early-stage startup founders:

So you've got an idea for the Next Big Thing™.

There's just one catch: you don't know how to build it.

And before you get it built, you need to know two things: How much is this going to cost, and how long it going to take?

You could do what most founders do: you could write out a spec, take it to some dev shop, and trust whatever number they tell you.

That's what these founders did. Here's how it turned out:

  • Knowhere was given an estimate of $100K and 6 months by a development agency in LA.
    • One year later, they had spent $250K and had 80% of the app done, only to find out that the team they hired had no idea how to build the core feature of their app.
  • Self-Portrait Project was given an estimate of $25K and 3 months by a design studio in NYC.
    • Three years and $50K later, they had a 50-page "design document" full of sexy mockups—but zero work done on the actual design & development of their product.
  • Wellness 4 Humanity was given an estimate of $10K and 1 month by an Indian software factory.
    • 6 months and hundreds of lost bookings later, that team had shown zero progress and was still promising that launch was just another week away.

Imagine pouring $100K+—and six months of your life—into your startup, only to find out the team you’re working with was never able to finish the project in the first place.

But it doesn’t have to be that way.

The uncertainty, the doubt, the fear of entrusting your startup—your baby—to a team that might let you down. It’s all conquerable. And the solution is not a gamble.

It’s a strategic approach that anyone can follow.

It’s called Storymapping. And its the first step in our Nerdstorm workshop.

A live Nerdstorm session.

book a free digital storymapping session with us today—and save yourself 6 months and 6-figures of headaches

The above stories aren't made up. They're from real founders that came to us looking for real solutions.

Solutions we were able to come up with by storymapping.

Here's what we were able to achieve:

  • We found a solution for building Knowhere's core feature in just 1 week, demoed a Proof-of-Concept of that solution 1 week later, and then rebuilt the app around that feature over the next 8 weeks.
Knowhere is rated 4.9 stars in the App Store
  • We redesigned Self-Portrait Project's app in a single week, then demoed the Prototype hardware mirror just 1 week later. We built the app over the next 6 months. It currently has 4.8 stars on the App Store.
Demoing SPP's prototype mirror.
  • We rescued Wellness 4 Humanity's project in just 5 days, launched their custom booking software 4 weeks later, and then launched the nation's first COVID-test vending machine network in just 8 weeks.
W4H's COVID-test network was featured on Jimmy Fallon.

Booking a free digital storymapping sesssion with us today gives you a clear roadmap, accurate timeline, and a strategy that aligns with your vision.

Don't become another cautionary tale of wasted time and resources.

With storymapping, you get a transparent, effective approach to project estimation that sets you up for success from day one.

And there's no strings attached—you can take the map we build together down the street to your local dev shop, or find the lowest rates you can halfway across the world.

Make the call, take control, and let's map your story together.

After an entire year of working with another firm, our app just did not work—the core feature was broken and the app drained the battery. In the Nerdstorm, No Nerds was able to research the problem and find a workable solution in a matter of weeks.”

Book a free digital storymapping session today.

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