Want to get your startup off the ground?

We’ll help you evolve your idea into an investor-ready pitch, prototype and MVP — and from there build it into a scalable, market ready, digital product.

Let’s launch this thing together

Newicon is one of the most innovative tech companies in Bristol — one of the UK’s best cities for startups. We’ve worked with numerous startups, using our expertise to help give them the kick-start they need. Whether you’re looking for branding, UX design, assistance with a pitch deck, web design, prototypes or app/software development, our experienced team is here to help.

We’ve learned a thing or two from working with successful startups (we even know a bit about finding funding). Here are some common challenges you might face:

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Validating your idea

Positioning your idea for success

Bounce ideas, validate market fit, explore business models and routes to market. We’ll use our experience to help you shape your idea for success.

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Standing out from the crowd

Get the best from your branding

Working with our long-standing brand partner, Bob Design, we can help you create a unique brand that’ll transform your image to both investors and customers.

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Proof of concept

Bring ideas to life with UX design

Get a working prototype of your product into the hands of investors to boost your chances of obtaining funding.

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Finding a tech partner

Building your MVP

Have a business plan but don’t have the tech expertise to bring your product to life? No problem, we’ve got you covered.

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Spreading the message

Raise awareness and test solutions

How will potential customers hear about your startup? Have you planned a social campaign? Do you have testing surveys set up? Our marketing team can help.

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Finding investment

From grants to VC investors

Through our network, we can help you look in the right places for investment. Then we’ll arm you with the tools you need to stand the best possible chance.

Step 1: Design Sprint

Bring ideas to life to excite stakeholders and investors

Our design sprint phase explores the possibilities, questions and assumptions for your app, IoT or software project. Rapidly bringing ideas to life in a visual and engaging way. We use our experience in brand, user experience, marketing, technology and business to challenge conventional thinking. Together we create a blue print for awesome products that both investors and users will love.

Idea evaluation workshop

Idea evaluation workshop

  • 1-3 day workshop
  • Online or in person (Covid permitting)
  • Analysis of your idea from both a business and tech perspective
  • Requirements and solutions write-up
Market validation

Market validation

  • Market research
  • User persona analysis and validation
  • Commercial model research and analysis
  • Findings and recommendations report
Product branding

Product branding

  • Brand identity workshop
  • Creation of three brand concepts
  • Use up to three sets of revisions
  • Creation/supply of final brand assets
  • Brand book to ensure consistency
Get investor ready

Get investor ready

  • Create founder story frameworks
  • Write a compelling elevator pitch
  • Deck design and content
  • Campaigns for crowd funding and pre-seed brand awareness
Design & prototyping

Design & prototyping

  • Create user personas & stories
  • Produce intuitive UX design
  • Create beautiful UI design
  • Produce a clickable prototype
Technological solution

Technological solution

  • Evaluate available tech to decide on the best solution
  • Data and integration mapping
  • Feature breakdown and backlog
  • Itemised development costings
Design Sprint Packages: From £12,750 Ex.VAT

Step 2: Development Sprints

We use an agile approach to building robust, scalable and innovative software

As we move from design sprint into development we empower you to decide what features your MVP needs. From there, we develop a roadmap that is agile enough to flex, but also keeps you focussed on what’s important.

Agile development

Agile development

Whether you are creating a consumer mobile app, web-portal, or IoT solution for a connected world, we can help you develop your solution in an agile way using flexible sprint-based deliveries. Your solution is built in a future proof, scalable, flexible and robust manner that’s prepared for tomorrow.
Scalable cloud solutions

Scalable cloud solutions

To develop software with a scope for growth, you need a cloud server architecture that can pivot and scale as your needs evolve. We can help with everything from MVP solutions on a budget, to scalable mass market infrastructure with advanced redundancy and data security.
Versatile web technology

Versatile web technology

Because we use web technology, we can create not only advanced websites and progressive web-apps, but also native apps for desktop, in-car entertainment, digital signage, multi-media and much more. The web is only limited by your imagination. Let’s explore it together!
Development Sprints: From £8,500 Ex.VAT

Step 3: Support and continuous improvement

We’ll help find your audience and convert users into paying customers

A great idea is nothing without a considered business model. Work with us to build a strong brand and a strategic marketing plan that talks to your audience, communicates the benefits and persuades users to take action.

Strategic Thinking

Strategic Thinking

We’ll help you identify your users, understand their personas. From there, we’ll develop a digital marketing strategy which will generate raving fans and loyal customers.
Websites & Marketing

Websites & Marketing

A great app is nothing without the tools to promote it. We’ll help you design and develop a website landing page to attract investors and test early assumptions. Then we’ll help you develop a website which will rank on search engines and convert prospects into paying customers.
Data & Analytics

Data & Analytics

We take a ‘test and learn’ approach to everything that we do. From user testing initial designs to understanding user behavior on your app and promotional website. With data comes insight. And with great insight we can help you to incrementally improve and succeed.
Digital strategy and marketing: From £500 - £3,000/month Ex.VAT

Managing and scaling your investment

From enterprise hosting to reliable support; we've got you covered

Cloud hosting


Our hosting services offer performance, quality and control for startups.

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App Stores

We’ll make sure that your app gets onto app stores when you need it to.

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With our support you can talk to a human and resolve and issues quickly and simply, giving you peace of mind,



We'll ensure you're always running the latest software to remain compliant, secure and functional.

Ready to get started?

Whatever your startup idea, we can help you build your future. Get in touch with us today.

Need some advice?

Want to talk about your project and discuss how we can help you achieve your goals? Contact our digital strategy director Mark for a free consultation.

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