How can I aquire funding for the development of my project?
There are many methods to aquire funding to build your project into a startup. The most popular choice being crowd funding. There are multiple platforms where you can list your idea and people across the world choose to invest small ammounts until your goal is meant. Traditionally for any kind of funding, you need a solid idea, user personas, proof of concept, and a mockup or prototype that showcases the potential of your vision. Having these elements will not only make it easier to aquire funding, but it will give you the foundation you need to build a strong business.
What is Marketplace Studio's process to create a platform?
When we receive the project request and desired budget we will assign you a project manager. The PM will then hand curate a team of freelance partners that fit your budget from end to start. Once we have agreed on a Satement of Work, we hit the ground running and being the process of bringing your idea to life.
What happens if a similar idea to mine is found or in existence?
If a similar idea to yours is found we can help you refine your project to include unique attributes that sepertate it from the rest, these are called Competitive Advantages. There are lots of ideas that are similar out there, but the ones that become top-of-mind are the ones who make sure they offer more value to their customers/users than competitors.
What exactly is Design Thinking?
Design Thinking is a 5-step process used by many companies to build for what the User wants, but also what they expect. It is an excellent way to understand the personas you're building for, perform market research, an iterate on the design level rather than in the code.
What about confidentiality and IP ownership?
When you submit a project proposal through our website, or any other method of communication, Marketplace Studio is obliged to keep your idea safe & private under a Non-Disclourse & IP Agreement. This agreement essentially says that we will not make any information you tell us public without your written consent.