Ideas to Reality

Are you an engineer, programmer, guru, or intelligent, and awesome person with great ideas? Do you want to start your own crowd-funded project but lack the precision, detail and finish of all those successful projects out there? With Startr Project we are here to help you get off the ground with a successful design and launch your campaign on Crowd Supply, Kickstarter or IndieGoGo.

Who we are

The Startr Project is brought to you by The Federal, an industrial design firm in Ottawa, Canada. We are industrial designers and we want to help bring ideas to life. We want to make sure your products not only function as you intend them to, but that they work and fit well with users and are intuitive, ergonomic and visually appealing.

We launched Startr Project specifically to target those going after funding campaigns. It's not for big corporations; its for the small guys and gals who have amazing ideas and want to make them happen.





Our Offer

Do you want to start your own Crowd Supply, Kickstarter or IndieGoGo campaign? Do you have an idea, a mock up but need help with the next steps?


With any product or service, being poorly designed, engineered or thought out can easily kill the greatest of ideas and innovations.

We are industrial designers and we are here to help.

We understand you’re a small business. Heck, maybe you’re just one guy or gal in their basement.
Startup costs can be huge, but we’re here to ease some of the pain and help your journey up the mountain.

For those who meet our requirements, we can help you get your projects on their feet and presentable. We only charge a small upfront fee, starting at just $800. We’ll help you design your product and bring it to a refined level where you can prototype it and kick off your campaign.

We’ll also help you understand your costs, suggest manufacturers or manufacturing sources and help guide you to a funding goal.

Discover the Idea

You've got an idea. You've proven it works with some crude, rough mockups. That's great! But it still doesn't look like a finished product, right?

Concept Development

Here's where we come in. We'll sit down with you, develop a wide range of visual concepts, and work through iterations to give you a well designed and styled product. We'll rough the concept in 3D and help you prep files for a visual appearance model. You get all of this starting at just $800 for those who meet our criteria.

Project Guidance

Based on the chosen concept direction we'll help you understand what it actually takes to make it a reality, including lead times, material costs, mold costs, etc. You'll want to avoid surprises and understand the process and challenges in producing a product so that you can be fully prepared.

Develop and Manufacture

If you choose, you can hire us on and we'll be right alongside you for the whole journey. We'll help you develop your product completely, from our initial concept through to working with the manufacturer to make it a reality.





Next Steps

Life During and After Crowd Funding

As mentioned, if you choose, we can be right there alongside you for the life of the project. Prior to initiating your campaign, we can offer you a quote so you'll have a better understanding of the costs required to develop the product.


If you choose to take our concepts and develop them yourself or take them elsewhere, that's fine with us! As long as it ends up going towards a crowd sourced funding platform we're still happy because it's encouraging everyone to get out there and develop new ideas.

Development Services

We've developed many products over the years and we have Mechanical Engineers on staff to help with all of the development process on your project. If your project uses or requires unique development we'll find the right person to make it happen.

Manufacturing Support

We can be there right along side you, communicating with the manufacturers, sending the required documents, reviewing tooling, analyzing parts and providing feedback. We'll be right there to help make the product a success.





Contact Details

Feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions or would like to take advantage of our offer. We're open to talking about any project, big or small. We are currently located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. If you're in the area, we'd love to sit down and talk with you.

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