

3D thinker, mechanical designer, process design, lean thinker, out of the box, redefining standards, skoda driver!

The Digital Mind

The Digital Mind

Electronics & (embedded) software

Digital mind, trendwatcher, micro processor, geek, speeks fluent C++, VB, java, R, FPGA, … Big data lover

The Professor

The Professor

Algorithms & deep dive studies

Theoretical expert, algorithm geek, specialized in data modeling, Professor by day, womanizer when night falls

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The projects we to do

We believe in a diverse range of talent and personality brings creative skills and ideas to the web.

Business Modeling

We believe innovation in the business model is of higher value than product innovation. We will also write a business plan with timing, financial plan and model these plans on different scenario’s so you can impress banks, VC’s or board members

Software

We do code, but not the typical coding you’d expect. We focus on in process coding, embedded software and big data analysis. Not the typical Website or software. Generally it’s a combination with (our) developed hardware.

Hardware

Hardware is a broad concept, we focus on mechanical designs where intelligence is integrated. Think wearable devices, (I)IOT, senosors,… Combined with software, this truly is our sweet spot.

Advisory board

The power of a good sparing partner is truly underestimated. We are the guys asking annoying and critical questions.

Mystery shopping

Do you need someone to experience the customer journey from outside your business and analyze how your customers perceive you?

Innovative ideas

As outsiders, we mostly don’t know your business and probably never will, we use that to our advantage to brainstorm with you to generate new ideas.

Process analysis

When running a business one becomes blind to the everyday work, a fresh look to your internal processes with lean thinking in mind are quick wins!

Crisis

We all have found ourself in a situation where it seems there is no way out. A project gone bad, a disappointed integration or a financial crisis. Since we work no core no pay, if we still believe in you or your project, we can an will fight for you!

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Our own projects:

We experience a natural necessity to create! Do we have a focus for markets or products? NO we invent what we believe is needed!

Lumoza
Lumoza

Lumoza

Lumoza, a spin-off from Uhasselt and IMEC, specialized in developing and commercializing printable electronics. With a focus on innovative marketing products like light emitting posters. Once rewarded as one of the top 10 innovative start-ups in Belgium. Filed for bankruptcy in 2013, due to IP and product issues. We have learned some crucial lessons in the mistakes we made.

BabyBoob
BabyBoob

BabyBoob

Breastfeeding with Confidence

Babyboob is a breastfeeding monitoring device that is able to measure the quantity and quality of milk going from a mothers breast to her baby. With a simple and cool app you can track your feeding pattern and receive personal tips based upon your data. It helps mother’s to gain confidence in the breastfeeding process.

YouniQ
YouniQ

YouniQ

Machining

YouniQ is a startup company that is going to revolutionize the way companies order small, complex , milled parts. With a never seen customer experience and incredibly fast response and delivery times.

Lumoza

Lumoza

Lumoza, a spin-off from Uhasselt and IMEC, specialized in developing and commercializing printable electronics. With a focus on innovative marketing products like light emitting posters. Once rewarded as one of the top 10 innovative start-ups in Belgium. Filed for bankruptcy in 2013, due to IP and product issues. We have learned some crucial lessons in the mistakes we made.

BabyBoob

BabyBoob

Breastfeeding with Confidence

Babyboob is a breastfeeding monitoring device that is able to measure the quantity and quality of milk going from a mothers breast to her baby. With a simple and cool app you can track your feeding pattern and receive personal tips based upon your data. It helps mother’s to gain confidence in the breastfeeding process.

YouniQ

YouniQ

Machining

YouniQ is a startup company that is going to revolutionize the way companies order small, complex , milled parts. With a never seen customer experience and incredibly fast response and delivery times.

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Get to know us, relax, have a coffee, see if it all works out!