Friday, 14 November 2014

GREAT Collection of Great STARTUP TOOLs from Steve Blank

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Startup Tools

1. Startup Tools Click Here

2. Lean LaunchPad Videos Click Here

3. Founding/Running a Startup Advice Click Here

4. Market Research Click Here

5. Life Science Click Here

6. China Market Click Here

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Startup Tools

Getting Started

Lists of Tools from Others

Groups

Find a Co-Founder

Developer Bootcamps

Tools from Steve: Lean Startup/Business Model Canvas/Customer Development Tools

  • Founders Workbook - A Checklist for the Startup Owners Manual
  • Over 500 presentations and videos (mine and my students class finals) on Slideshare
  • Harvard Business Review article on Lean here
  • My free online Lean LaunchPad class on Udacity is here.
    • All the Lectures and their subtitles can be download for free here. Creative Commons license applies.
  • I also share all my syllabi, student presentations and my class lectures slides as well.
  • Educators Training Guide is here
  • Course for Educators is here
  • Teachable moments videos for the Lean Launchpad class here
  • How do Customer Discovery videos here
  • How to do Customer Discovery workbook here
  • Sample Lean LaunchPad Lecture slides and suggested syllabus here
  • Latest presentations posted click here
  • Latest student videos posted here
  • National Science Foundation presentations here
  • Stanford presentations, lectures and syllabus here
  • Berkeley presentations, lectures and syllabus here
  • Columbia 5-day presentations, lectures and syllabus here
  • Caltech 5-day presentations, lectures and syllabus here
  • Business Model Competition slides here
  • Some general customer development slides click here
  • National Science Foundation I-Corps presentations, lectures and syllabus click here
  • National Science Foundation/NCIIA I-Corps Faculty toolkit is here
  • LaunchPad Central - the standard for Bus Model Canvas/Customer Development progress for companies/incubators/accelerators
Business Model Canvas
Customer Development
Social Entrepreneurship / Non-Profits

Customer Discovery Checklist

Introduction

Before Leaving the Building

Outside the Building

Returning to the Building

How to Do Customer Discovery Interviews

Founder Stories

Website Domain Names

Create Websites Automagically

“How Big is the Market?” Tools

“How Do I Contact Customers?” Tools

  • LinkedIn Alumni – awesome way to contact school alumni
  • Data.Com – find business connections
  • RelateIQ – relationship intelligence
  • Rapportive – find Linkedin profies inside of Gmail
  • Vibe – get info about email contacts
  • Connect6 – Chrome extension for people discovery
  • Hoovers – phone and email contacts for sale
  • Harrisinfo - sales leads for sale
  • InfoUSA – email lists for sale
  • ThomasNet – find any company

Surveys

Product Launch Tools/Landing Pages

  • Great Landing Page Tutorial – ConversionXL
  • LaunchRock - Create a viral “coming soon” landing page
  • LaunchSoon – create a coming soon landing page
  • Prefinery- Beta and Launch Mgmt software
  • LaunchEffect – WordPress Landing pages for viral launches
  • Ooomf – iPhone app store build/push/launch
  • Unbounce - create, publish & test promotion specific landing pages
  • Instapage - create a free landing page
  • KickoffLabs -product landing pages
  • LaunchGator – create a viral landing page
  • Atmio - mobile landing pages
  • Lander - create a landing page in minutes
  • Ion - create landing pages that convert
  • Clickthroo – landing pages with split-test, segment, personalization

Product Demo Videos

Screencasting Software

On-Line Advertising Platforms (SEO)

Traditional Media

Social Media Advertising

  • Atlas – Facebook’s cross platform solution
  • Adaptly – twitter and facebook advertising platform
  • MarinSoftware – online advertising platform
  • Adroll – retargeting and display advertising
  • Kenshoo – predictive marketing
  • Adstage – manage google, bing, facebook, twitter & linked in Ads

