Founders Approach

We build quality and affordable apps and websites
5.0 (3 Reviews) Write a Review
Overview
$50 - $99/hr
10 - 49
2016
At Founders Approach, we understand startups and small businesses because we have built multiple ones ourselves. My co-founder and I quit our full-time jobs to build and launch a mobile app. We grew to 50k users and 7.5k businesses on the platform. We focused on the lean startup methodology where you build simple and iterate quickly. We understand what it takes to launch and scale a business and we have taken everything we learned to help startups and small bus

At Founders Approach, we understand startups and small businesses because we have built multiple ones ourselves. My co-founder and I quit our full-time jobs to build and launch a mobile app. We grew to 50k users and 7.5k businesses on the platform. We focused on the lean startup methodology where you build simple and iterate quickly. We understand what it takes to launch and scale a business and we have taken everything we learned to help startups and small businesses, who have tech needs such as apps, websites, or other platforms.  

We know that every business has different needs and we are flexible to cater to yours. We know that people a tight budgets, strict deadlines, and needs for tech to scale their business. We work with you to narrow down your needs within your timeline and budget. We pride ourselves on communication and transparency, which is important to building a successul product. We want to partner with you to scale and grow your business. 

Key Clients

Restaurant POS System - We built  and currently maintain a full scale POS system that includes a tablet app, kitchen display system, web admin portal, and customer mobile application. It has been operational for 8 months and has successfully processed hundreds of thousands of dollars through the system.

WiFi Captive Portal - We built a WiFi captive portal that allows small businesses to provide WiFi to their patrons. In order to access the WiFi we capture email address and provided tools for automated email marketing. To-date, the system has collected over 150k email address.

Card Breaking - The site includes an admin portal for the breakers to list their products. We integrated with Paypal in order to collect the payment from the users and send to both The Breakers League and the breakers themselves. We have had over $250k in product sold through the site in the first 6 months.

Loople - This was our first application we built based around crowdsourcing real-time information about the bar and restaurant industry. We launched in Baltimore and expanded into DC. We grew to over 50,000 users and 7,500 businesses on the platform. 

Napp (local Bmore on-demand babysitting app) - This app is a local Baltimore startup that connects parents with babysitters. The app is a dual sided platform that handles scheduling, bookings, payment, etc. They have thouands of paying users and sitters and are a great local success story.

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United States
Founders Approach
101 N Haven Street , Baltimore, Maryland 21224
(443) 961-4624
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United States
Founders Approach
18 Taylor St. North , Providence, Rhode Island 02911
4439614624
Focus Area
Service Focus
  • Mobile App Development
  • Software Development
  • Web Development
  • App Designing (UI/UX)
  • Web Designing (UI/UX)
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Client Focus
  • Small Business(< $10M)
  • Medium Business($10M - $1B)
90%
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Industries Focus
  • Business Services
  • Consumer Products
  • Education
  • Financial & Payments
  • Healthcare & Medical
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Customer Reviews
5.0 (3 Reviews)

Third time's a charm

A
posted on 25/5/20
We discovered Founders Approach after firing our second off-short dev team. Founders Approach is all that we hoped they would be and more! Here's just some of what we love:

- Communication: Let's be honest. The reason most projects fails is because communication is hard, especially with what we call the three language barriers - actual language, development language, and subject matter/industry jargon. The project managers do an excellent job of actually listening to what you're trying to accomplish, exploring the boundaries of what's possible, and coming back with the best solutions. They take feedback well, and really treat their clients as a part of the team.
- Quality: We're not developers, but we've been exceedingly happy with the quality of the product. The team is quick to mark things off the list, and is willing to iterate when needed.
- Transparency: With shared trello boards and slack channels, we love that we always know what's going on. We never question what work is being done, because we can see it for ourselves.
- Honesty: I love that we can have honest conversations with the team. If something's bothering us, we can share it, and FA receives that feedback and responds from an appropriate place.
- Fun: We just really like the people we're working with. We kicked off our project with in person meetings (before COVID), which set a really nice tone and helped us get to know each other. And as two women founders, it's awesome to have other women on the team! The team at FA feel much more like coworkers than they do contractors.

We've just finished our first phase with FA, and plan to continue on with them until we can bring development in house.

What is it about the company that you appreciate the most?

communication, honesty, competency

Project Details
App Designing (UI/UX)
$50001 to $200000
posted on 25/5/20
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Working with them was great experience. Highly recommended to everyone...

C
posted on 14/4/20

What is it about the company that you appreciate the most?

Low commitment billing process, super competitive cost, and transparency w/ their team & timeline.

What was it about the company that you didn't like which they should do better?

Opportunity for Design & SEO expertise

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Web Designing (UI/UX)
$0 to $10000
posted on 14/4/20
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These gus are awesome!

S
posted on 10/4/20
I couldn't be happier! FA was very much on top of everything I needed and, truthfully, they knew things I needed way before I knew I needed it. They hit every milestone on time and communicated with me very well. I will definitely use them again.

What is it about the company that you appreciate the most?

Phil and Dave! The personal touch and attentiveness to my project was spectacular!

What was it about the company that you didn't like which they should do better?

Actually, they spent so much time on my project I don't know how they got other things done. I can't really complain about that.

Project Details
App Designing (UI/UX)
$10001 to $50000
posted on 10/4/20
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