As platforms like WeFunder and hundreds of others launch to provide startup businesses with funding, *Design Your Startup* was created to bridge the gap between an idea and startup—especially for entrepreneurs outside the US.
Design Your Startup is a new service company founded by Hungarian-born entrepreneur Janos Nemeth. The Miami-based company aims to take startup ideas from around the world and build them into market-viable US businesses. The company hopes to connect these businesses with US funding and only gets paid if and when the company does secure funding via crowdfunding, venture capital or other forms of business finance.
“Every time I travel internationally, I come across brilliant individuals with really innovative ideas, but they have no idea where or how to introduce that idea to the US market,” says Nemeth. “The concept of putting borders on ideas that can lead to job creation seems dated and people are beginning to catch on.”
The goal at DYS is simple: give people with extraordinary ideas access to the resources they need to create exceptional companies here in the US—ultimately creating local US jobs.
DYS does not take equity in the companies it services. Instead, they take a variable percentage of funding successfully raised after they have provided services. DYS screens applicants and chooses those that they are certain will find that funding. Their site cites an 8.9% charge, but they are clear that the percentage is fluid and depends on the startup.
They already claim 8 clients. More information and client success stories can be seen on the DYS web site.