Search Engine Optimization and Tools

SEO and Analytics Tutorials

Web/Social Customer Analytics Tools

  • Google Analytics – web analytics and optimizer from the borg
  • Kissmetrics– actionable analytics
  • QuantcastMeasure - measure reach, traffic, frequency, demographics, interests/lifestyle, etc
  • Comscore – ad agency/enterprise analytics
  • AdobeAnalytics – ex Omniture
  • Amazon Analytics - cross–platform mobile analytics reporting service for your app or game
  • FacebookDomainInsights - provides developers and Page owners with metrics about their content
  • HeapAnalytics - captures user action Clicks, taps, swipes, form submissions, page views and lets you measure it
  • GetClicky – real-time web analytics
  • Swix – analytics for social media and online
  • Leadlander – marketing automation analytics
  • Segment.io – analytics API
  • Wordtracker – find the best keywords and links
  • Serpico – monitor your competition, backlinks & rankings
  • WhatRunsWhere - locate and assess competitors ads and copy
  • Chart.io - easy analytics for business data
  • Mixpanel– real-time event tracking
  • DigMyData – analytics dashboard for sales, email, social and ad marketing
  • Crazyegg– visualize analytics
  • MozAnalytics – measure all your inbound marketing
  • Mint – site analytics
  • Piwik – open source web analytics
  • Visistat – web analytics measure marketing campaigns
  • Webtrends – analytics and segments
  • Chartbeat – website analytics for doers
  • Kontagent – user analytics for the social and mobile web
  • Forsee – web, mobile, social, contact center analytics
  • Woopra – real time customer and visitor analytics
  • StatsMix – track and display internal & web metrics
  • Keylines – amazing email visualization tool (Palantir for the rest of us)
  • Ducksboard – very cool way to measure any online metrics
  • Cyfe – monitor social media, analytics, marketing, sales, support
  • Mention – media and social monitoring
  • Geckoboard – widget-driven business dashboard
  • Grappster – dashboard for your cloud apps
  • Leftronic – dashboard for real-time analytics
  • Ubiq -data into dashboards
  • PirateMetrics – track acquisition, activation, retention, referral, and revenue
  • Recon.io – Twitter brand monitoring
  • WhosTalkin - Social Media Search tool
  • Diffbot – identify and extract from any web page (stealth search engine!)
  • Kumu – track, visualize and leverage relationships

SEO for Mobile Apps

Mobile App Store Customer Analytics / Ad Platform

mobile marketing

Mobile App Location / Ad Platform / Misc

  • Placed – location based analytics for mobile apps & websites
  • Burstly – mobile app monetization tools
  • Yozio – campaign tracking & viral optimization for mobile apps
  • Tapjoy - mobile app turnkey ad platform
  • Appbackr - market, sell and distribute your apps
  • Chartboost – make money with mobile games
  • Playtomic - game analytics for all platforms
  • Google AdMob – monitize and promote your mobile games
  • Vungle – integrate video ads into your apps

content marketing toolsOnline Marketing Suites

  • HubSpot - online marketing and web analytics system
  • Eloqua – marketing automation
  • Pardot – marketing automation for multi-touch sales
  • Silverpop – end to end marketing automation
  • HipCricket – mobile marketing platform
  • Performable – personable web analytics/lifecycle marketing
  • Custora – customer retention, churn reduction, lifetime value
  • Zoho – free/cheap web customer relationship mgmt software
  • Highrise – small business CRM
  • Pipedrive – sales pipeline management
  • Zferral – affiliate and referral marketing on the web
  • Genoo – marketing automation software
  • Act-on - marketing automation suite
  • HootSuite – social media dashboard
  • Wishpond – social media marketing
  • Intercom – CRM and web messaging tool for web apps
  • Salestrakr – low cost CRM
  • OntraPort – small business CRM, email management, list segmentation, marketing automation, billing, easy website building
  • InviteBox – referral program platform
  • Crowdtap - Influencer Marketing platform

Content Marketing Tools

  • ScoopIt - publishing by curation
  • Roojoom - turn content into leads
  • SnapApp – Content Marketing platform

GrowthHacking

Social Monitoring

Email Marketing/Blasting

Transactional Email

Email Testing

  • Litmus - email previews and email analytics

Social Acquisition

  • Woobox – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social sweepstakes and coupons

Gamification

  • Bunchball – gamification for user engagement and loyalty
  • Hoopla – motivate employees, increase sales productivity
  • Badgeville – gamification platform
  • Gigya – social plugins, gamification

