Search for products
On pilootz everybody can become a pilot client or an early adopter. First, you need to find a product that you like and can be beneficial for you or your organisation. You can either use the search bar or the filters. Search for products
Become a pilot
Send a request to the owner of the product by clicking on Become a pilot and specify why you want to become a pilot client. You will be contacted by the startup and you can exchange contact details or you will just get a promo code for free usage. Learn more
Piloot a product
Each product is unique and pilootz gives the chance to both sides to communicate and agree on the terms of their deal. In most cases, the innovator will just give a promo code to the early adopter. In other cases, especially when it comes to B2B products, both sides can decide to sign a binding contract. Please note that pilootz acts only as a facilitator and does not carry any legal responsibility for agreements between innovators and pilot clients/early adopters.
Benefits for pilot clients and early adopters
Pilot clients and early adopters get rewarded by the innovator with a free access of the product for a time frame specified on the product page: 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 15 years or unlimited. By being part of the pilootz community they get:
- free access to new products, - information about innovative products and trends, - chance to speak directly with the founders of great products, - chance to get a customized product meeting best their needs.
Add a new product
Add a new product and keep in mind that this is your pitch to potential pilot clients and early adopters.
Here is some advice:- Describe your product with a few words in the listing title. E.g. "Netflix - Watch TV Shows Online"- Emphasise on the problems your product can solve in the detailed description- With the listing, you are offering free access to your product to pilot clients. Choose a realistic time frame (1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 15 years or unlimited). Keep in mind that unlimited free access attracts many more clients.- Be transparent and publish the requirements for pilot clients, e.g. B2B: company size, revenue, market; B2C: location, interests, etc.
If you already have happy pilot clients you can invite them to join pilootz and share their experience in the public discussion on your product page.Add a new product
Review by pilootz
Each new product is reviewed by pilootz before being approved. The review can take up to 3 business days. The following criteria should be considered:
- The product should be live and usable.- The product should not be free by default. - The product should be innovative.
If your product meets these criteria pilootz will approve the listing. Otherwise, we will give you feedback on how to improve the listing.
Matching and onboarding
Early adopters and pilot clients will start sending you requests on pilootz and you will receive email notifications. You need to answer their requests and onboard them if they are a good match. You should make sure that the free use of your product is taken into account in the implemented billing/payments system - you can use promo codes. Learn more
If you don't answer a request within 5 business days, pilootz reserves the right to deactivate your listing.
Benefits for innovators
The innovator passes the most critical phase of a startup with the help of the pilot clients. Innovators get:
- traction and validation of a product idea,
- feedback and ideas by the first clients,
- reference clients promoting the product,
- promotion by pilootz on social media and newsletters,
- exposure to investors (they are looking for early startups with traction).