Startup as a service
Startup-as-a-Service (SaaS) is a brand new, disruptive business model designed to speed up innovations and allow entrepreneurs and visioners to launch their ideas without any limitations and scale up seamlessly, staying truly lean.
Similar to how cloud technology revolutionized software development, SaaS designed to change startup launching process. The main idea is to remove early years Founder's overwhelm on everything in a company and allow him/her to concentrate on several key areas: business model fine-tuning and funding, and let on-demand professionals implement areas, which require specific skills. And paying only for the time where these skills were actually used. No management overhead, no illness, no vacations. The pure work and pure lean approach. Now, with Startup as a Service even single person could launch it's own Instagram or Uber and scale it up from a local business to a global market leader. SaaS allows you to launch your idea even you can't be fully dedicated to it, leave your current day job (or change current lifestyle).
It's clearly visible that Startup-as-a-Service is simply much more financially reasonable way to building startup, but this fact isn't the main advantage. And the real advantage is a Time. When building your startup with Centaurea utilizing SaaS business model - you at least 1 year ahead of your competitors, who goes standard way. Because when they wasting their time on endless candidate interview than trying to assemble the team and build simple business process to actually start working and start doing something useful, with Centaurea you just getting things done from the first day. And that's a HUGE opportunity.
How it works
Starting with your idea we initially schedule several workshops to discuss an opportunity and understand your vision, also sharing or thoughts, ideas and about the project, idea, business model. The idea of this step is to get familiar with a business case and create a first, high-level draft of a formalized requirements.
If there is a fit between sides and macro strategy for execution is ready, design team start prototyping an MVP, tech team selecting a proper stack for the project and creating a system backbone.
Next step is a collaborative work of both design and tech team to make MVP happen. All the work split to a fixed scoped called sprints which are normally a one or two weeks long. At the end of the sprint, the result is a working part of the project with some new functionality being implemented. This process repeats until MVP will not be fully implemented. For the majority of business cases in Centaurea, we could guarantee that your MVP will be ready in less than 100 days. At this stage, your client's role is much like a product owner.
When things go closer to MVP completion it's a good time to think of a Marketing Strategy and about how to launch the product. So the marketing team in collaboration with the client creating a marketing strategy and start implementing it to actually get some early users right at the time when the project will be launched. Often this requires some content marketing, digital advertising, SMM all of which Centaurea's marketing team could implement.
When MVP is successfully launched Centaurea could continue the Startup development and execution with a similar iteratively manner adding Customer Experience services to a running project or could transfer knowledge and expertise if the client wants to set up an on-site team. For the perfect relationships, we have a very interesting proposal but it makes sense to discuss them only when there is some time of a happy working together. In any case for the last hour of collaboration, the Client could be ensured hi get the highest attention for details and top professional services for every part of a product.
Case Contest Workshop
Having a fantastic idea and want to discuss it with experts (NDA by request) to receive insightful feedback on your project and how it could be implemented?
- Idea ContestWorkshop with business, design, tech experts, analyzing your project, a business model and requirements for an prototype or an MVP. (up to 5h)
- Formalized written feedback with insights and potential proposals to your case as well as thoughts on solution & implementation.
Lean Case Initiation
We path through you from a raw idea to a solid project spec with a landing page as a preparation for your product launch.
- Case Contest Workshop
- Business Model Workshop (revenue, pricing, costs, competitors, market - up to 4h)
- Development of requirements for an eventual Minimal Viable Product (MVP)
- Tech stack and high level component design for your project
- Landing Page with user email and other contact information gathering for your product launch.
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Ready to build your startup utilizing all possibilities of a Startup as a Service business model and best of Centaurea expertise and its superior crew?
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