Loyalty Programs

Collaboration

  • Dropbox – free store, sync, and, share files online.
    • Tresorit – secure dropbox alternative
  • Box – online file sharing
  • Hipchat – private group chat & IM for business and teams
  • Yammer - private social network for companies
  • Google Apps – Email, Chat, Docs
  • LibreOffice – free wordprocessor, spreadsheet, drawing, presentation, pdf maker and database office suite
  • Skype- free voice and video communication tool
  • Fuzebox – web/mobile online conferencing
  • UberConference - online conference with visual icons
  • Typewithme – document collaboration tool
  • Google Hangouts – Googles uber Skyoe
  • Evernote - remember everything
  • Campfire – team collaboration
  • RealTimeBoard - online whiteboard & collaboration tool
  • Wikispaces – wikis for everyone
  • Slideshare – share Powerpoints and docs with customers
  • Join.me – free screen sharing
  • Ning – Create your own social network
  • Doodle – online group scheduling
  • Freeconferencecall.com – Free conference calls – awesome!
  • Speek – easy to setup conference calls, file sharing
  • Syncpad – real time mobile collaborative whiteboard
  • Piktochart – make infographics

On-line Q&A Communities

Blogging Platforms

  • WordPress- king of blogging platforms…doubles as startup website
  • Tumblr – another blogging platform
  • Disqus – Comments Platform
  • Livefrye – alternate to Disqus

Wireframing Tools

Markdown - text to HTML Text Style editor

  • Markdown - John Gruber’s original markdown syntax
  • Mastering Markdown -  github
  • CommonMark – strongly specified, highly compatible implementation of Markdown
  • BabelMark2 - tool for comparing the output of various implementations of John Gruber’s markdown syntax
  • MDtest – Michael Fortin’s test suite for Markdown implementations
  • Mou - markdown editor for Mac
  • Markdown editors for Windows
  • Marked - provides a preview of your Markdown as you work in a text editor
  • Dillinger - free online markdown editor that syncs with Dropbox, Google Drive and Github.

Web Drawing Libraries

  • Paperjs - vector graphics scripting framework runs on HTML5 Canvas
  • Raphael – vector graphics JavaScript library – best for older browsers
  • Processingjs - vector graphics scripting framework runs on HTML5 Canvas
  • Verb -Javascript CAD Library for manipulating NURB surfaces on the web

Website Usability Testing/Heatmaps/Mouse Tracking

  • Usertesting – $39 live users testing your site – cheap
  • ProdThink - test a feature before you code it
  • YouEye – usability testing with webcam eye tracking
  • Validately – Test a feature before you write code
  • LuckyOrange – affordable usability testing, heat maps, polls, visitor map
  • Experimently – heat maps, A/B testing experiments
  • SessionCam – session replay, heat maps, conversion funnels
  • FiveSecondTest – fine-tune landing pages
  • TryMyUI- watch videos of users using your site
  • FeedbackArmy - $20 website usability testing
  • WhatUsersDo - UK live usability testing
  • Clicktale – watch live clicks and browsing, optimize usability
  • Usabilla – Micro usability tests
  • OptimalWorkshop – tool suite for remote user research
  • Clickheat – heat map of a website (where do users click)
  • Mouseflow – attention heatmaps, mouse tracking and video playback
  • Clixpy – tracks users clicks and browsing
  • Openhallway – lets you remotely record user test scenarios
  • InspectLet – Usability testing/Heat Maps and screen capture
  • UsabilityTools – discover user needs, increase conversion rates
  • Criticue.com – web designers get free feedback about their designs
  • LookTracker – eye tracking maps

Mobile Usability Testing/Heatmaps/Build Tools

  • Amazon Mobile SDK- build mobile apps, mobile-optimized connectors to AWS data streaming, storage and database services
  • HeatData – heatmaps for Mobile website
  • Heatma.ps - Heatmaps for IOS apps
  • Clutch.io - A/B testing for Mobile Apps
  • Taplytics – A/B testing on IOS without app store updates
  • TestFlight - IOS beta testing on the fly
  • Elusivestars - mobile app testing for developers
  • Testin - cross platform automated app testing solutions
  • Pusher - hosted API for realtime mobile/web apps
  • Corona - mobile development platform
  • PerfectoMobile - mobile app testing
  • MobiReady - testing tool evaluates website mobile-readiness
  • Compuware - test your website for “mobile ready”
  • Rigor - test/monitor performance of mobile apps/websites
  • W3C Mobile OK - test your website for mobile
  • Google Page Speed - test your mobile speed
  • AppMockUpTools – iPhone App Mockups
  • Bugclipper - plug n play bug reporting library  capture screen shots, highlight issues & record screen activity
  • Appery – Cloud-based HTML5, jQuery Mobile & Hybrid Mobile App Builder for Android, iOS and Windows Phone

