Startup
Acceleration Sprint

Our Startup Acceleration Sprints are specifically designed to founders and startup teams throughout the UK & Ireland validate new startups by using a user-focused design thinking approach. It’s a step-by-step process used to research, define, prototype and validate a new idea or product over 4 weeks.

Starting from £10,000

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Is a GCD Startup Acceleration Sprint for me?

From idea to user tested prototype in just 4 weeks.

Need to validate your idea?

Got an idea for a new digital product but not sure what that looks like in reality?

Need to prepare something tangible for investment opportunities?

Need technical guidance for your startup team?

Do you know what your product needs but you’re not sure how to achieve it?

Struggling to communicate your idea?

Need to make sure it is technically feasible?

Need an estimated budget for an MVP?

If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions then a Startup Acceleration Sprint is exactly what you need.

What should I expect from a Startup Acceleration Sprint?

From our HQ in Northern Ireland our Startup Acceleration Sprints have been benefiting our clients throughout the UK & Ireland.

User research

Every great software project must fit the needs of it's users. We conduct a number of qualitative and quantitative research activities to make sure any solution is viable with the target audience.

Hi-fidelity clickable prototype

At the end of the startup acceleration sprint process you and your team will leave with a high-fidelity clickable prototype that has been tested with representative users.

Prioritised requirements list for your MVP

We also summarise all the outcomes of the sprint into a final report so you’ll have a record of all the great ideas generated by your team.

From there, you can use the prototype to apply for funding or investment and engage your team before project kick-off.

Problem Framing & Definition Workshops

Lean UX Research

Wireframing & Idea Generation

Lightweight market validation

Interactive Prototype

Insight Report

Prioritised Requirements List

Clear Roadmap & Estimated MVP Budget

What is a GCD startup acceleration sprint?

Our Startup Acceleration Sprints are specifically designed to help startup teams validate kick-start their venture.

Like our product design sprints we’ve tailored our approach based on experience of working with UK & Ireland based startups over the past two decades.

In just four weeks we research, discover, define, prototype and validate your unique value proposition and help accelerate your time to market.

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What happens during a startup acceleration sprint?

Our tried and tested Startup Acceleration Sprint is an ideal way to take an idea and turn it into an actionable MVP project plan with a defined solution and estimated budget. Taking place over a few weeks, It’s a great way to ensure that your startup is feasible and that a solution is viable before launching into a full agile development project.

During those 4 valuable weeks we follow a specific process:

Understand the problem

Ideate the solutions

Make a decision

Create a prototype

Test with real users

Let’s build something incredible together