We build successful startups

"Top Reasons Startups Fail"
Source: CB Insights

How The Upstarters
help you succeed

- Focus on validated learning
- Fixed, reasonable pricing
- Startup expertise and experience
- Get your product to market quickly
- Customer development front-loaded
- High-quality product development
- Build companies, not just products
- Growth marketing experiments
- Educate you throughout the process

Example Project

Product Management Software

"We're looking to build a new way of working. Product Management software is too bulky and specialised in the current market and we want to get our idea out there. We not only want to see our vision made into a reality but also to be well equipped to navigate the road to success."

Budget: £6,000 - 8,000
Timeline: 5 - 6 Weeks

Blueprint

We help you create a business model and solution that your customers need.

- Define the vision
- Validate with Customer Development
- Feature list and prioritisation
- Tech stack recommendations
- User flow and storyboarding
- Wireframing and prototyping
- Landing page
- Analysis

Deliver

We design, build and launch your company, turning your idea into a reality.

- Turn your idea into reality
- Product roadmap
- Product design
- Customer testing
- User behaviour analysis
- Sprint planning
- Product building
- QA testing and refining
- Launch marketing

Example Project

Healthcare Mobile App

"Our company already has a steady web presence where users log in and track their data. Given the un-avoidable mobile market, we need iOS and Android apps built to reflect the awesome features of the web app."

Budget: £12,000 - £15,000
Timeline: 8 - 10 Weeks

Multiple skill sets

Right now you have extremely limited resources. The choices you make now will drastically impact how much money you spend on product development and how long it takes you to start getting traction.

Speed is everything

It’s the only advantage you have as a startup over bigger competitors. The faster you test & learn after launching, the faster you grow. If you aren’t launched, you’re not growing and you’re giving competitors the chance to get ahead.

We've done this before

From seeing over 80k+ products launch, helping founders from Google, Slack, Y Combinator all the way down to indie makers. We know what works and want to bring this to your project and educate you along the way.


Nathaniel Smithies

👋 Hello! I'm Nat, entrepreneur and scale-up consultant.

I'm the founder of PlusGuidance the online therapy platform which was acquired in April 2017. I now use my expertise & experience to help startups grow. You can find more about me here.

Ben Tossell

🤗 Hey! I'm a serial product maker and community advisor.

I used to run Community at Product Hunt where we were acquired by AngelList. I build projects, advise startups, test new products, give feedback and help people build MVPs. Most recently I launched 10 MVPs in 24 Hours.


Your co-founders as a service

We are The Upstarters 🤘
We get your startup launched in 4 weeks ⚡️
1️⃣st week = Planning, 2️⃣nd week = Customer Development,
3️⃣rd week = Build MVP, 4️⃣th week = Launch Marketing.

🤔 Right now you have extremely limited resources.
The choices you make now will drastically impact how much money you spend on product development and how long it takes you to start getting traction.

💪 Why is speed everything? Because it’s the only advantage you have as a startup over bigger competitors. The faster you test & learn after launching, the faster you grow. If you aren’t launched, you’re not growing and you’re giving competitors the chance to get ahead.

Our experience and expertise will:
✅ save you money
✅ save you time
✅ get you launched
✅ and put you on the path to success.

Our services

Launch 🚀

Planning & preparationCustomer developmentBuild shit, fastLaunch that rocket
4 week program
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Growth 📈

Growth dashboardBuild a growth engineImplementing experimentsScaling up
4 week program
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Legal 👩‍⚖️

Terms & ConditionsPrivacy PolicyShareholder agreementLegal advice from Hugh James
Coming soon


Launch Program

Planning & Preparation 👩‍💻

Start at the end. Agree long term goalMap out the problemInterview experts & contactsTarget a Minimum Viable Segment

Customer Development 👋

Proposed flowCreate storyboard & wireframeDesign material for feedbackDo customer interviewsReflect and learn

Building shit,
fast 🔥

Current solutions in the marketProposed solutionsMake decisionPick tools & buildRun through & testTweak & iterate

Launch that rocket 🚀

Execute launch planAnalytics implementationSubmit online & outreachEngage customers from week 2Final learnings & revisionsWhats next

Bonus Material:

Refer to us as your 'co-founders' or 'advisors' Financial plan Pitch deck analysis Help with hiring Post-launch strategy Fundraising strategy


Growth Program

Growth Dashboard 👩‍💻

Splitting into AARMRTracking tools implementationDefining metrics

build a Growth engine ⚙️

The growth processExplaining and assigning prioritiesIdea generation

Implement Experiments 👩‍🔬

Launching experiments FeedbackImportance of the scientific method

scaling up 🚀

Quarterly & yearly planConsolidating financialsAligning business model with growth

Ready to launch? 🚀


Apply now and we can make it happen 🙌

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