Faq

Frequently asked questions about Dabble Lab

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What is Dabble Lab?

Dabble Lab is a technology research and development firm that provides on-demand and fractional R&D teams for hire. Our mission is to help accelerate innovation by making technology R&D practical for any size or type organization. Our focus is primarily on rapid technology prototyping, voice computing, intelligent bots, and business automation solutions. We blend the best of an in-house technology R&D firm with the benefits of working with independent professionals  to provide our clients with access to the best possible talent for projects requiring expertise in machine learning, voice recognition, natural language understanding, machine vision, and other emerging technologies.

What kind of clients does Dabble Lab work with?

Our clients are businesses of all sizes who need specialized technology professionals for rapid turn-around projects or on-going research and development initiatives.

How can Dabble Lab assist larger organizations?

Dabble Lab helps larger organizations by providing a “startup like” approach to accelerate innovation and early-stage product development. We make moving at the speed of a startup possible, no matter how large your organization is.

How does Dabble Lab work with individuals and startups?

Say you have an idea for a technology product like a mobile app, chatbot, or a smart device but you don’t have the time or the technical background to manage the product development. We act as your virtual CTO to find and manage a team to develop your idea for you.

What is a typical Dabble Lab project like?

Most often, the starting point is the development of a prototype or a minimally viable product (MVP) for market testing or as a proof of concept for raising capital or getting user/stakeholder feedback. These initial projects usually take 15-90 days to complete. In addition, to producing a prototype or MVP, this initial project also provides a clear picture of what it will take to develop a fully functional initial version.

Does Dabble Lab take equity?

Sometimes, but we don’t require any equity. However, we’re always interested in exploring equity opportunities where it’s good fit.

Do you have programmers on staff?

Yes. However, after developing the prototype or MVP, we can also work with your existing developers, manage freelance developers or recruit and hire on-staff developers for you, if that’s what you need.

How does Dabble Lab charge for services?

How we charge for our services depends on the project, but generally we have two models. For small fixed-scope projects (under 30-days with well defined objectives) we typically charge a flat, fixed-fee. These projects normally range from $5,000 – $15,000 and are billed 50% up-front and 50% on completion. For variable-scope (agile) or larger projects (over 30-days) we work on a fixed monthly budget. Monthly budgets for agile projects start at $2,500 / month.