We speak to dozens of startup founders who can't code, but are looking for a way to develop their startup idea into a real product. Sound familiar?

How long have you been holding on to your startup idea, unsure how to kick-start product development? If you don't have the technical expertise to build the product yourself, just getting started can seem like an impossible dream.

That's where we come in.

Taking Your Startup Idea from Dream to Reality.

Design SprintWe offer an innovative design sprint service: an intense five-day project where we focus on turning your startup idea into a clickable prototype - in just one week. This is an essential first step towards developing the finished version of your product.

Our design sprint service is structured with the non-technical founder in mind. Working with our expert team of product strategists and designers, you will explore the problem underpinning your startup idea, to ensure your initial prototype is aligned with the problem you're trying to solve for your future customers.

We've worked with dozens of startup founders on early product development, so you'll benefit from our startup experience as well as our technical expertise.

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We wanted to build a new version of our learning management software, and Belighted convinced us to do a design sprint together before jumping into development itself. This helped us make much more informed decisions on what we needed, and how best to do it. In the end, it allowed us to better prioritise our project, and prevented us from going in the wrong direction.

- Bertrand De Praetere, CFO, Dokeos

Our Process. 

Our 5-day design sprints follow our own unique process, drawing on the methodology developed by Google Ventures and combining it with our experience of working with dozens of startup founders.

We understand that time is money: delays can cost your startup dearly if your competitors beat you to market. So we developed our design sprint process to pack as much learning, development and analysis as possible into just five short days:


Day One: Map

Our first objective is to truly understand the problem your startup idea will solve for its users. This first day is essential for helping us understand your customers' needs and ensure you're looking to solve a real problem for users.

Day Two: Sketch

You may think you've come up with a fantastic solution to your customers' problems - but will it really work, in practice? On day two we widen our focus to brainstorm as many potential solutions as possible to the problem your startup is looking to solve.

Day Three: Decide

At this stage, we select the one solution that best solves the problem for your users. From there, we work to identify the core functionality that's required to test out this idea as a viable solution.

Day Four: Prototype

The fourth day is spent developing a clickable prototype of your startup idea. This is where you see your idea really come to life for the first time, and turn from an idea on paper to a real product.

Day Five: Test

On the final day of the design sprint, we get real users to test-out your prototype. This means you start getting real, actionable feedback on your startup idea, just five days after starting the development process - and will help guide further product development by keeping development aligned with what your users really need from your startup.

Ready, Set, Go!

Any product development process begins with the development of a prototype; with our design sprint you compress the prototyping phase into just one week.

After only five days, you will have a clickable prototype that you can share with your target customers, to begin getting valuable feedback on your idea and start testing out the assumptions behind your startup.

  • User-focused design and development process.

  • Accelerated early product development, reducing the risk of your competitors beating you to market.

  • ☑ Build a clickable prototype in just five days.

  • ☑ Maximise your opportunity for learning and idea validation by getting your prototype tested by real users.

  • Shape the next stage of your product development, based on the feedback you get on your prototype.

Want to Know More?

Are you ready to kick-start product development with our 5-day design sprint? Let's discuss your startup project, and how we can help turn your idea into reality. Fill in the form to arrange a call.

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