Kickbox is a product development program that offers mentorship and discounted design and engineering services to startup companies. Companies that benefit most from the program are well along the path to needing a proof of concept prototype or already have a proof of concept and are ready for the next development phase of their software, hardware or IoT product. We also provide help with crowd funding at a discount through our partnership with Indiegogo ®.
Who is an ideal candidate?
Startups with passionate commitment to a great idea that is solving a real problem make really good candidates. Ideal Kickboxers will have a business or marketing plan completed or in the works, showing how the product will succeed in the marketplace. Candidates should have adequate seed or early stage funding to cover proof of concept costs or other discounted development costs. Typical engagements can run from about $5,000 to $50,000 or even more, depending on your product development needs.
I already have a proof-of-concept. Is the Kickbox program for me?
Certainly. We can help you bring your product to any needed next-stage prototype or take you all the way through to a deployment-ready software product or design-for-manufacture-ready hardware product.
Which product design and engineering services are offered as a part of the Kickbox program?
Kickbox is run by the design and engineering team at Intelligent Product Solutions. We offer Kickboxers discounted services in Software Application Engineering, Industrial Design, UX/UI Design, Electrical Systems Engineering, Embedded Systems Design, Mechanical Engineering and Optical Engineering. You can engage with us in any one of these areas or use the combination that specifically addresses your company’s immediate needs.
Do I have to use the entire Kickbox program to be accepted? What if I don’t need crowdfunding help from Indiegogo?
We don’t require Kickboxers to take advantage of the Indiegogo discount and assistance. All accepted candidates will have a need for Kickbox’s product design and/or engineering services and will receive the free mentoring along with those discounted services.
How much does the Kickbox program cost?
It is free to apply and mentoring is free. Design and engineering services are discounted and based on your specific needs. Typical engagements can run from about $5,000 to $50,000 or even more, depending on your product development needs. The Kickbox team will give you a firm proposal for development work before any work is started.
How does Kickbox help me with Indiegogo?
Through our partnership, Kickboxers receive a 10% discount on fees incurred using Indiegogo’scrowdfunding program. You will also be connected directly with someone at Indiegogo to help you develop the best approach to your campaign.
How does the Kickbox™ application process work ?
Use the “APPLY NOW” button below and complete the quick and easy application. We’ll respond within a couple of days. If you’re a good candidate, we’ll set up a time to talk so we can get to know you better and you can ask us any questions you have.