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July '21 applications are open

We incubate & invest in non-technical founders

Taking them from napkin sketch to launch, users, and funding in 16 weeks. Guaranteed. The first and only part-time, fully remote incubation program focused exclusively on non-technical founders.

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Rated Excellent by TrustPilot
MICHAEL R.


I am happy to report that we just finished our initial design, user journey definitions, and business prototype build with the Launchpeer team. Everyone on the team has been so helpful and knowledge of their domains. Overall, we found the process very efficient and easy to follow once we made the leap.

NIKOLAY Z.

Amazing experience, everything so efficient and the team is always happy to help and get into details. Very happy that I had chosen them to work with.

JAMES H.

The design team I had at Launchpeer. Was very professional and they handled all my concerns very quickly and gave me a product that I can now pitch to investors. I am happy with my choice to choose Launchpeer to help me create my app. Thank you Krysten and the design team that helped bring my idea to life.

AMIR Y.
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I had the best experience with the Lauchpeer team. They were super in tune with executing exactly what I was expecting and added more value than I expected...so overall I am Super Satisfied!!!!
Thank you so much!

KEV K.

Jake and his team over at Launchpeer have been absolutely incredible while working with me on my app. I had looked for months for an avenue to go in developing my application and I am so thankful I found these guys. Each team member takes time to walk you through the process, and truly fine-tune your startup's overall direction.

SPENCER S.

I looked into several different companies and couldn’t be happier that I went with LaunchPeer! They were professional, encouraging, and managed to take all of my ideas and make them a reality. Would recommend to any startup!

ANDRE R.

Our experience with Launchpeer has been amazing. We really enjoyed working with there staff on our prototype and look forward to continuing on getting funded.

MATT F.

The Launchpeer team is on it! They have been super responsive, knowledgeable and professional through the whole prototype process. And, more importantly, they turned our idea into a beautiful design!

COLIN G.

Launchpeer has been awesome helping us set up our startup and maintain direction while working toward our goals. Acknowledging the often stated failure rates of many startups, it is very comforting knowing that such an experienced team is there to help and continue to guide us in this process.

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ANDREY I.

At first, when we joined, you could tell that Launchpeer was still figuring themselves out as a company, but the communication and help were always there. Then the longer we stayed with them, the more helpful information we received and they since have become an important step in launching our company and doing it more successfully. Jake, the CEO, is a wonderful person and is always willing to help and reply to any messages. Highly recommend them!

WADE B.

The team is great and so helpful. They understand how to work well with founders to create exactly what you want. I was also impressed by how effectively they could pivot when needed.

JOSHUA H.

If you have a great idea for a mobile app or web app but you don't have the knowledge of silicon valley tech, look no further than Launchpeer. Launchpeer guides you each step of the way from idea creation, to branding, to design work, to prototype models, they include weekly business mentorship, and do full app development.

RADU P.

Great people to work with. Good listeners, which is critical and underrated. Great designs that they came up with.

JOE B.

Just finished the design phase and am entering the funding phase. So far everything has been as the program was advertised. The team is communicative and worked with me to iterate a great design for my idea. Would absolutely recommend for anyone who has a great idea but needs some help getting it off the ground.

PEREZ A.

Krysten and Gabe were great to work with, they were patient with me and had a lot of insights and they always welcome questions and guided me through the creative process. Two thumbs up!!

TIFFANY P.

I took a long time to choose a team for this process and I couldn't be happier with Launchpeer. The team at Launchpeer were a delight to work with. They were exceedingly patient given my travel schedule, and they really took the time to understand what it was that I needed and were happy to make adjustments and edits along the way. The finished wireframes were absolutely stunning and will help make the development so much easier to communicate. Thank you!

FOHAT A.

Working with the Launchpeer team was fantastic. They went beyond expectation executing my vision for the designing of the website. They were truly a pleasure to work with!

JENNIFER L.

When I first started working with Launchpeer I was very uncertain of the direction my company was going and really wasn’t even sure that we needed the services that Launchpeer offered. Jake was never pushy, but instead worked to educate me every step of the way and make sure I understood what his team was working towards. He has been consistently accessible, and never failed to answer any of my questions on my “level”. Without hesitation I would work with the Launchpeer team again, and recommend them to anyone.

$127K

Average Seed Funding

350+

Startups Supported

10X

Faster Time-to-Market

WE'RE NOT FOR EVERYONE

Launchpeer is for you if...

You don't know where to start

You've tried to start building your startup but have had a hard time even knowing what steps you should take to get where you want to go.

You're ready to commit & focus

If you did know exactly what to do, you'd be ready to hustle and commit to going from an idea to funded startup.

