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If you could use technology to solve the biggest problems in the world, what would you do? We want to create a platform for people from any background to tackle any problem worth solving.

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WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO

FACILITATING A WIN-WIN-WIN SCENARIO FOR THE LOCAL TECH SCENE

Unicorn Factory is a marketplace that facilitates the transaction between you and the people you need to turn your tech idea into a business. We connect you to handpicked and highly skilled developers, digital marketers and designers looking for a few extra bucks to continue working on their own startups. Our goal is to create a community that allows the local tech scene to benefit from each other.

MAKE TECH MORE ACCESSIBLE

Currently people with tech ideas are forced to save up thousands and thousands of dollars in order to even talk to digital agencies. We think we can do better by being more strategic in our approach building companies.

SUPPORT LOCAL STARTUPS

Money is a resource startups usually lack. Money means time, time means more likely to successfull

BUILD FOUNDER COMMUNITIES

Our pillar is being different. We believe that in order to be amazing at what you do, you have to swim against the stream, which is why we look for people wanting to work on disrupting the status quo in their industry. You bring the passion and let us bring the tools.

ASSEMBLING AN ALL STAR TEAM OF LOCAL TECH TALENT

PICKING THE BEST POSSIBLE TEAM

The local startup scene is filled with talented and committed tech talent trying to make their dent in the world. A lot of these people work in projects that are invested in long-term. We use the Unicorn Factory as a way to offer startups the financial support they need by outsourcing your work to them. The ability to work on short term and flexible contracts allows them to do what they love doing without having to put their own dream on hold.

 SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

Software Development includes projects ranging from mobile apps, to web apps.

DIGITAL MARKETING

A big part of your product development is to put processes in place that allow you to find audiences that are looking for you. With a team specialist digital marketers, we can do exactly that. Our team has digital marketers specialising in paid search , SEO, Social Media Marketing and other areas that will allow you to find your customers faster and cheaper.

UX/UI DESIGN

Interaction Design is a huge thing for us. We have an amazing team of experienced designers that not just build beautiful interfaces, but also interfaces that convert and allow your users to achieve their goals.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Our Business Developers are responsible for creating opportunities for your brand and product.

MARKET VALIDATION

We build apps, websites, but also other cool shit like games, virtual reality experiences, holographic displays. The rule is pretty much if you can imagine it, we can most likely build it. The more innovative the idea, the more likely you will get a wide range of selection.

PROJECTS WE HAVE WORKED ON

OUR PROJECTS THIS YEAR

If you are planning on building an app, website or any other form of other digital product then we will be able to help out. We are on a mission to create an ecosystem that connects innovators to each other. We help you assemble the ideal team for your project by contracting developers, digital marketers and designers from the local startup and freelance scene.

SPEEDY VOCAB

If you are planning on building an app, website or any other form of other digital product then we will be able to help out. We are on a mission to create an ecosystem that connects innovators to each other. We help you assemble the ideal team for your project by contracting developers, digital marketers and designers from the local startup and freelance scene.

coLIBERATE

If you are planning on building an app, website or any other form of other digital product then we will be able to help out. We are on a mission to create an ecosystem that connects innovators to each other. We help you assemble the ideal team for your project by contracting developers, digital marketers and designers from the local startup and freelance scene.

BLUEPRINT

If you are planning on building an app, website or any other form of other digital product then we will be able to help out. We are on a mission to create an ecosystem that connects innovators to each other. We help you assemble the ideal team for your project by contracting developers, digital marketers and designers from the local startup and freelance scene.

HATCHER

If you are planning on building an app, website or any other form of other digital product then we will be able to help out. We are on a mission to create an ecosystem that connects innovators to each other. We help you assemble the ideal team for your project by contracting developers, digital marketers and designers from the local startup and freelance scene.

HOUSESITTING NZ

If you are planning on building an app, website or any other form of other digital product then we will be able to help out. We are on a mission to create an ecosystem that connects innovators to each other. We help you assemble the ideal team for your project by contracting developers, digital marketers and designers from the local startup and freelance scene.

SEED+SOIL

If you are planning on building an app, website or any other form of other digital product then we will be able to help out. We are on a mission to create an ecosystem that connects innovators to each other. We help you assemble the ideal team for your project by contracting developers, digital marketers and designers from the local startup and freelance scene.

