Hackathon speed prototyping

First version of your app done right. Make sure a user understands the value of your product.

Generate market desire in one week and validate your business under 1 month

3 Stages Process

An iterative process, pay based on weekly performance:


1 Desire Stage (weeks 1-4)
3 Traction Stage (weeks 9-15)

Concept to Traction

The quickest way to materialize the idea to investors, customers and developers. Creating an investable company.


Proven Productive Process

We’ll make sure the progress we’re making together is launching you to the sky!


1

Desire Stage

Visualize the idea to make the customer want to buy it. Talking with customers coupled with building a product at a Hackathon speed.

No more “Maybe next year”

Working full-time? Can’t escape your comfort zone? Afraid of failure or long months with no real progress. Investors not seeing enough growth? Join us and see how that can change.

Real progress under 7 days

Don’t spend a fortune and wait months. Validate your business idea. Launch and get the first feedback after one weekly sprint.

Iterate quickly

You will work hard. We will work hard. There’s no other way. Weekly sprints to sync. Lots of motivation.

1 out of 40 startups raise first money

Investors want best or nothing. Make your team, revenue, product growth seriously fast. Prove your mommy and friends wrong – Elon Musk style!.

Founders’ #1 goal: questions to get answered

An ultimate question – how do I make first revenue?

skygate has been working with 500 Startups, Y Combinator and 100+ other founders.

Learn the dos and don’ts.

Get a signed customer within weeks, launch even quicker.

Wireframes? Clickable Demo?

Craft a user-friendly Concierge MVP (a real product, but mocked and combined with human work – users can’t tell much difference). Prove the idea on a frequent basis, add improvements and grow your app with us.

Pricing

First sprint

$900

Workshops

Domain, hosting, simple web site

Simple mock of your app

Meet your customers

Feedback to run 2nd sprint


Second sprint

$1200

Improved designs

Improved app

Mastered copy

Email set up

Meet more customers


3 + 4 sprints

$3200

Your business validated

First signed customer

Iterative feedback cycles

Ready for initial product phase


2

Revenue Stage

You’ve started, your idea is proven, don’t slow down, customers’ money awaits.

Work 7 days and make first $100 – does this make sense?

The entire Concierge MVP concept is about giving the impression of a real product, complemented with manual, hard work. Ready to go?

Paying customer equals proof

Show investors 10 paying customers, and they’ll invest in you. Sounds simple, right?

After each deal – product feedback gets implemented, and the features match a wider set of real user needs.

Automate and eliminate most labour-demanding parts of the delivery

We will diagnose the biggest human bottlenecks, lowering the customer acquisition and service costs gradually.

The ultimate goal is to sell at price higher than your cost of sales..

Prepare better arguments for investors

Get closer to your next stage: serious talks with investors. You’ve learnt lessons, so the next step is to change initial, mocked and manual process into a scalable, investable machine.

Surprisingly, the first 10 transactions will demonstrate flaws you haven’t thought of before.

Iterate with the entire product team

Communication is important:

▮ you don’t want to underestimate the hard parts

▮ you can embed existing tools into your team’s processes

▮ focus on the same goal

Prototyping is over!

You already have a ready prototype demonstrating the full functionality of the product. Vision now has more colours, animations and interactions – it’s all working and clickable.

This is a great foundation to start building a solid MVP.

Pricing

Fifth sprint

$1600 ($900*)

Revenue from 1-2 customers

First prototype’s code

Research on existing semi-products

Improved design


Sixth sprint

$1600 ($1200*)

Revenue from 3-4 customers

Further code improvements

Application of semi-products

UX optimized based on data


7 + 8 sprints

$3200

Revenue from 10th customer

Prototype finalized

App is self presentable

Consistent and beautiful design

More importantly:

One step away from investment


3

Traction Stage

You’ve done so much. Time to invest in you! The third stage: everything you’ve done so far will be converted into automation. Time to raise funds.

Just a few steps away.

Get ready for full automation. It’s now possible to create your MVP architecture is possible. At the same time craft, you can craft an irresistible pitch deck – in other words, an investable company.

Branding – tell the world your story

Have you thought of launching on Product Hunt or Hacker News? Ready to answer brutal feedback? We’ll get you covered here as well. Marketing & Design & Tech services to make a first good impression!

Early-adopters – how to recruit them?

When running your first ad on Facebook – what’s the image & text you’d put there? Where will the ad link to? How many interested people can you acquire this way and at what cost? What’s the conversion rate?

A beautiful story drives great pitch deck

Four Ts: Teach, Team, Traction, Treasure. Make the numbers looks impressive, make yourself resistible to hard questions, turn guesses into facts. Stand out.

Tech: Proof of concept

In the real world an MVP costs thousands of dollars. Don’t get blinded by misleading estimations and face the truth. A scalable and investable company needs solid tech. Before crafting a great MVP – you can spend time building a proof of concept – to simply prove the architecture is implementable. Take advantage of senior engineers and software architects’ experience to model your desired app.

Don’t worry – in many cases the proof of concept will be your beta-MVP

Scale your team!

You’re just one step from real money. What you’ve learned from the skygate team – should be now part of your in-house, core-competitive advantage. But how to hire great people?

Get help in technical recruitment, candidate screening. Improve your employer branding to attract the smartest and hardest-working employees. Support and train hired juniors. Get HR advice from us. Grow!

Pricing

Ninth sprint

$1600 ($900*)

Revenue from 1-2 customers

First prototype’s code

Research on existing semi-products

Improved design


Tenth sprint

$1600 ($1200*)

Revenue from 3-4 customers

Further code improvements

Application of semi-products

UX optimized based on data


11 to 15 sprints

$1600 each sprint

Revenue from 10th customer

Prototype finalized

App is self presentable

Consistent and beautiful design

More importantly:

One step away from investment


Ready to start?

Would you prefer chat, email or phone? You can also meet us in person in the USA, Israel or Europe. There are many ways to connect with skygate. Our prototyping team is ready to join you right away.