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How to outsource the development of your tech product





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February 17, 2021 • 12PM EST

Why you should take this workshop

How do you know when to outsource your development? The IT outsourcing industry was valued at $556 Billion in 2020 and has become a truly global business; you’re just as likely to outsource work to Ukraine or Canada as you are to India or Brazil. It’s not just helpful for startups and non-tech firms. Major companies like Slack, GitHub, Alibaba, and WhatsApp, have successfully leveraged the benefits of outsourcing development in their initial days to reach their current heights of success. While outsourcing development has its set of benefits, it can quickly turn out to be detrimental to the business goals if it isn’t set up and managed in an organized manner. Join IFundWomen and startup tech advisor, Nelly Yusupova, for this in-depth workshop about outsourcing your development. In this workshop, you will learn best practices for working with an outsourced team and how to define your MVP properly so your project stays on time and on budget. 


  • 45 minutes of expert course instruction; 15 minutes of open Q&A
  • A tipsheet of best practices for working with an outsourced firm
  • A list of resources to help you find outsourced firms
  • Access to the live replay in the IFundWomen workshop library*

*Must have an IFundWomen Coaching Plan in order to access the library.

You will learn

  • How to test your idea before engaging a development firm
  • How to structure your relationship with an outsourced firm
  • How to define your MVP and product requirements
  • How to keep your project on time and on budget

Course lessons


Finding a Tech Founder/CTO

Learn why in the early days of your startup it will be hard to find a tech co-founder/CTO and why you need to earn a technical co-founder/CTO.

All About Outsourcing

Learn what outsourcing is, why it can be beneficial for your business, and why it gets a bad rap amongst early stage founders. 

Step 1: Test your ideas

Learn two money saving skills you should have to test ideas without engaging a developer!

Step 2: Finding and vetting a firm

Learn how to find and vet a development firm to make sure you have the best firm for your project.

Step 3: Define your MVP

Simply reducing the number of features that you launch with from 20 to 4 is not enough. Learn how to define your MVP properly to reduce the cost and time of development.

Step 4: Structuring your relationship & project management

Learn the importance of a good process, the 3 approaches to outsourcing, and how to structure the outsourcing relationships.

About the coach

Nelly Yusupova is a CTO, with over 18 years experience, leading companies to technical excellence. She is a start-up tech advisor, outsourced CTO, and the creator of TechSpeak for Entrepreneurs.

Nelly is on a mission to help entrepreneurs minimize technology mistakes and through her online masterclass TechSpeak for Entrepreneurs, she provides the roadmap to successfully manage technology teams and projects.

Just recently included in Fast Company’s, “League of Extraordinary Women”, Nelly has been at the forefront of the women’ s movement online since 1999 and is a Wall Street Journal’s “Woman on the IT Fast Track”.

Nelly is a speaker and presenter for many organizations and major industries events including: Women’s Enterprise Center, NY Entrepreneurs Business Network, Small Business Summit, BlogHer, Social Media Jungle, Mom 2.0, BlogWorld, and has been featured in INC Magazine, NBC Today Show, Fast Company Magazine,, O’Reilly, SmartMoney, SmallBiz, TechRepublic, Women’s Radio.

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