Tech for Bootstrapping SaaS Startups
Our intellectual property and proprietary software technology that we have developed specifically for SaaS businesses allows our team to partner with entrepreneurs and quickly and efficiently build out their pre-revenue ideas into successful businesses.
In our effort to foster the growth and development of both the startup community in Alaska and the adoption of the computer programming language of GO as an enterprise tool, we make the foundation of our IP and proprietary software tech publicly available as an open-source project.
With our startup studio partners, we use this open-source software and provide additional technology and guidance to help scale companies without necessarily needing large investments in software engineers and technology infrastructure.
In order to execute this strategy, we are committed to the development of the following:
Unique software technology to bootstrap SaaS applications
- Already implemented our SaaS coding toolkit in several SaaS businesses including: Keeni Space and Aurora.cam Aurora Forecast Alaska.
- Network effect on value of our software via continuous development as its implemented in each startup.
- Integrated with key business components for SaaS including billing subscriptions. See Keeni Space as example of SOP software pricing.
- Foundation of our software technology contributed to open-source project SaaS Startup Kit coded in Golang and made publicly available with the Apache 2.0 license via the non-profit Geeks Accelerator.
Mentoring to build tech internally
- Providing strategic leadership by stepping into and hiring for roles such as CTO and Engineering and Product leads.
- Investing internally in growing tech talent.
- Increasing enterprise value when people and technology are built using internal resources together.
We recognize the increased enterprise value that comes from building technology and engineering teams into strategic long-term assets. The most valuable companies have both strong technology capabilities and amazing teams that are capable of continuing to drive innovation.
What does our SaaS Startup Kit include?
Open-source project of Go code to bootstrap your software-as-a-service startup.
Our SaaS Startup Kit is a set of libraries and boilerplate code in Golang for building scalable SaaS applications. As a complete starter kit, the libraries and boilerplate can be used to build both a web app and REST API for your startup, which are the two main components of SaaS offerings. The Alaska Startup Studio partners with our non-profit Geeks Acceleratorto build and distribute this software as an open-source project under the Apache 2.0 license.
The goal of this project is to provide a proven approach for building new SaaS offerings in order to reduce the repetition that otherwise tends to be inherit in getting a new software service launched to production. With our toolkit, SaaS applications can easily be scaled and ready to onboard enterprise clients. The toolkit uses minimal dependencies, implements idiomatic code and follows Golang best practices.SaaS Startup Kit code Example SaaS Startup web app
64% of small and medium businesses now rely on cloud-based technology to drive growth and boost their productivity. And 88% of businesses say they are considering investing in new SaaS solutions in the next 2-3 years.
Opportunities for Innovation in SaaS
By building on top of new cloud-based infrastructure, embracing computing as a service, and leveraging open-source technologies, startups can focus on SaaS to drive business growth and increase productivity.
Streamlined Business Processes
Digitizing workflows with modern software is the foundation for process automation. Thriving businesses are removing human error from their operations and incorporating constant process improvement into their daily routines. See how Keeni.Space provides standard operating procedure software.
Half of small business owners use their smartphone as the primary device to run their business. One of the big opportunities for SaaS is to truly deliver a mobile experience that is in line with, or better than, the web app experience.
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Adaptive intelligence applications that, by design and definition, create continuously better and more personalized experiences for users because their AI and machine-learning components enable the apps to learn as they’re used.
If you are an entrepreneur or part of a startup team that loves Alaska and have a business idea or some custom software code that you want to turn into a successful SaaS business, let’s talk! Submit your idea to start the process of seeing whether we can partner together.Submit Your Idea