PromptWorks office in Philadelphia
Emily Lowing, software engineer at PromptWorks


They’re tuned into the project and act as part of our team. They help us achieve every goal that we set.

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We’re more than developers for hire – we’re part of your team

There are plenty of companies that offer “development for hire” services to startups. PromptWorks is more than that.

How? We literally integrate our team with yours. We encourage our clients and their developers to work out of our office so we can collaborate side-by-side. We’re connected to your vision of everything your product can be. We don’t have contract lock-ins, so we succeed when you succeed. We make sure your internal team is set up for long-term success. We write every line of code with an eye towards the future – ensuring that it’s easy to maintain and update.

Why? Because we believe the best software comes out of close collaboration and partnership. We’re in this with you for the long haul. We will do everything we can to make your product a smashing success.

Here are some of the services we’ve helped provide to funded startups:

  • Mobile App Development

    Develop brilliant mobile apps for iOS or Android, or add new features to existing apps.

  • Web Application Development

    Develop new web applications or add new features to existing web applications.

  • UI/UX Design

    Build an app your customers love to use with our UI / UX Design experts.

  • Lean Product Development

    Get your product to market faster and more successfully using our lean approach.

  • Rapid Prototyping

    Speed up the design process by test-driving working versions or your software early and providing feedback.

  • Technical Evaluations

    Build your own developer team for long-term success using our expertise in technical evaluation.

  • Inception

    Start your product right by refining your requirements, developing a strategy, and capturing stakeholders’ vision.

  • AWS Deployment

    Take full advantage of Amazon’s scalable cloud computing infrastructure for your startup.

  • MVP Development

    Validate product ideas and test hypotheses quickly with a “Minimum Viable Product” for your startup.

Greg Sterndale, co-founder of PromptWorks in Philadelphia, making an important point
Some PromptWorks employees and a laptop

Why PromptWorks?

We would recommend PromptWorks to anyone who is looking for a strong, well-organized development company.

We help startups grow faster, with less risk

As a growing startup, you could spend multiple months and thousands of dollars trying to recruit and hire the perfect software developers – writing job descriptions, sifting through hundreds of candidates, using highly-commissioned recruiters, and giving away large stashes of equity. And there’s still a risk you’ll hire the wrong talent.

You don’t have time for this, and you can’t afford to get it wrong.

At PromptWorks, we’re experts at helping funded startups and other new ventures bring their innovation to life efficiently & successfully.

We bring you the development resources you need to make real progress fast. You get a dedicated team of highly-vetted software experts bringing your ideas to life. And our proven agile process keeps your product on-track and investors happy.

We’ve helped these startups build their amazing products, and we can do the same for you:

Jason Garber, co-founder of PromptWorks, pairing with another engineer
Some software development books on the PromptWorks bookshelf
A close-up of a PromtWorks engineer working on their laptop


Modern Technologies to Power the Modern Startup

We’re experts in the technologies that growing startups rely on to build innovative products.

Our software developers have deep expertise in the following areas:

Emily Lowing and Dave Mox, software engineers at PromptWorks
Jason Garber, Mike Nicholaides, and Greg Sterndale, founders of PromptWorks, working at the whiteboard

Our Process

We’re With You Every Step of the Way

As a growing startup, the last thing you want is for your development shop to disappear for months on end while you wonder what is being done, or a shop that can’t adapt to the inevitable pivots and requirement changes that are an inherent part of the startup lifecycle.

That’s why we use an Agile process, which means we work closely with you in short, weekly sprints. We’ll be in constant communication, showing you new features as they are coded and getting your feedback. We test as we go and have developers working in pairs on every aspect of your code.

We’ll even help you grow your internal team with our technical evaluation services and team training. Because we’re in this with you for the long haul.

Discovery & Kickoff

We take the first few days to collaboratively plan and develop a strategy. We set up the codebase and test frameworks, and jointly generate a backlog of work for the upcoming phases.


Rather than disappearing for months while you wonder what's happening, we work in one or two week sprints, with your close collaboration and approval at every stage.


Our UI / UX Designers visualize user stories by creating wireframes, mockups, and prototypes.


Our Engineers implement the user stories and designs by building fully functioning code and automated tests.


Our team presents you with a working product, ready for you to test and validate before we iterate again.

Deployment & Handoff

We deploy your new production code to live traffic. Our engineers seamlessly hand off the project to your team, providing all the necessary training to make sure they have the resources needed to succeed.

Jason Garber, Mike Nicholaides, and Greg Sterndale, founders of PromptWorks, playing foosball
Some software development books on the PromptWorks bookshelf
Some PromptWorks employees and a laptop


Ready to grow your product?