Saltmines is a startup studio. We can serve as a "technical co-founder" when needed, but also apply technical expertise on a project-by-project basis.
In other words, we are organised to exchange our service for equality/participation rights which can offer founders and investors a high speed on-ramp for technical resources that are aligned with the success of venture.
Our team of 20+ engineers and mobile developers currently has capacity to take on new projects and we welcome the opportunity to share our service model with other early stage ventures stakeholders.
We serve as a "technical co-founder" for early stage ideas.
Office space is nice, but a balanced, talented team is critical
We roll up our sleeves, pull all nighters and are prepared
to exchange sweat for equity.
We supply mentorship AND technical services without
having to raise capital for design and development.
We seek early ideas with vision and founders with
a drive to retain control of their concept.
Saltmines internal review of concepts, vetting, and presentation to Saltmines Project Committee.
Upon committee approval, Saltmines works with concept's to refine scope and develop a mutually beneficial agreement to move forward. Next, our team will be mobilized and project plan will be put into motion.
Next, team will continue market exploration, outreach, product development and prototyping to approach potential customers and stakeholders.
Assuming validation and traction is achieved, technical development begins and customer acquisition strategy, and Minimum Viable Product (MVP) are deployed.
Spin-out corporate team and product as a new entity with a market ready strategy and a support structure for rapid growth.
EARLY STAGE CANVAS
Use this opportunity as an exercise to better understand your business and to clearly address the most common questions investors and customers have when thinking about whether or not to sign-on. For instance, a good canvas should, at a minimum, address the following questions in a cleat and concise manner.