Website A/B and Landing Page Testing

Website/Browser Testing

  • Sauce Labs - cross-browser testing in the cloud
  • Browerstack - test websites across all browser w/debugging tools
  • CrossBrowserTesting - pick an OS, pick a browser, pick a website
  • Testling - cross browser testing
  • Browershots - free  browser testing makes screenshots in different os’s and browsers
  • 99Tests - Crowdsourced software testing
  • BetaList – get beta testers online

Website Performance Testing

  • NewRelic - manage and tune website performance for Rails
  • WebPageTest - website speed test from multiple locations around the world
  • Google Pagespeed – performance recommendations
  • PingDom – uptime and user monitoring
  • Super Monitoring – uptime and basic website functions monitoring
  • SpeedCurve – front-end performance benchmarking
  • Monitive – site uptime monitoring
  • Monitor – free website monitoring

Website Designers

  • 99 Designs - marketplace for crowdsourced graphic design
  • IconFinder - great way to find free graphic icons on the web
  • FindIcons – 400,000+ icons on the web
  • xScope - measure, align and inspect on-screen graphics and layouts
  • Scoutzle - curated community for the best mobile designers

Website Design Tools

Phone/SMS Cloud Apps

  • Twilio - add mobile and sms to your app
  • Tropo - Cloud API for adding voice and sms to your app
  • Callfire - add voice and sms to your app
  • Voxeo - voice recognition and IVR to your app
  • Jajah -telephony api
  • PlumVoice- IVR Systems

Video Analysis Tools

  • Tracker – way cool video analysis tool

Web Application Frameworks

Text Analysis Tools

Machine Learning

DARPA Open Source

Security

Cloud Services and Tools

BessemerCloudscape

NoSQL Databases

Development Tools

  • VirtualBox – x86 Virtualization
  • Perl Object Environment - Perl framework for reactive systems, cooperative multitasking, and network applications
  • Codeacademy Labs - program in Ruby, Python, and JavaScript online without downloading a code editor or IDE
  • Koding - cloud development environment, code editor, hosting service, collaboration platform
  • CircleCi – Continuous integration and deployment tool for web apps
  • yUML – sketch uml diagrams.
  • WebSequenceDiagrams -sketch sequence diagrams. automatic links to generated images
  • Rietveld - asynchronous code reviews on changesets
  • Fluid – turn webapps into Mac OS X apps
  • TextMate – code and markup editor
  • Coda - one-window web development app for the Mac
  • Coderunner - Edit/run code in any programming language with a click
  • SourceLair - cloud coding platform C, Python, Ruby and API
  • WebBiscuits – framework for web apps for smartphones and tablets
  • Best free programming books
  • CodeAcademy - learn to code
  • Webkit – build your own browser
  • Appery - Cloud-based HTML5, jQuery Mobile & Hybrid Mobile App Builder for Android, iOS and Windows Phone

Project Management

Open-source software hosting

  • Github - Free public repositories, collaborator management, issue tracking, wikis, downloads, code review, graphs
  • Sourceforge - Free. For open-source projects
  • JavaForge - free open source project hosting site
  • Bitbucket - free cloud hosting for Git or Mecurial projects
  • Sourcetree – free mac client for Git, Mercurial and SVN
  • Mercurial - free, distributed source code control management system
  • Aha! – product roadmap software

