Sustaining innovation, growth and market conquests since 2002


Horizon Development is a specialized market intelligence, IT due diligence and business development advisory firm with a strong expertise in cost/benefit analysis, driving change through technology and fast strategic customer acquisitions. 

Since 2002, Horizon Development has been managing strategical relationships, identifying new business development opportunities and opening new markets for innovative startup companies and larger Fortune 500 organizations. In addition to our well preforming Market Sniper program (accelerated market & customer acquisition), we have been specializing in due diligence, the mapping of business requirements for the IT sector and the management of IT supported change in larger organizations. 

Horizon Development has had a particularly strong commitment to local and regional economic development, to environmental and energy issues, to the marketing of tourism destinations and especially to the digitization of society in the Baltic Sea Region and in Estonia in particular since the opening of its office there in 2005.

Horizon Development services are organized around a central team and a pool of field experts regrouped in various units with a specialized expertise and focus that often complement each other for the specific needs of our private and public clients in various sectors:

  • Horizon Development Markets: Economic intelligence, market intelligence, business intelligence, CRM, unconventional economic intelligence tactics, Go-to-market plans and plans implementation, sales force re-engineering, tactical sales coaching.
  • Horizon Development BalticsRegional economic development in the Baltic Sea Region: Macro-economic and investment research, management advisory, project management, public investments, transportation infrastructure development, tourism development, tourism management, tourism marketing strategy.


In addition, Horizon Development has developed specific "fast-track" programs for entrepreneurs and fast-growing enterprises, in order for them to reach their initial international market targets in the most cost-efficient and effective manner:

  • Market Sniper

It's all about not sending an army right away to conquer a new market... It's about taking a step back... Moving to an agile mode... Carefully mapping the target and sending instead a sniper in stealth mode that will travel, locate, lock-on the targets and capture it for you "
    • Market Sniper is the "hands-on" accelerated customer acquisition program that has been making a name for itself in making a difference for young bootstrapped startup companies. 
    • But it's not just limited to startups. It allows bigger and more experienced companies to also reduce risks in their new markets acquisition, especially foreign ones where they perceived the risk level as being much higher.
    • It allows your company to get access to some of the most experienced "snipers" in various industries
    • It may looks like, but it's not a free program. 
    • It's just that Market Sniper's financial cost is tied to its client's success on those new markets. The cost is also differed to later terms, once revenues are generated.
    • It's yet the program on the market that allows for the lowest possible financial risk (maybe that explains its popularity... :-) but yet truly delivers
    • Horizon Development is thus here taking the same risks as an angel investor and therefore requires some of the same due diligence during the application process
    • More info here
    • To receive the Market Sniper descriptive brochure and request a free consultation: marketsniper [at] horizondev.net

  • Market Reach 
    • Allows companies to test the market beforehand and have a more accurate check in order to save time and money during the launch phase
    • All industries
    • B2B / B2C
    • Intensive 30-60 days program
    • Investigate the market, its various opportunity niches, growth perspectives and its potential pitfalls
    • Identify added efficiency and cost-saving measures
    • Test sample markets and learn from them before the official launch to larger markets
    • Adjust the go-to-market strategy and tactics before it comes too expensive to back-up
    • Prepare, activate and monitor the full market launch
    • More info here
    • To receive the Market Reach descriptive brochure and request a free consultation: marketreach [at] horizondev.net

  • Tech Pass 
    • For IT and innovation-intensive companies
    • Sample user market test of newly developed technologies 
    • Bridging product development with market realities before product launch, allowing for cost-saving measures, product modifications and sales channels adjustments. This step is often seen very favorably for tech companies seeking initial investments as a safeguard for initial investors 
    • Getting first sales, first implementations and happy customer references for further business development operations (Optional)
    • More info here
    • To receive the Tech Pass descriptive brochure and request a free consultation:  techpass[at]horizondev.net

  • Baltic Ambassador Programme 
    • Travel, Tourism & Hospitality industry
    • Tourism marketing and advisory program serving international tour operators and Baltic Sea Region destinations 
    • Introduce and push innovative destinations and tourism products to Baltic Ambassador pool of 200+ tour operators
    • Since 2006. 
    • Annual "Best of Baltic" destination selection by tour operators working with the Baltic Sea Region (Scandinavia + Baltic States). 
    • More info here
    • To receive the Baltic Ambasador Programme descriptive brochure and request a free consultation: baltic.ambassador[at]horizondev.net




Proud of our clients' success:

Yes, we take pride!

Since 2002, Horizon  Development has maintained a strict policy of equality and fairness among its clients: There are no "big" or "small" clients. We fully dedicate ourselves to the task until the mission is successfully reached and on time!  We are thankful to all of them and particularly to the early ones who took the risk to trust us at a time when our references were a bit thin. We are happy to have been offering to some of them solutions and ways forward at a time when they saw none.



Contact

Horizon Development OÜ
Olevimägi 16, Tallinn, 10123, Estonia 

info[at]horizondev.net

Olevimägi 16, 10123 Tallinn, Estonia