Build your tech startup with Volunteers

Build your tech startup by mixing paid talent with free talent from SkilledUp Life and delay premature founder equity dilution.

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Qualification

Please note SkilledUp Life is only available for tech startups who are building scalable digital products. SkilledUp Life is not available for software development companies, marketing agencies, digital transformation businesses, consultancies or any other service businesses. Please do not sign up if your company does not qualify as your account will be deleted and any fees you paid for the current month will be refunded.

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How it works

Built by Tech Founders with significant tech startup experience for Tech Founders.

Sign Up for a Company Account

Click on the top right to Sign Up. Make sure you select Company tab from the pop up.

Create a Company Profile

Make the company profile inspirational. Explain what you are building and status.

Publish Volunteer Opportunities

Follow template to post Opportunities. Make it compelling to grab Volunteer attention.

Manage via Dashboard

Use the Dashboard to manage Opportunities, shortlists and communicate with applicants.

Rockstar Pricing for Tech Startups

Simple monthly subscription plans to suit the level of equity investment.

Bootstrapped

£25 / per month
  • For bootstrapped tech startups
  • Raised less than £100,000 or $140,000

Angle Backed

£75 / per month
  • For Angel Funded tech startups
  • Raised over £100,000 or $140,000
  • Not raised over £1m or $1.4m funding

Venture Backed

£250 / per month
  • For Venture Backed tech startups
  • Seed or Series A
  • Established team with managers
  • Raised over £1m or $1.4 m investment
Volunteer Selection Process

Time to mix free talent with your paid talent to progress your tech startup to the next stage.

Publish Volunteer Opportunities

Make them compelling and inspirational. Follow the template given to attract the best Volunteers.

Shortlist Best-fit Volunteers

Be proactive and search for Volunteers that fit your free talent requirements.

Respond to Volunteers

It's important to respond to Volunteers as they apply. Make the Dashboard your friend.

Single Chat with Volunteers

Once you shortlisted Volunteers, make sure you have a chat with them before on-boarding.

Sign Volunteer Agreement

Ensure both parties sign a Volunteer Agreement before the project or task commences.

Customer Reviews

Robert Wakeling CEO Wadaro

SkilledUp Life is a great place for business and people to meet and collaboratively explore modern techniques for data analysis and exploration. The Volunteer gains access to company resources and learning. The company gains early insight into techniques that would have been explored at a later time.

It was really heartwarming to see the giving spirit of the Volunteers and I was flabbergasted by their enthusiasm. I have a few Volunteers helping me and the quality of work that has been produced in the past few weeks is just astounding. It has been an amazing experience working with these volunteers. Would definitely recommend this to anyone.

SkilledUp Life is a great place for business and people to meet and collaboratively explore modern techniques for data analysis and exploration. The Volunteer gains access to company resources and learning. The company gains early insight into techniques that would have been explored at a later time.
It was really heartwarming to see the giving spirit of the Volunteers and I was flabbergasted by their enthusiasm. I have a few Volunteers helping me and the quality of work that has been produced in the past few weeks is just astounding. It has been an amazing experience working with these volunteers. Would definitely recommend this to anyone.
Ram Raghavan
Founder & CEO, Compaira
Frequently Asked Questions

Do get in touch if our FAQs do not address any queries you may have.

No. Only tech startups who are building scalable digital products can benefit from SkilledUp Life. e.g. Deal Lite can as its developing a scalable digital product, but Techcelerate cannot, as its a service business. 

Service businesses including consultancies, agencies such as digital marketing, software development and digital transformation are not allowed on SkilledUp Life.

Qualifying tech startups can now sign up and create an account free of charge. Other than online chat, active support is only provided for paying customers.

When you are ready to publish Volunteer Opportunities, you would need to subscribe to the more appropriate pricing plan.

All three pricing plans offer the same benefits. Pricing plans are designed to suit the stage of the tech startup. The more investment you have secured, the higher the plan is. 

Yes. After the end of the current month, no further payments will be taken after you cancelled the subscription.

We do not offer refunds. You can always unsubscribe and no further payments will be taken.

Certainly not. Talent is completely free. Subscription is to publish Volunteer Opportunities, access Dashboard and get help when you need it.