Building physical products are complex and can be fraught with costly mistakes

It is a struggle to leap from prototype to design and to manufacture required for scale. Startups need extensive product design and development knowledge they often don’t have.

Why is design and engineering important?

Human-Centered Design

Many of the top reasons for startup failure are related to poor customer experience design. Consider the experience at all steps.

Engineering Support

Creating successful products and services at the intersection of hardware and software requires an extensive amount of engineering experience.

The complexities of this interconnected world require startups to have access to capital, but also to excel in design & engineering.

Excel in everything from the right customer experiences to making critical engineering decisions.

The Dipalo Ventures Residency

The Dipalo Ventures Residency is a 6-week program that helps mitigate design and engineering gaps identified during our technical diligence process. The post-investment program helps us de-risk the investment through a combination of technical reviews, workshops, content, and mentor sessions. These reviews can evaluate your customer experience, help determine your contract manufacturing options or generate a more accurate product cost based on realistic specs. If startups are interested in additional support, you can work with our Residency partners MPC or Velocity on commercial terms.

Examples of Residency outputs:

• Experience Based Roadmap
• Product Requirements
• Bill of Materials (BOM)
• Data Science Review

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