CITIZENSEA

If you are planning on building an app, website or any other form of other digital product then we will be able to help out. We are on a mission to create an ecosystem that connects innovators to each other. We help you assemble the ideal team for your project by contracting developers, digital marketers and designers from the local startup and freelance scene.

CALMING STONE

If you are planning on building an app, website or any other form of other digital product then we will be able to help out. We are on a mission to create an ecosystem that connects innovators to each other. We help you assemble the ideal team for your project by contracting developers, digital marketers and designers from the local startup and freelance scene.

MORE COMING SOON

If you are planning on building an app, website or any other form of other digital product then we will be able to help out. We are on a mission to create an ecosystem that connects innovators to each other. We help you assemble the ideal team for your project by contracting developers, digital marketers and designers from the local startup and freelance scene.

MORE PROJECTS
CREATING PROJECTS SMARTER AND FASTER

HOW WE WORK

Our goal is not just to build products, our goal is to build products that connect with the market, which is why we see ourselves as a lot more than just a digital agencies. We use processes that allows us to reduce risk of project failure and would be happy to run you through these processes in person.

PROJECT VALIDATION

One of our key services is the project validation workshops, where we determine how likely your product or service is to succeed in the market. At the end of the first month of running these services, you will understand how much it costs you to "buy" a customer and how much revenue you the customer generates for you. That will be the basis for some better decision making.

AGILE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS

Adaptability is one of the skills we value you most. Of course in order to respond to change in features, we want to be able to make those adjustments fast without any huge changes in both pricing and scope.

RETAINER-BASED BUSINESS MODEL

Our retainer business model is what makes everything so flexible. All changes and decisions you make can be implemented without any huge discussion about scope changes.

FULL-SERVICE TIME ALLOCATION

You will have access to a team of developers, designers, copywriting, digital marketers, business developers, product developers and sales people that you can allocate to your liking. With your assigned project manager you will be able to make quick decisions that you need to make in an always changing market.

REGULAR DEPLOYMENT AND TESTING CYCLES 

We aim to release and test on a fortnightly basis, so that we can make sure that your time and money is allocated in the most time-efficient way.

PRICING IS SIMPLE

HOW MUCH DOES A PROJECT COST

The project cost really depends on how fast you want to bring your product to market. Instead of charging fixed rates for fixed scopes as most digital agencies do, we charge an hourly rate for every active team member working on your project.

$99 per hour per team member

The hourly per team member is $99 per hour, which is quite significantly below the average market rate that you would be charged out in a digital agency. The reason why we can do this is because we do not have any overhead costs. Everyone works from where they need to work, and if required we can even work in your offices. A lack of ongoing fixed expenses means we can lower our prices to a competitive $99 per hour.

Minimum of 40 hours per month

The minimum monthly retainer required to run a project with the Unicorn Factory is NZD $3960 +GST per month and that gets you a minimum of 40 hours work that can be allocated to the team member of your choosing.

One month payment in advance

Our retainer contracts include a month bond payment that gets released once the project has officially ended in accordance to the time frame originally agreed upon.

Includes 1 hour per month strategy and consultation for free

On top of all technical development services, we offer one hour of free monthly consulting and strategy session.

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Flexible paid work for founders

The biggest problem founders run into is a lack of cash to take care of all expenses that come with not making consistent income.

Unicorn Factory solves that problem by outsourcing short-term flexible and well-paid work to founders. The flexibility we provide allows them work on their own projects whilst not having to worry about the financials.

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HELP STARTUPS FIND THE FASTEST WAY TO MARKET - FINDING FIRST REVENUE

Starting your first startup can be a daunting task. For new founders the process of validating, building and growing a startup is a real trial and error process.

Unicorn Factory runs one-on-one launch sessions and workshops with existing founders to help get the start they need.

Find out more about our workshops

OUR MISSION AND VISION

Our vision is to create a founder-led tech eco system where startup founders get the necessary support to build the empires.

Financial Support For Founders

We want to provide financial security to founders bootstrapping their businesses through paid contracts.

Strategic Advice For New Founders

We want to create an environment where founders get to learn strategies suited to bootstrapping startups.

Community Events for Founders

We want to create more opportunities for founders to come together and collaborate on different ideas and strategies

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