Changing the way we research

Who We Are

Our backgrounds and interests lie in innovation; looking for interesting market opportunities, ideating concepts, validating solutions and building them. Out of necessity, we’re constantly looking for the best tools and brainstorming ways we can improve them. 

And, what started as our personal need grew and morphed into Bellini Slushie.

If you can't find it, build it!

We've run a lot of qualitative and quantitative research across Asia and the United States, so naturally we've used many different tools and services. Whenever we'd run surveys, we'd continue to identify problems and have questions like:

  • Why is searching for survey questions with responses I can use so difficult?
  • How can I best save the questions I'm writing for future reference?
  • Why are so many resources and products US centric?
  • Can I quickly translate this question to use it in another country?
  • How can I be confident my translation / wording is the right way to ask this in another country?
  • Why isn't there an easier way to program my survey?
  • Why isn't is so hard to make changes to my programmed survey?

As our list of issues with surveying grew, so did our idea and inspiration for the Bellini Slushie survey question bank.

If we can't find the solution to our problems, why not build it instead?

Small team, Big needs

We know what its like to work in extremely small teams that are resource strapped with both manpower and cash. We've had to be extremely scrappy with very minimal budgets, but we've also paid for services when we couldn't execute on our own.

Your work will always be important, no matter the resources at your disposable. That's why we believe in sharing resources and knowledge, and we know the value of a good product.

Iterate to Innovate

We're building Bellini Slushie in true innovation fashion: build our MVP and develop the product from there.

Constantly evaluate, iterate, and pivot if need be.

As of right now, we plan to develop in a few major stages:

Stage 1: Open-Source Question Database (MVP)

We'll provide the base and first few questions. Wikipedia style, users can come in and contribute to the database. Think of a better way to word something? Make an edit! Know how to properly translate this question for Vietnam? Hong Kong? Italy? Colombia? Add in the translation!

Stage 2: Better Search and Survey Design (TBD)

Search the database for the questions you need. Once you find them, tag and quickly export them to easily put together your survey.

Stage 3: Survey Programming (TBD)

Whether you're writing your survey in Word, Google Docs, Notion, Coda, Notes, or whatever app you use, we want to make it easy for you to program your survey. Need to make quick changes after you see it too? No problem.

Stage 4: ??

Lets see where the previous stages take us and go from there.