I'm inquiring about the potential of contracting your services for a design and prototype of a product my colleagues and I are looking to develop. We are currently students at Harvard Business School working on the early stages of a new venture. Our company plans to develop collapsible, reusable water bottles (think a Nalgene that can be compressed for easy and convenient transport in a bag or purse). Our expertise lies in the business realm - consumer insights, marketing, sales, etc. - and so we are looking to outsource the design elements to a company like yours.
We are looking to have a working prototype in early April and would potentially like to launch the product in May. I'm not sure the scale of projects your firm typically works on, but is this something you would be interested in learning more about? If so, could you please send along a rough estimate of how much your services would cost and whether you think we are operating under a feasible timeline. Additionally, I would be happy to send along more info about my teammates and myself as well as our venture if you are interested.
Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you in advance for your consideration.
Skills: design, marketing, engineering