R&D experts leading strategy, design and process for early stage entrepreneurs and emerging brands.

Strategy Design and Process Experts

1appworks, is a team of US-based 312-513-4469 certified designers and forward thinking developers, focused on world-class product development, tuned to maximizing appeal to investors. Our principals are fellow entrepreneurs who have collectively raised hundreds of millions of dollars, and we put this experience to work for you.


Our passion to bring the new ideas and innovations to life is only surpassed by our attention to detail.

From your first call with us you’ll discover that our approach isn’t to ask “What do you need us to build?” but rather “How do we help you make it to your next milestone?”

We believe that the most critical part of development is Design – which is about solving problems effortlessly for the user, and we follow a collaborative process to create the magic. Along the way we help you anticipate challenges, and take deep dives on customer journeys. The result is deliverables geared towards generating maximum interest among early-stage investors.

1appworks provides product design and software development for emerging companies that can benefit from a business-oriented, consultative approach designed to win with both customers and investors.

We specialize in design, rapid prototyping and building MVPs, and we are experienced with mobile apps, web applications and digital platforms. 1appworks clients benefit from our experience working with major brands like MGM Resorts and New York Presbyterian Hospital.

What We Do

We view our engagements as partnerships. Working with us typically results in significant improvements to your pitch, and we have a deep network of investors and advisers who we can access on behalf of our clients. In select cases 1appworks will even put skin in the game by working for equity rather than solely cash compensation.

3 Pillars For Success


  • Research
  • Market / Concept Validation
  • Branding
  • Positioning
  • Service Design
  • Journey Mapping
  • Empathy Maps
  • Workshopping
  • Planning


  • UX / CX Design
  • UI Design and Specification
  • Hueristic Evaluations
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • User Testing
  • High Fidelity Prototyping
  • Visual Design
  • User Stories
  • Product Specifications


  • Architectural / Technical Design
  • Product / Project Execution
  • Project Management
  • Mobile App Development
  • Full Stack Development
  • Onboarding / Training
  • Optimization and Operations
  • In Life Support

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