Kanban and Scrum Tools

  • Kanban versus Scrum - description
  • Kanban Tools
  • Scrum Tools
  • Basecamp- web-based project management and collaboration tool
  • Pivotal Tracker - Agile project management tool real time collaboration
  • Ansible – configuration mgmt, app deployment, continuos delivery
  • Trello - team collaboration around “boards”
  • Sprintly – agile collaborate>prioritize>create git integration
  • Podio – collaborative project management
  • Flow – collaborative task and project management
  • Interstate – open project management
  • Apollo – integrated project and contact management
  • Rally – agile product management
  • Blossom – lean product management
  • BrightPod – product mgmt for marketing teams
  • Trajectory – agile product mgmt, write and discuss user stories, bugs, and to-dos
  • Clarizen - cloud project mgmt tool
  • Webplanner - online collaborative project management application.
  • ChiliProject - web based project management
  • Exepron – cloud based project management
  • ProofHub – web project mgmt & collaboration
  • Kiln - Version control and code review
  • PushPinPlanner – online real-time resource planning for agile teams
  • DaPulse – cross company collaboration
  • Asana - shared task list for your team
  • Producteev – web/mobile task mgmt
  • ProcedureRock - create, procedures, instructions, guides, online help
  • Managewith.us - Collaborative Task Manager
  • ProcessPlan - task mgmt via email
  • Redbooth -combines social networking and project management
  • ProjectManager – project planner, time/expense tracking
  • TeamCity - continuous integration/unit testing, code quality analysis, pre-tested commits, report on build problems
  • Milestone Planner - planner for deadline/outcome driven environments
  • 5pm - Online project management tool
  • TimeBill – Replicon task management tool
  • AgileZen - project management visually see and interact with your work
  • GoPlan - collaborative project management
  • Unfuddle -hosted project management solution for software teams
  • Taskpoint - online project mgmt and collaboration
  • Centroy - online project mgmt
  • Do[Box] - project mgmt, save, resuse and share project models
  • Projify - simplified project management
  • Mavenlink - manage project communications, documents, schedules, budgets, payments
  • NeuLexa – enterprise project mgmt
  • ProcedureRock – operations and procedures mgmt
  • Userlike - live chat software for websites
  • Industrial Logic - Agile eLearning
  • PMToolkit – project management templates
  • Kanbanchi – dashboard/collaboration tool for Google Apps

Bug/Issue Tracking

  • Bugherd - simple issue tracking for web developers
  • Lighthouse - Issue Tracking Tool
  • Sifter - hosted bug and issue tracking
  • Toggle - time tracking tool
  • Jira - Bug, Issue and classic Project tracking tool
  • Fogbugz -bug tracking, project mgmt, customer support
  • Bontq - hosted bug tracking and project management needs
  • WakaTime - Automatic time tracking for your text editor
  • Intervals - time tracking and task management
  • Preceden - simple way to make timelines for presentations

Web Server Stress Testing

  • Google Page Speed - test your web page speed
  • Httperf- HP Web Server Performance tool
  • Siege - http load testing and benchmarking utility
  • Jmeter - java-based server load testing
  • Tourbus - ruby website load testing tool

Digital Asset Management

Localization

  • Applingua – iOS, OSX and Android app localization
  • Onesky – apps and websites translated
  • ICanLocalize – website and app translation and localization
  • SmoothLocalize -automatic iOS app localization

Self Created Products Selling Sites

  • Gumroad - sell your digital products directly to your audience
  • Etsy – buy and sell all things handmade
  • Amazon 3D printing store
  • Cafepress – buy and sell T-shirts, Personalized Gifts, Unique Mugs, Posters & More
  • Zazzle – buy and sell T-shirts, Personalized Gifts, and more
  • Folksy – buy and sell handmade gifts and crafts
  • RedBubble – art gallery & community
  • Storenvy – buy and sell goods and brands that inspire
  • Blurb – publish books

