Founder & CEO Bridge Global; founder Ekipa.co. Experienced Entrepreneur. Passionate about launching ventures, agile/scrum and globally distributed software engineering.
Hugo Messer has been building and managing teams around the world for over 8 years. His passion is to enable people that are spread across cultures, geography and time zones to cooperate. Whether it’s offshoring or nearshoring, he knows what it takes to make a global collaboration work.
His company Bridge, builds dedicated software teams for software product companies and IT departments of larger organisations. Bridge has offices in Ukraine and India.
Hugo has published several books about offshoring: http://bridge-outsourcing.nl/the-art-of-managing-remote-teams. He also shares his knowledge on the Bridge blog http://bridge-outsourcing.com/
Small budgets are always a challenge if you want to hire a firm to do the project. Maybe hiring a freelancer or small firm through Upwork can help? There are small firms operating at low rates there. You could also check out ekipa.co, where we have vetted teams from all over the world (but most operating in the mid market, not small budgets).