Startup Kickstart Programme

Your dream startup, running on Google's infrastructure.

Engine Start

The Approach

  • In order to create a great product, we believe in the Fail Early, Fail Fast, Fail Often approach
  • By rapid prototyping you get to see your ideas in action quickly and in a format that is far more powerful than any slide or image mockup.
  • By quickly getting to launch and allowing early adoptors to give feedback, you get to see your ideas from many different perpectives.
  • However, successful prototyping requires restraint and a deep understanding of the requirements and technical specifications, and how to process feedback. This is where we believe we add the greatest value. By helping you to develop a minimal viable product approach that balances what's technically possible with what makes your product unique.

The business benefits

  • You get to leverage our Google Cloud expertise.
  • We can help you define your minimum viable product, bringing both technical input and prior startup knowledge.
  • You don't have to worry about the technology and the infrastructure, allowing you to focus on customer acquisition and defining the functionality to satisfy them.
  • We work closely with you to develop the initial prototype and the launch product, running daily and weekly progress meetings to keep you up to date.
  • Depending on your business model, post launch we can either work with you to recruit an in-house technology team or continue to support and develop the product as an outsourced team.

The technical details

  • Design the Google Cloud based architecture appropriate to support your app's needs.
  • For most app based startups this will involve leveraging the use of
    • Google Cloud Endpoints to provide single backend capable of serving Android, iOS and web clients.
    • Google Cloud Storage to store media files - images, movies etc
  • Development environment setup with Git for version control
  • Deployment process setup
  • Cloud environment setup
  • Prototype development
  • Marketing Website - where appropriate
  • Google Apps setup for your domain - if required