Credit Cards/Billing/Subscription Management/E-Store

  • Credit Cards/Payments/Bitcoin
    • Square - accept credit cards from ipad/iphone/android
    • Stripe - accept credit cards on the web
    • Amazon Payments – login and pay with Amazon
    • CCBill – merchant services & credit card payments
    • Balanced – Payments processing, escrow & payouts API
    • BancBox – Payments service platform
    • Paypal – the standard for payment
    • WePay –  payment API for platforms
    • E-Junkie – shopping cart plug-in for downloads and tangible goods
    • SendOwl – add a “Buy” button to your website
    • 2Checkout – accept payments globally; credit cards, paypal, debt cards
    • ShopLocket – ecommerce solution for hardware makers
    • Zombaio – billing for adult entertainment
    • Braintree - online credit card merchant processing
    • Paymill - accept online payments on the web
    • FeeFighters - find the cheapest credit card processors
  • Bitcoin
  • Billing/Invoicing
  • Subscription Services
    • Cloudware City - online app store for subscription services
    • Spreedly - sell subscriptions on your site. signup, upgrade, trial pricing
    • Zuora - online subscription management
  • Online Store and Marketplace Creation
    • Amazon Web Store – hosted ecomerce website software
    • Yahoo Small Business - hosted ecomerce website
    • Nearme – create your own branded marketplace
    • Bizwebs - create an online store
    • Estoreify - create your own online store in just 5 minutes
    • Shopify - create an online store
    • Selz – sell on Facebook, WordPress, from any website w/PayPal
    • IndieMade - Create an artist website with a store, blog, galleries
    • BigCartel – shopping cart for artists, designers, bands, record labels, jewelry, crafters
    • BigCommerce – ecommerce software & shopping cart
    • SquareSpace – build a website with commerce
    • EStoreApp - a webstore in 5 minutes
    • Volusion – shopping cart software, ecommerce & hosting
    • PinnacleCart - shopping cart software, ecommerce & hosting
    • CoreCommerce – online store & shopping cart software
    • Fortune3 - shopping cart software, ecommerce & hosting
    • EKMPowershop - create an online store using templates
  • Postmaster - Integrate package shipping, tracking  and notification into your app

Customer Support/Feedback

  • Tender - support, knowledgebase tool for your site
  • GetSatisfaction - conversations between companies / customers
  • Triibe – incentive-based customer service
  • Zendesk – web help software
  • Clickdesk – Help desk, live chat, social toolbar
  • Zopim – real time customer support/live chat
  • HelpScout – simple setup, easy integration, help desk software
  • Desk – from Salesforce, easy and simple; email/social/chat/phone
  • SnapEngage - live chat integrates with your apps
  • Freshdesk – completely unique never seen before web help software
  • Olark - live customer chat and customer loyalty
  • LiveChat – live customer chat, archives of conversations
  • Groove – simple online Help Desk
  • VisitorEngage – behavioral-based feedback button, surveys & website notifications
  • Assistly - Support customers by Web, email, chat, and social networks
  • Vision Helpdesk - Support for multiple companies from one place
  • OneDesk – ideation to delivery and support issues, tickets, tasks
  • HappyFox – collate, categorize and respond to all requests
  • CustomerSure –  online customer service, feedback into retention
  • HelpSpot – Helpdesk software
  • Webengage – website survey, feedback and notification tool
  • SupportBee – help customers via email, robust ticketing

Testimonials/Social Reviews

  • Testimonial Monkey -  integrate customer feedback into your site
  • PostKudos - collect customer testimonials
  • Yotpo - social reviews for eCommerce
  • Kayako - Help desk
  • UserVoice - turn customer feedback into action
  • Kampyle – turn customer feedback into sales and relationships

Recruiting Tools

Misc Office Help

Outsourcing/Freelance Help

Robotics/Drones

  • ROS - Robot Operating System – open source framework for writing robot software
  • Gazebo – 3d Robot simulation software
  • MRPT - Mobile robotics C++ libraries
  • OpenPilot - Open Source UAV autopilot
  • Paparazzi - open-source hardware and software  autopilot  for fixedwing & multicopters
  • DIYDrones - community for amateur UAV’s
  • QGroundControl – open source UAV ground control operator station

Computer Vision

  • PCL – Point Cloud open source 2D/3D image and point cloud processing Library
  • OpenCV - open source computer vision library
  • SimpleVC – open source computer vision Python library
  • Scikit – open source image processing in Python
  • ImageNet - easily accessible image database for researchers organized according to the WordNet hierarchy
  • Great paper - Fast, Accurate Detection of 100,000 Object Classes on a Single Machine

Software Defined Radio

  • GNU Radio – open source software defined radio
  • ETTUS Research – hardware for software defined radio
  • HackRF - software defined radio 10 MHz to 6 GHz

Audio

  • AudioKit – audio synthesis, processing and analysis
  • Essentia - open-source C++ library for audio analysis and audio-based music information retrieval
  • Csound – a C-based audio programming language
  • SuperCollider - environment and programming language for real time audio synthesis and algorithmic composition

