In-House Software Development

Build your own software team, recruit a technical cofounder, or partner with us. Explore your options!

Software development takes a great team. As a founder, you’ll need to decide whether to build an in-house software team, bring on a technical cofounder, or outsource development.

Budget, Schedule, and Process.

An internal product development team can take three to six months to recruit (in a typical job market) and up to $1 million a year plus equity to maintain. Or, you can endlessly hunt for your full-stack technical cofounder unicorn – and give up 50% of your equity if you find them.

Founders Workshop leverages our proven 5D Process and deep bench of talented professionals to begin working on your project in as little as two weeks!

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  • Labor Cost
  • Equity dilution
  • Time to begin work
  • Proven process
  • Post-launch support

FOUNDERS WORKSHOP

  • $150k-350k for 6-month project
  • No
  • 2 weeks
  • Yes
  • $

TECHNICAL COFOUNDER

  • $350K salary
    (plus outsourcing costs)
  • Yes, up to 50%
  • Endless unicorn-hunting
  • No
  • $$

IN-HOUSE TEAM

  • $750k-1M salaries, benefits, etc.
  • Yes
  • 3-6 months to recruit
  • No
  • $$$

Software Development Team Roles.

Although every role on a software development team is important, not every role is full-time.

For example, you probably won’t hire full-time UX/UI designers or QA testers. Instead, you’ll roll the dice on freelancers or misapply another team member’s time to a function for which they’re not suited.

Founders Workshop applies talent fractionally based on your budget, schedule, and technical scope to ensure your project is staffed appropriately.

Learn more about each role.

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  • Talent: Entrepreneur in Residence
  • Talent: Product Management
  • Talent: Project Management
  • Talent: UX/UI Design
  • Talent: Engineering
  • Talent: QA testing

FOUNDERS WORKSHOP

  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes

TECHNICAL COFOUNDER

  • Maybe
  • Maybe
  • Maybe
  • Maybe
  • Yes
  • Maybe

IN-HOUSE TEAM

  • Maybe
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Maybe
  • Yes
  • Maybe

Common Outsourcing Challenges.

Building your own team mitigates most of the common language, culture, and time zone challenges of outsourcing. However, your technical cofounder can’t do it all alone. They’ll likely rely on outsourced support to apply specialized skills and to scale themselves.

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  • Language barrier
  • Culture barrier
  • Time zone barrier

FOUNDERS WORKSHOP

  • No
  • No
  • No

TECHNICAL COFOUNDER

  • Maybe
  • Maybe
  • Maybe

IN-HOUSE TEAM

  • No
  • No
  • No

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