Ship your first software product with experience, not stress.

Work side-by-side with a seasoned mentor, using time-saving tools and helpful resources to speed up the development and release of your first customer-facing product.

Building your product with Pup.
  • Meteor
  • JavaScript
  • React

Build your product on a solid, always-improving foundation.

We’ll build your product using our carefully crafted and well-maintained boilerplate, Pup, saving you time debating over technology choices and implementing common features like user accounts, routing, and connecting to a database. It’s open-source and MIT licensed so we can tweak it to your heart’s content!

Pup is built with the Meteor JavaScript platform (v1.6+) and React.

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Follow a simple, productive process toward shipping.

Don't lose focus. Keep track of everything using an easy-to-grok issue tracker and Git branching strategy.

  • Features

    The stuff your customers need that we'll add to your product.

  • Bugs

    Fussy blips and gotchas we'll need to fix in your product.

  • Refactors

    Spots where we can improve the code in your product.

  • Chores

    Work related to your product, but not necessarily code.

Example issue tracking.

Check in weekly with your mentor.

Meet with your mentor for two hours each week to get help with tricky code, get any questions answered, and keep yourself accountable to shipping.

Check in weekly with your mentor.

Is Clever Beagle a good fit for me?

Perhaps. Here's how we look at it:

We're NOT a good fit if...

  • You're just starting out as a developer and haven't wrapped your head around HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • You want to use a platform or language other than Meteor and JavaScript.
  • You want to bring along existing code that's not based on Pup.
  • You don't want to learn or use React to build your product's user interface.
  • You're not dedicated to meeting with a mentor weekly. This is the Nerd Corps, soldier.
  • You'd already consider yourself a pro and just want an excuse to flex your ego on "lesser beings."
  • You expect our mentorship to turn you into a gozillionaire.

We're a good fit if...

  • You understand HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and have an idea, but don't know where to start.
  • You want to build your own software, but don't want to waste time on trial-and-error.
  • You work best from example code and don't want to start from absolute scratch.
  • You want a trusted advisor on hand to help you through the trouble spots and share wisdom.
  • You'd like to get your product into customer's hands with as little stress as possible.
  • You're willing and excited to invest your time learning how to craft a product (it's not easy).

Bootstrapper-friendly pricing.

Building a business ain't cheap, so we've priced our mentorship to fit a modest budget. Coupled with Pup, it's a no-brainer.

Monthly Subscription


Average cost/time to ship ~$2,097-$4,194 (3-6 months depending on skillset)

Each month you'll get access to 8 hours of mentorship, our easy-to-use issue tracker, free upgrades to Pup, and subscriber-only resources.

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Trusted by developers around the world

What customers say about Clever Beagle:

Damoon Azarpazhooh

I have been working with Ryan on a couple of projects, and I must say he is an exceptional and attentive teacher, great coder and above them all, a wonderful person!

Pup gave me the structure I needed to organize my apps efficiently, and it cut my development time drastically. If you are a beginner, you would learn almost everything you need to learn about Meteor by going through Pup and figuring out how it is built.

— Damoon Azarpazhooh
Thomas Tsai

I had a project where I wanted to learn React and actually accomplish something at the same time. Although it was possible for me to figure most things out on my own, having Ryan share his experience allowed me to figure things out in 10% of the time. He’s been great at explaining concepts and has been very professional. I definitely recommend the service.

— Thomas Tsai
Richard van Wingerden

Having two-hour mentorship sessions with Ryan on a weekly basis got me a couple of things. First, I got a peace of mind. Because of his experience and approach, I knew we would get the work done. Next, it increased my learning process of Meteor and React, big time. With great enthusiasm, patience and humor Ryan shares his knowledge. Last but not least, I got a great looking software product, ready to go live.

So, for everyone who is up to do the same thing: don’t hesitate, take this mentoring service.

— Richard van Wingerden

You may be wondering...

Quick answers to questions we get (or expect to get) often.

Ready to ship?

When you sign up, we'll set up a fresh copy of Pup for you and get your first appointment on the calendar. You'll also be able to start jotting down issues.

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