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Sean Kon

Chief Innovation OfficerInnovation Refunds

Miami, FL

Member Since February 2024


Innovation & Growth
Sales/Marketing and Strategic Partnerships


As Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer at Innovation Refunds, I’m intensely focused on identifying digitally under-indexed categories that can be disrupted by emerging technology, and fuel economic growth. Leveraging my experience in both founding startups and driving growth for multinational corporations, my focus is now on connecting small businesses and fellow entrepreneurs with the financial tools and knowledge they need to kindle innovation and drive pre- and post-IPO business growth. I’m actively motivated by the pursuit of knowledge through ongoing education and have studied across the globe, having both lived and studied in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. I seek inspiration from both nature and the written word, so when I’m not on the hunt for the next under-indexed category in need of disruption, you can find me either buried in a book (Sapiens and The Lessons of History are a couple of my recent favorites), on the water surfing, or in the mountains hiking.

Published content

14 ways to help teams reach their quarterly goals

expert panel

It takes team effort and accountability to cross the finish line together. Setting quarterly goals is necessary to get your company over the finish line year after year, but what's the point of setting goals if you lose track of those objectives? Developing a strategy and check-in process that holds everyone accountable is essential to keep your team on the same page and ensure they have the resources they need to perform their specific responsibilities. To help managers and their employees forge a better path for moving the business ahead, 14 Fast Company Executive Board members each offer a strategy that has helped them obtain the results they were looking for and why it can work for your team as well. 

What business challenges are distracting you from company goals?

expert panel

14 biz leaders discuss their best practices for overcoming business obstacles. Whether you are launching a brand-new business for the very first time, or you've recently been offered a promotion after climbing the ladder at your corporate job, the role of leadership is not always an easy one. This is especially true when your former lunch buddies start treating you differently and your engagement with them suddenly feels a bit awkward. Every leader in transition goes through growing pains, but eventually, it gets better. Below, 14 experts from Fast Company Executive Board weigh in on their biggest challenges in management roles and how they've been able to overcome them or at least find a better balance.

10 reasons why telling your brand's story matters

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Sharing relevant content can build stronger business-client connections. Becoming a better storyteller for your intended audience members will not boost your business’s profit margins overnight, but learning to regularly share relatable content with live audiences or through digital communications is one step in the right direction. Here, 10 experts from Fast Company Executive Board weigh in on why storytelling through brand marketing ads and consistent outreach has the potential to increase your bottom line in the long run.

The disruption matrix: Discovering hidden gems in under-indexed categories


Four traits to look for when deciding whether to pursue an opportunity for innovation.

Company details

Innovation Refunds

Company bio

Innovation Refunds is powered by a customer-centric mindset, top-of-the line talent, and experienced leadership from the world's most trusted brands. Our mission is to assist eligible small and medium-sized businesses in attaining cash incentives from federal and state governments. Small and medium-sized businesses have historically shaped America’s economic landscape. We’re committed to helping 30 million+ businesses in the US get back what they may be eligible to receive so they can keep pushing us forward as innovators and job creators.



Area of focus

Financial Services
Small and Medium Businesses