Running a tech company is hard. We can help.

You don't have time to figure out your engineering team. Deadlines are passing and features aren't getting delivered. And the competition is creeping closer. Can you afford to wait?

Upspark is a team of tech leaders driven to help CEOs keep momentum and grow their companies.

Our tech leadership has made a reputation for creating teams and delivering software for companies like FreshBooks, Bitstrips and PagerDuty. Today we bring that same hands-on leadership to work with you and your team right in your office. We go beyond just consulting by working directly with you and your team to make a big impact on your current output while helping you navigate what lies ahead.

The Upspark Way

Get your vision right

We help you connect the dots between your strategy and development.

Get your team on board

Communicate with the same language, motivate your tech team and optimize your internal process for increased results.

Go beyond your next sprint

Smart plans that turn your tech teams into professional, consistent, and reliable engines of production for the long-term.

Hiring Your First Manager

There are many milestones in the life of a startup, but the first time you think, “Maybe we need to hire someone to manage this team,” is a defining moment for your company. The stakes are higher for a manager, much higher than with an individual contributor, because they’re going to be leading a whole […]

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Shrink The Timebox

The worst time to find out a project is not going to ship on time is at the very last minute when it’s supposed to. At that point, there’s very little you can do to save the project. This may sound obvious, but to avoid getting yourself in that corner takes skill and discipline. You […]

When Your Rockstar Loses the Tune

At a growing startup we once worked at, there was guy who’d been amazing, been with the company since the earliest days, but who had somehow “lost the tune”. We’ll call him Rocky. Rocky had done a bit of everything, from programming to sales to customer support to graphic design. He’d been one of the […]

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