Chip/Hardware Resources/Tools

  • Hardware Crowdfunding

Electronics Component Suppliers

Startup Design/Prototype/Manufacturing Consultants/Helpers

Manufacturing Resources

3D Printers

3D Printing Services

3d printer market

Custom Machine Parts/Industrial Supplies

Low cost CAM Software

Life Science Resources

Medical Device Resources – Stanford Biodesign 

Medical Device Resources - General

Digital Health

digital health

__________

Market Research Tools

Private “pay for market research” firms

Datasets

U.S. State/Canada/Federal Open Data

Solar & Renewables Open Data

Other Governments Open Data

Research Data

  • Databib – research data repository
  • Datacite – research data repository
  • Figshare - research data repository
  • Reddit Datasets - research data repository
  • Datahub -CKN tool for managing and publishing collections of data

Statistics

Open Company Data/Stats/API

Genomic/BioMed Data

Public or University library Resources:

Market Research Resources Online

__________

Starting and Running a Startup Advice

Best Startup Advice

Incorporating Your Company

Entrepreneurship Reading List

Entrepreneurship Online

Startups Data

  • Mattermark – quantifying company growth for startup investors
  • Compass - Turn data into actionable insights
  • AngelList - connecting startups and angels

Coworking Spaces

Angel/SuperAngel Investors

Crowdfunding

Incubator List/ Startup Jobs

Advice on Raising Startup Capital

Cap Tables / Valuation

Education Startups

New Schools EdTech Map
Higher Ed tech landscape

Venture Capital Financing

Boilerplate Venture Funding Documents

Building/Managing Your Board

Intellectual Property Advice

Burn Rate/Balance Sheet

Founder Equity Issues

Compensation

Executive / Advisory Board Compensation

Public Relations (PR) For Tech Companies

Finance 101 for Entrepreneurs

Metrics/Benchmarks

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Lean LaunchPad Videos

This is the complete list of Launchpad Video clips created to date and sorted by topic:

