We are starting ten companies this year.
You could be a technical cofounder in one!
We Build Teams That Build Companies
We create companies by partnering successful, experienced entrepreneurs with technical cofounders and provide them an opportunity to start a new business together. We build companies with a focus on achieving early sales and revenue growth.
Who Are You?
You have a background in hardware or software development and have realized that corporate life isn’t for you. While freelancing was great at first, you’re losing interest in billing hours and building other people’s products. You have a lemonade stand or two in your history.
Most importantly, you’ve decided it’s time. You’re ready to burn your boats at the shore and do whatever it takes to build a company of your own. You’re ready to be a Technology Cofounder in a Startupify company.
We match you with one of our Business Cofounders, who brings the business idea, or existing product. Beyond being a partner and mentor, your Business Cofounder has the plan to fund the first year of your company. They provide several unfair advantages such as market access, domain expertise, sales channels and more.
While other incubator programs talk about being revenue and sales focused, we’ve baked that focus in our model. We take no equity in our companies. We have no direct interest in chasing the next investment round. To ensure a sales and revenue focus, we take a revenue share on the first $1M in revenue, then we’re gone. We build companies we believe can earn their first dollar within 60 days and have a clear line of sight to that first $1M in revenue.
What We Do
Our core Startupify team will be hand’s on with all companies through their formative stages. We are player/coaches rather than simply being mentors. Our primary focus in all activities is to drive sales and early revenue with our companies.
If you’re ready to be a technical cofounder in a new startup with an experienced Business Cofounder and tackle aggressive revenue goals, apply here. We’re preparing our first five companies now.Apply Now
We operate out of ThreeFortyNine Coworking in Guelph, Ontario, one of Canada’s most livable cities. Guelph is located in between Toronto and Kitchener-Waterloo and accessible by highway 401, VIA Rail, and Go Transit. Being a university city, sublets and short term rentals can be found but you should just move here if you don’t live here already!