You want experts with you

You know building a startup is hard... but WAY easier if you surround yourself with expert designers, developers, marketers, and funding experts.

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A LETTER FROM OUR FOUNDER JAKE HARE

The old way of starting up isn't working for non-technical founders.

Build an MVP. Launch and hope people like it.If they don't? Oh well, that's 'the game'.

It doesn't have to be this way, and my team has been working for 6 years to increase the success rates of non-technical founders.

Non-technical founders have unique constraints.

1. No tech skills means you have to give up massive equity to technical cofounders you hardly know... or pay a fortune to hire someone.

2. Paying a fortune to hire someone to build your app usually means you need to raise funding.

3. Investors will tell you they won't fund you without having an app built with traction.

Do you see the 'chicken and egg' problem there?

Without an app, you can get funded. Without funding, you can't build your app.

As a non-technical founder myself, I see the value in people with deep industry knowledge and experience in things other than tech. Tech is one small component of building a startup.

This might be an unpopular opinion, but I'd take a non-technical founder who has a high emotional intelligence combined with industry knowledge, over a technical founder any day, all other things being equal.

That's where we come in. Launchpeer has been designed from the ground up for non-technical founders who are ready to turn their idea into a market changing product.

We mix your knowledge, grit, and drive with our designers, developers, marketers, and funding experts to help you achieve your goals.

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HOW IT WORKS

4 steps take you from idea to launch & funded guaranteed

Over 6 years we've been helping entrepreneurs go from napkin sketch to launched and funded. We've perfected our process and system through boots on the ground work, with the help of global investors & experts.

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CO-INVEST

We're fully bought in by co-investing with you.

Building a startup the right way isn't cheap, and you'll need experts to help you along the way. We give you our expertise and put our money on the line for ambitious non-technical founders who join Launchpeer.

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The Old Way

Starting a startup isn't free, especially if you do it the right way. Anyone who tells you otherwise is lying. In the past at a minimum you'd have to pay for...

- Legal (incorporation, structure to ensure you're fundable, documents like LOIs, etc;)
- Accounting (financial projections, pro formas)
- App Development
- Branding & Design
- Etc;

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The Old Result

Most entrepreneurs have to dig deep into their pockets to come up with the money necessary to do all this.

On top of that, you'd have to become an expert in hiring people you've never hired before.

Before you know it, you've likely spent tens of thousands of your own money with little to show.

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The New Way

We're 'investor-operators', which means we co-invest with you. Your $10K investment mixed to join the program, mixed with our $20K investment in the form of services, pays for our team to help you with all the legal, accounting, product development, marketing, and any other needs your startup has to get off the ground.

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The New Result

Because we co-invest with you, we're 100% tied to your success long term, as our $20K investment doesn't get recouped until you raised at least $100K+ in funding through our program from outside investors.

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MSP

MVPs are out. Our team will build your MSP.

Gone are the days of using an MVP to get to market. Consumers today are spoiled, and investors with them, and they expect something great. Our team will work with you to build your MSP (Minimum Sellable Product) within 4 weeks so you can get to market quickly.

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The Old Way

Back in 2010, building an MVP (minimum viable product) became very popular after startups like Facebook, Uber, and AirBNB became famous for using one to get traction.

The problem? Most founders focus on MVPs that have a bunch of features that are just ‘viable’, hoping users will see the potential of what their app could EVENTUALLY be… but consumers in 2021 are spoiled.

They don’t want a bunch of ‘viable’ features. Plus, when was the last time you kept using an app because of its potential? (Probably never)

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The Old Result

We've seen non-technical founders spend tens of thousands and months of time building and iterating on an MVP only to see all that time go to waste.

Investors also won't fund a startup with an MVP if users won't use it (which they probably won't; remember, consumers are spoiled, and that means investors are too).

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The New Way

MSPs. Minimum Sellable Products. Building in the singular feature or small set of features that work incredibly well to solve a major problem for your market.

Every app has a major selling point. For AirBNB it was the listing and booking feature. For Facebook it was the public social feed. All the other bells and whistles those startups built in were secondary to the initial selling point they built.

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The New Result

By focusing on building an MSP instead of an MVP, it allows developers to be hyper focused on making a feature or set of features that work great every time and users love… WITHOUT all the massive development time & effort.

During this phase our product management team helps you define your MSP, and then our developers build it within 4 weeks, all as part of our initial program cost (so no having to find or pay developers).

You’re left with a working product your users will love and solves their ONE key problem so well it…. well, sells.

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5/50/500

Launch & get the right traction faster.

