Sprints slow you down

To speed you up — building the right thing.

Remember, the tortoise won the race.

You see, sprints aren't about speed. They're about velocity...real progress. The kind that gets you unstuck and boosts creative confidence.

Hi, Charbel and Ryan here. We facilitate design sprints for teams and launch our own products too.

Past sprints: LinkedIn (launched sales career navigator), Vital Strategies (launched PreventEpidemics.org), SoundHound (launched Hound How-To). And that's just scratching the surface.

Smart companies hire us to spark innovation and avoid costly decisions building the wrong thing.

We define, sketch, prototype, and validate real business solutions with your cross-functional team in just 4 days. This isn't some workshop on a fake project. Or presentations from a bloated team of consultants.

It's a proven framework that compresses months of work into days. And because it's focused on your team validating real prototypes with real customers for a real business challenge, you'll never pay us for bloated hours and generic advice.

Steve Jobs said, "Real artists ship."

We help you ship real results. If you're looking for a partner who can help you go from idea to impact, unleash innovation in your people, or break decision deadlock, it's time we sprint together.

For everyone else, you're free to go with someone who just wants to ideate in circles.

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Partners in time

We believe time is precious. Yours and ours. That's why there's no "B-Team" here. You work directly with us and our trusted partners.

We're Charbel (pronounced "SHAR-ble") and Ryan (pronounced "Ryan"). And we love what we do:

Enable others to joyfully provide for themselves and their families through dignified work.

It brings us joy. And we need more joy in the world.

Our first collab was a project we called Ship Version Zero — launch an idea a day without features, frills, or fuss. Three years later we turned that into Sprintwell, using Google Ventures-inspired design sprints to help teams innovate faster and launch our own products too.

Our experiences at Google, LinkedIn, Yahoo, Degreed, Stanford, and BYU, while mentoring at the Stanford d.school, 500 Startups, and General Assembly, means you can trust we walk the walk.

Sprint with us

How does a design sprint work?

Sketch, prototype, and test a real solution with five potential customers in under a week.

Map & Sketch

Outcome: Team alignment on the challenge and long-term goal, key insights from experts, a user journey map, and a variety of potential solution sketches.

Decide

Outcome: A clearly defined storyboard and blueprint of a prototype the team will create without wasting time in endless debate.

Prototype

Outcome: A realistic prototype ready to share with real potential customers. We go for the Goldilocks effect: Just enough to learn and nothing more.

Test

Outcome: Notes, insights, and observations from 5 real potential customers and an actionable gameplan to make progress after the design sprint.

Resolve prevents epidemics

It takes just 36 hours for an infectious disease to spread around the world.

Dr. Tom Frieden — former Director of the CDC — and the Resolve team sprinted with us to prototype the first website showing how prepared countries are for epidemics. PreventEpidemics.org gives people tools to prevent the spread within countries and beyond.

Make your mark
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SoundHound turns sound into meaning

SoundHound needed to scale customer support and wondered what might happen if they got personal.

In a single day, we prototyped the first episode of Hound How-To. SoundHound went on to also launch Taking It to the Next Level series. In a year, the team published 20 more videos gaining 150K combined YouTube views and a reduction in customer support tickets.

Reach your customers

Indigo helps farmers feed the planet

What if you could harness nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet? That's what Indigo does.

The team wondered how to enhance communication between growers and agronomists. During the sprint, they discovered a key insight that helped prototype the right features to add to their platform.

Build the right product
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Springs Global turns dreams into reality

A textile leader for half a century, Springs Global creates and markets home bedding experiences.

Before making a major change to their South American retail experience, the team in Brazil validated whether or not mobile technology would enhance the in-store customer experience. This mega-sprint with four simultaneous teams and four prototypes in just two days led to a new mobile experience literally in the hands of the store associates and a more personal customer experience.

Validate before you invest

Trusted for results

From mission-driven startups to the former head of the CDC,
we love helping the community through design sprint facilitation, workshops, and mentorship.

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Sprint, don't crawl, to your next breakthrough.

If you're ready to sprint instead of wasting time, money, and resources, let's talk.