The START™ of Success
December 10, 2021
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Learn about START™, how we build Minimum Viable Products for maximum real-world value, at Polymath Labs.

Move over, Denver.

An MVP isn’t just the star of the NBA. In our world, an MVP, or Minimum Viable Product, can be the hero of your business.

The concept refers to the smallest, least demanding and costly product you can build and release to users, all while delivering the intended value – so you can glean insights quickly and get to learning as soon as possible. It comes from the Lean Startup methodology, emphasizing the importance that validated learning has in building and refining an optimized product.

At Polymath Labs, we know the value of an MVP. So we’ve developed a program called START™ that helps us work collaboratively with our partners to deliver MVPs fast, so they, in turn, receive user feedback fast – and can kick off the process of refining, improving, and getting to market sooner.

Hats off to the concierge.

START™ is our step-by-step, end-to-end MVP development program. We like to think of it as a ‘concierge’ approach that walks you through strategizing, designing, building and launching your product.

As part of START™, we ask the essential questions and activate the answers, focusing on quality and cost-effectiveness. Our deep expertise in Cloud Native and serverless solutions gives us the ability to move nimbly, from ideation to build stage and beyond, deploying products that are scalable, adaptable and quick to execute.

Our team’s skills encompass tech strategy, infrastructure and software. That makes us experts at determining what the ‘viable’ part of MVP means – and then executing it quickly and in a way that pleases your finance team.

A good start for all businesses.

Whichever way you go about it, creating an MVP will deliver benefits to your business: more learnings from your users, less sunk cost and a reduced risk of wasted time, effort and dollars. At Polymath Labs, we believe if it’s worth it to you to create an MVP, it’s worth adopting our START™ program.

Say, for example, your business is a startup. You’ve got the keenness, energy, and resources, but you naturally lack some of the experience and expertise necessary for success. START™ will guide you through the entire process and make sure you’re always on the right track, correcting your course if necessary.

For non-startup businesses, perhaps you don’t have the ability or the resources required to babysit an outsourced project and ensure its success. START™’s concierge approach will always let you know if you’re missing or forgetting anything.

The bottom line.

By adding our team as an extension of yours, you’ll get a deep injection of the expertise you need to build an MVP and assess and interpret the findings that arise from user feedback – fast.

START™ in action.

START™ helped connected fitness startup Stryde deliver a robust MVP in less than three months. We sat with the team to determine the set of features required in an MVP – like a website, tablet-based app, and scalable backend – then built these components and released them to test users for feedback. The process was smooth and rapid, delivering a product that was so effective, it was released into full production without requiring any backend alterations.

Read more: Stryde Bike Case Study

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