Legend:
TCTeaching Critigues
SLStudent Learning
CDCustomer Discovery series
UCBUC Berkeley LaunchPad Spring ’13 series
UCSFUCSF Life Science & Healthcare Launchpad Fall ‘2013 series
Mentor Training
  1. Lean LaunchPad Mentor Training UCSF
General Discussion
  1. How Large Will You Scale? (03:03) TC UCB
  2. What If You’re a Visionary? – Risks & Rewards (4:53) SL UCSF
  3. Your Startup: Do You Want to Spend 3 to 4 Years Doing This? (5:14) TC UCSF
  4. Don’t Let the MVP Limit Your Vision (03:40) TC UCB
Customer Discovery
  1. “It Saved Us Several Years” (1:45) SL UCSF
  2. Stop Telling Yourself What You Want to Believe (1.39) SL UCSF
  3. Narrowing the Focus (1:21) SL UCSF
  4. Why PI’s and Founders Need to Get Out of the Building (2:15) SL UCSF
  5. “This Was the Best Outcome” (2:50) SL UCSF
  6. Getting to the “Better Idea” Faster (3:59) SL UCSF
  7. Insights on: Does Customer Development Work in Therapeutics? (6:11) UCSF
  8. The Phases of Customer Discovery (0:37) CD
Before Leaving the Building
  1. Pre-Planning Contacts (4:34) CD
  2. Customer Interview Dry Runs (0:49) CD
  3. Discovery is for Founders (1:30) CD
  4. Pass/Fail Experiments (1:32) CD
Outside the Building
  • Rules of Customer Interviews
  1. Being Aggressive (1:29) CD
  2. Conducting a Customer Interview (1:30) CD
  3. Letting the Customer Interview Flow (1:37) CD
  4. Sizing the Opportunity (2:50) CD
  5. Finding Patterns (1:50) CD
  6. Looking for Insights (0:58) CD
  • Early Mistakes to Avoid
  1. Death by PowerPoint (1:42) CD
  2. Death by Demo 1 (2:18) CD
  3. Death by Demo 2 (1:45) CD
  4. Understanding the Problem (3:22) CD
  5. Multi-Person Interview (2:03) CD
  6. Assuming You Know (1:56) CD
  7. B-to-B to C (2:15) CD
  8. Existing vs. New Markets (5:29) CD
  9. Asking the Right Question (2:37) CD
  10. Public Interviews (2:11) CD
Understanding What the Customer Is Telling You
  1. Engaging the Customer (3:37) CD
  2. Customer Empathy (2:25) CD
  3. The Distracted Customer (3:12) CD
  4. Customers Lie (2:37)
  5. The User, the Buyer & the Saboteur (2:24) CD
Back in the Building
  1. Extracting Insight from Data (2:59) CD
  2. Pay Attention to Outliers (2:16) CD
  3. Getting the MVP Right (3:34) CD
  4. The “Other 85%” (2:32) CD
  5. Finding Early Evangelists (1:17) CD
  6. Communicating Your Discoveries (2:26) CD
Value Proposition
  1. Pivoting…or Groping for a Business Model? (02:37) TC UCB
  2. Seduced by Insufficient Data (02:34) TC UCB
Customer Relationships
  1. Insights on: Customer Relationships – Week 4 (12:00) UCSF
  2. Use Customers to Find More Customers (02:22) TC UCB
  3. Customer Conversion (03:22) TC UCB
Customer Segments
  1. Insights on: Customer Segments – Week 2 (12:43) UCSF
  2. Estimating Market Size (01:49) SL UCB
  3. Customer Workflow (02:10) SL UCB
  4. Customer Discovery / Customer Archetype (04:04) SL UCB
  5. Customer Archetypes; Hypotheses & Experiments (03:21) SL UCB
  6. Customer Segments & Customer Archetypes (03:47) SL UCB
  7. The Fog of Entrepreneurship (03:01) TC UCB
  8. At the Start, All Your Stakeholders Are Customers (02:32) TC UCB
  9. Square Pegs & Round Holes – Mira Medicine (4:33) TC UCSF
Channels
  1. Insights on: Channels – Week 3 (14:52) UCSF
  2. Framing the Experiment (02:27) TC UCB
  3. Distribution Channels: One Data Point Is Not a Test (02:37) TC UCB
Revenue Streams
  1. Value Based Pricing – “We Were Gobsmacked!” (6:43) SL UCSF
  2. Insights on: Revenue Streams – Week 5 (17:04) UCSF
  3. The Importance of Experiments (03:57) TC UCB
  4. Validating Product Pricing (03:55) TC UCB
Key Partners
  1. Insights on: Key Partners – Week 6 (17:08) UCSF
  2. Listen Carefully for Customer Discovery (03:20) TC UCB
  3. The Timing of Partnerships (03:46) TC UCB
Key Activities & Key Resources
  1. Insights on: Science Advisory Boards (4:53) UCSF
  2. Insights on: Resources, Activities & Costs (12:26) UCSF
  3. No Laundry Lists. Just Facts! (02:43) TC UCB
Final Video
  1. Accelerated Medical Diagnostics: Final Video (2:41) SL UCSF
  2. Knox: Final Video (2:17) SL UCSF
  3. Magnamosis: Final Video (2:51) SL UCSF
  4. Making Friends: Final Video (2:19) SL UCSF
  5. Mira Medicine: Final Video (2:23) SL UCSF
  6. ResultCare: Final Video (3:08) SL UCSF
  7. Tidepool.org: Final Video (3:48) SL UCSF
  8. Vitruvian Therapeutics: Final Video (8:34) SL UCSF
Final Presentations
  1. Knox: Final Presentation (8:33) SL UCSF
  2. Magnamosis: Final Presentation (10:19) SL UCSF
  3. Making Friends: Final Presentation (8:38) SL UCSF
  4. Mira Medicine: Final Presentation (9:26) SL UCSF
  5. ResultCare: Final Presentation (11:34) SL UCSF
  6. Tidepool.org: Final Presentation (16:45) SL UCSF
  7. Vitruvian Therapeutics: Final Presentation (8:34) SL UCSF
“Getting Your Story Straight” – David Riemer on Storytelling
  1. Story Narrative and Product Narrative (10:24) UCSF
  2. Story & Storytelling (4:35) UCSF
  3. The Power of Story (10:24) UCSF
  4. Story Structure (10:24) UCSF
  5. The Main Character (9:27) UCSF
  6. The Main Conflict (6:13) UCSF
  7. Story Challenges & Solutions (2:03) UCSF
  8. Telling a Great Story (13:16) UCSF

Misc

Some of the material I have created or use in my classes does not lend itself to blogs. It’s more reference material. Thus, these pages.  I’ll add more as time goes on. See my slide/video links
Tenacity If you’ve gotten this far, here is a visual representation of tenacity and persistence