Looking for a cofounder for your startup?

Now that you’re all set with your idea, let’s talk about ground reality. There will be roadblocks and problems you’ll face on your journey. Getting a cofounder is the start to finding solutions. 

Enter build3! We’re a startup studio for impact-focused startups that better the mind, body and the earth. We'll help you professionally scale up the entrepreneurial mountain, mindful of your pace!

There are 3 big problems that almost everyone faces-

Finding the perfect team

The need for a well aligned team is paramount. It ensures working towards a common purpose with similar values, working with complementary skills to achieve key goals, resulting in an impactful yet fun journey!

Finding timely and relevant guidance

Internet and friends are full of advice (well meaning, but often irrelevant). Finding apt solutions in time is a challenge. Getting the right advice in validating the hypothesis, building a product, putting together a team, fundraising, can save time and heartache (or the startup).

Finding the right resources

Resources to turbo charge your vision in the right direction are essential. You’ll need the right set of assets to bring your vision alive. These could range from a space to work out of, money for building your business, amongst other things.

Look no further, we’ve got you covered!

As a part of our vision at build3, we are looking to build solutions that better the mind, body and earth.

In our experience as founders and founding team members at startups big and small, we realise the importance of rolling up our sleeves to work alongside you. Together, we will solve business challenges, and set you up for scale.

CamaraderieGuidanceResources

Our Sherpa approach

Tashi Delek!

(Tibetan : བཀྲ་ཤིས བདེ་ལེགས, common Tibetan greeting meaning hello, good health, luck) 

We will be the Sherpa in your journey! Just like Tenzing Norgay accompanied Edmund Hilary to summit Mount Everest, we will be the experienced guide on your quest to climb the entrepreneurial mountain.

We will help you set up camp, build the team, distribute the load evenly, prepare for contingency and help scale the peak. We’ll keep piping hot tea ready at all times and dance when you plant the flag 🏁

How do we build?

Here's a peek into how we will build your idea, together!

Let's build together

Our builders are all ready to set off on this journey with you.

Our guide to the process

Our selection process is broken down into three major stages that span over a period of six to twelve weeks. At each stage, we will work with you to make sure that value is derived by all involved. These stages typically involve some of the following activities - clarifying vision and values, developing strategy, devising product market fit strategies, building business plans and financial models.We recognize that different founders are at different stages of their startup lifecycle, we commit to adjust to your requirements and pace. We’re ready when you’re ready.

Stage 1 : Discover

In this stage, we aim to identify (with a high level of probability) that there will be  a mutual fit between our goals , your idea and approach. In order to do that, we request you to articulate the idea by filling up this form. We also request that you read our partnership approach and terms. It serves to  share our thought process and working terms with you. 

Timelines? Once we get your application form, and we at build3 feel that your goals align with ours we’ll schedule a meeting with you. We’ll typically get back to you within 2 working days from the date we receive your application. 

Stage 2 : Establish Fit

During this stage of the process, we are looking to dive deeper into topics that are deemed to be current opportunities or challenges by you, through these discussions we will populate our above mentioned 4C framework. We will probably meet with you 2-3 times (in-person/ online) to understand your journey, business plan, challenges and deep dive where relevant, showcasing what value we can provide through your startup journey. Due to our uncommon approach, we have found that founders want to discuss details of our partnership, we typically schedule a conversation to focus on our working relationship (financial and operational) at this stage. 

If a strong fit is felt between the frontline build3 team members and the founder(s)we will request you to create a business plan & financial model, followed by a meeting with the rest of our team and share on the terms (of course post due diligence) and create a validation budget with an action plan to start building your idea.

Timelines? In our experience, this stage usually closes in 4-6 weeks. But it all depends on how fast you can drive this.

Stage 3 :Build 

This stage is where we truly start working together as a team, it typically lasts for 12 months. During this stage we provide the first 10% of our commitment immediately and the remaining 90% after ~2 months. At that point we do a reality check to ensure our partnership is progressing well both from an achievement (execution of mutually agreed goals, and market acceptance of our product/service) and compatibility perspective. During this stage process we will provide the first 10% of our commitment immediately and the remaining 90% after 2 months, once we have proven we can work together AND achieve goals mutually agreed upon (execution and business model validation oriented)up to 10% of your capital requirements. The idea is to check 1) if we can work together and 2) if the market wants what we are selling. Post validation, we get into some serious building!

Timelines? Validation is a 6-8 week process post which building is our lifetime partnership ❤

Discover

1-2 Days

What you do

Articulate your idea, fill the form, read the agreement and if our goals align, we schedule a meeting.

What We do

We want to understand your vision and find a mutual fit between your idea of impact and our goals.

Establish Fit

2-3 Weeks

What You do

Let's meet (in-person/ online) a few times to understand your journey, business plan, challenges, deep dive into build3, create project work and tangible goals.

What We do

We want to understand you and the startup on factors of capability, compatibility with us, commitment and commercial viability.

Build

1 Month

What you do

Shake on the terms and create a validation budget with an action plan to start building your idea. Post validation, we get into some serious building!

What We do

We want to understand mutual fit related to values and team compatibility, as we work together on one or two key projects.

Scale up

1 Year to infinity & beyond!

What We do Together

Build together hand in glove for the next 1-1.5 years to launch a sustainable and strong startup! We will nurture and become the true co-founding team - in it for life!

Start Building!