An app to boost bootstrapping by video pitching ideas to a community to get early honest feedback.


Bootstrapping business ideas lacks a tool to get an objective feedback before investing time to set up a landing page and spending money to buy online ads to get traffic. This could be remedied by an app that helps you record and distribute a video pitch to a community to get imparial feedback fast. This could be augmented with the option to get small donations (crowdfunding style on a small scale) to get the magical first buck fast, which would boost motivation to keep bootstrapping.

In summary, what is your “Made on Coboat” project idea (max. 3 sentences)?

An app that helps founders to bootstrap a business idea. To get feedback before investing time and money into a landing page and to get a motivation boost early on.

How much of your project can you realistically achieve in 100 days if you will get the chance to stay on the Coboat?

Building the app? Not a problem. Building the community will be the trick. Being on the CoBoat for 100 days with lots of other digital nomads to spread to word would give me a leg up.

Will you complete this project on your own, or will you be working with a together with a team?

Development and building will be my main task, but there will be people supporting me with marketing to build a community.

Why should your project be chosen?

It would help the CoBoat with their goal of helping people build their businesses.

What does this project mean to you?

It would be the first thing I start on my own, so it will mean a lot of challenges for me. Not even a year ago I NEVER thought I'd open up my own business. Now I'm here, so this is extremely exciting for me.

Why do you want to do this project?

I simply like to help people. EllyPitch is something I could give back to the awesome community of digital nomads and bootstrappers, who welcomed me so warmly.

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Please tell us a bit about yourself and your professional background. How do you fit into a team? What have you done before within the field of your idea?

I'm an IT-guy, but I like design aswell, even though I'm not really good at it yet and I'm also fascinated by the topic of UX. I worked in web- and app-development before I became freelancer in this field earlier this year, so I know how to build my project. Unlike a few of my colleagues in my field I like people and I like communication, even though it can get difficult from time to time with different cultures in the pot. So even though I'm a coder, I'm easy to talk to ;)