Dave Williams

I turn ideas into products

Zero to Startup in 10 weeks

I'm running an experiment - I'm going to try to go from nothing but an idea to a product with paying customers in 10 weeks, whilst following YC's Startup School program. I'm blogging the whole process.

Blog posts

Open source

react-frontload [300 ⭑ on Github] - Async data loading for React components, on client & server
VS Code [82k ⭑ on Github] - Improved integration with @FlowType tooling
Reach Router [5.7k ⭑ on Github] - Made query params available in location on server render


If you have a project that you need fast, high quality execution on, I'm available for freelance Engineering work.

I have a wide variety and depth of web product engineering experience, across frontend and backend. Chances are if you need it done, I've done it before and can help you.

Examples of projects I can deliver for you

  • Build your product MVP from scratch
  • New features for your existing product
  • Analytics
  • CI/CD pipelines
  • Automated tests
  • Migration to containers / kubernetes

I work remotely, and bill by the day. My rate depends on the specifics of the project. I deliver work to an extremely high bar of quality and pride myself on great communication skills, and will gladly supply references from my previous clients to validate this.

Please contact me with your proposal and I'll respond quickly with a straightforward quote.


Do you have a product idea but no technical cofounder, and need advice on how to get it built? I can help you.

I've built ideas into MVPs and hired technical teams around them at two seed-stage startups. I can help you do it too. I can tell you how to build what you want, who to hire for your technical team, and how to go from nothing to launching your MVP.

Contact me and describe your idea, current status and what you'd like me to help with. I will respond quickly with my rates. If you only need a meeting for advice & strategy, I can bill by the hour. For longer projects I am open to cash/equity splits for payment under the right circumstances.

Contact me

My email is

I'm based in Manchester, UK. If you're here and want to meet for a coffee and talk about tech, get in touch!

Please feel free to email me about anything that I've put out on the web that you'd like to discuss.

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