We are very excited to announce thoughtbot’s first startup incubator!
If you are a non-technical founding team with a business idea that involves a web or mobile app, we encourage you to apply for our 8-week program. We’ll help you get the proof points you need in order to move forward with confidence.
thoughtbot is your expert strategy, design, product management, and development partner. We bring digital products from idea to success and teach you how because we care.
In working with countless startups over the last two decades, we’ve seen first-hand how difficult it can be for non-technical founders to communicate their product and technology vision, find a technical co-founder, make their first product and technology hires, and work effectively with their technical team.
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thoughtbot helped us quickly build the groundwork for our product, which enabled us to fundraise earlier, and for a larger round. If we hadn't worked with them, we could be a year behind where we are today.
We expect the team to be focused full-time on the incubator for the duration of the eight weeks. The cost of our program is $125,000 USD, which founders can pay for with equity (typically ~5% of the company), a mixture of cash and equity, or just cash.
We plan to start the first program on March 15th, 2023.
Two more programs will run in 2023, starting roughly July 1st and October 15th.
Non-technical founding teams
Working within GMT-10:00 to GMT+0:00 during the program
With an incorporated business entity
You can apply using the form right here on this page (above).
The summer session starts July 1st. Sign up here to be notified when applications open.