Start a company with great people.
Keep your job. Launch your startup.
Sidepact is a coworking program that connects ambitious, product-minded engineers to build impactful companies.
Participants do not have to leave their full-time job, but Sidepact does expect a significant time commitment.
First cohort starts August 2018
Sidepact is looking for engineers interested in starting a company.
We find and select talented software engineers interested in starting companies. For twelve weeks, we organize weekly working sessions to help you form a team, iterate on an idea, and launch a company that solves a problem that you care about.
Sidepact doesn’t require you to quit your job, but it does require your time. Each cohort of engineers is interviewed and intelligently matched into teams based on their interests, skills, and background.
For the first several sessions, participants experiment with different teams and ideas. In the following weeks, teams work together to validate, prototype, and build the product they are looking to bring to market. At the end of the program, teams present to each other and investors.
The program charges $30/week to cover costs and participants must be located in the San Francisco Bay Area. Sidepact takes a 1% equity stake in companies from companies formed during program upon incorporation.
Sidepact aims to take you from your desire for starting a company to a team that you trust and an idea you believe in. The program meets on Sundays from 12-6PM.
Week 1: Intro and Ideation
Week 2: Customer outreach planning
Week 3-5: Need-finding and discovery
Week 6: Midterm presentations
Week 7-11: Build, prototype, and validate your solution with prospective customers
Week 12: Final pitch and demos
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We believe that talented, ambitious engineers can do amazing things. Having worked at companies of all sizes we've lived and shared the experience of wanting to 'eventually do my own thing.'
We believe a big part of startups is circumstance and we're inspired by our friends and mentors who have been fortunate enough to bring their ambitions to fruition.
By providing structure, connections, and commitment, we're hoping to catalyze a new generation of startups. We hope you'll join us.
Sharon Zhou (linkedin)
Kevin Sun (linkedin)
We’re looking for talented, ambitious engineers who can commit at least 12 hours / week of their weekends to starting a company.
Fill out this form and we’ll send you an invitation when applications open.