When founders launch they do it traditionally with very little room for error, with any slip up totally derailing their launch or killing their runway. Our approach maximizes easy to implement marketing strategies and targets hyper specific growth targets to impress investors.

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The Old Way

There's a million marketing strategies founders could implement... which traditionally has caused analysis paralysis. Content marketing, ads, social media marketing, search. With so much to focus on, a founder doesn't really know which field they need to 'become an expert' in or which one to hire an expert to implement.

This left founders trying a million things, desperately searching for people to use their app.

Additionally, founders also weren't sure what benchmarks to hit to even know what 'success' looked like. Do they need $5K in revenue to impress an investor, or $50K? 1K users or 100K? 20% MoM growth or 15%?

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The Old Result

Founders were left praying, wishing, and hoping that they were implementing the right marketing strategies to grow their startup, as well as doing their best to gain some semblance of success, even though they really didn't know what 'success' was measured by.

This led founders to go weeks, months, or years going after user growth, lost in a sea of 'shiny new tactics' because there was no end goal in sight.

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The New Way

We decided to take a 'top-down' approach to defining what success looks like for a startup's initial launch numbers.

We went and spoke with hundreds of investors to determine what numbers a startup needed to hit to gain their attention and their funding.

This led to the 5/50/500 model; exact numbers a startup can aim toward and achieve quickly (typically within just 30 days) that would allow them to go into investor meetings with confidence knowing they hit the numbers an early stage investor needed to consider funding them.

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The New Result

Our founders are able to utilize 3 data-drive marketing strategies with the help of our growth team, along with specific goals for user growth.

Instead of going into the Launch phase not knowing what success looks like, they have exact numbers and specific tactics they can aim for, with the confidence to know that as soon as they hit those numbers that investors will be clamoring for their attention, instead of the other way around.

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FUNDING

Raise funding on your own terms.

Once we've helped you launch & get users, you'll need funding to scale up quickly and efficiently. Our funding team will help you raise $100K+ to do just that.

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The Old Way

Raising funding is hard, and most founders aren't able to do it. In the past founders would rely on advice like..."Go raise funding from friends and family"
- Unrealistic for most entrepreneurs"Go sign up for every pitch competition known to man"
- Most competitions are overly competitive (even AirBNB lost tons of pitches)"Go get a loan or line of credit"
- Banks don't lend to new businesses. Period.

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The Old Result

This stuff doesn't work.That's why only 3% of all startups raise funding, and the ones who do it takes them over 14 months to get it. By then most startups are already dead in the water.

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The New Way

At it's core, raising funding is just a sales and marketing process. The only difference between it and selling a $9/month subscription or a $1K product is that you're trying to sell someone on giving you a $25K+ check. That's it.

BUT most entrepreneurs don't know how to do high ticket sales. Prospecting, targeting, cold email and LinkedIn outreach, touch points, what to say, how to say it, how to negotiate, how to structure an offer, etc.

That's what we do for the founders we work with. Once you start treating your funding like a sales and marketing issue, it all comes down to a numbers game.

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The New Result

Our founders are able to consistently book investor meetings utilizing the outbound sales and marketing techniques we teach and help them implement. Then raising funding becomes a numbers game.

- 100 targeted investors
- 20 responses
- 5 meetings booked
- 2 term sheets
- $50K in funding

Need to raise more? Just rinse and repeat.

THE OUTCOME

This all results in your built, launched, & funded startup.

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A proven, validated startup

We help ensure you're expending your effort, energy, and resources into an idea that has the highest chance of success in your market by using data driven principles.

A built, sellable product

Our design and development team work with you to define, design, and build the first product for your startup that users will be happy to sign up and/or pay for.

Your first users & customers

Our marketing team guides you through creating marketing channels that get your first users quickly with easy to use tactics the best startups in the world have used to launch.

$100K+ in pre-seed funding

Our startups know exactly where and how to secure funding, and get the help of our funding team to get follow-on funding from investors with a goal of a $100K+ pre-seed round.

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Our program is designed for YOU

16 weeks part-time, remote

A vast majority of our founders are working full time jobs, and we've structured our program to fit their needs. Complete it in just 3-5 hours each week.

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One-on-one support

This isn't some group accelerator or incubator where you're just a logo or number. You'll actively work alongside our team to get things done.

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Active community

Our entrepreneurs help and support each other in our active Slack community, weekly (virtual) meetups, and group pitch events.

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Investor network access

We have investors lined up to work with the startups who go through our program because they know what we do works.

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$100,000+ in startup savings

Our founders also get over $100K+ in discounts from our amazing partners

Vouch

25% off

Google Cloud

$5000 credits