HOW DOES A POP APP SHOP HELP YOUR COMMUNITY?
For Early Entrepreneurs
• Solves for the lack of technical know-how and limited financial resources. • They will be able to build, launch, and learn from their product earlier in the startup process instead of after they've learned how to fundraise. • Narrow the gap between prototype to go-to-market product • Make sales sooner. • Buy yourself time to raise money and delay the urgency to hire for technical talent. • Ability to manage their software independently long after their engagement with us
For Accelerators & Incubators
• Gain increased access to applicants that are now significantly further along in the product development process, and are now armed with more practical data points from having a working product. • Less pressure on your organization to produce larger funding for traditional software development for your startups. • An accelerator can support 5-7 startups working with us at the investment of what it would previously cost to support just one startup’s traditional development needs • Attract more applicants that have been previously deterred by the skill & resource gap • Nurture earliest idea stage applicants without overextending your organization’s resources
For More Tech Advanced Startups
• Build base features so your engineering team can focus on inventing new things. • Learn what your potential CTO or engineering team’s expertise should be. • Create features or products that can work with your existing custom developed software and other third-party apps to maximize human and financial resources.
WHAT DO OUR PARTNERS SAY?
"Many aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs struggle with getting off the ground their ideas. Being able
to build a functioning prototype in just a few days, with minimal costs, allows them to rapidly test their
assumptions, collect real customers data and ultimately iterate to improve their solution.
This rapid product development cycle gives them a edge when applying for an incubator program, looking for
financing and deploying the commercial solution. The no-code tools are a very powerful set of
integrated and specialized tools and Design Off the Boat is crucial in helping entrepreneurs without
technical background navigate the world of no-code and build their prototypes."
Lead Partnerships Innovation and Entrepreneurship,
Ontario-Atlantic-West Canada, Desjardins Group
WHAT DOES THE INVESTMENT STRUCTURE LOOK LIKE?
There are different ways that organizations can engage with us depending on the needs of your entrepreneurs:
• Fully-sponsor their X number of entrepreneurs • Match their entrepreneur’s investment (ex. founder cover’s half the cost, org covers balance) • Book us to stay for X time and pre-buy Y base apps