Resource Toolkit

This article provides links to various tools that hackers can use to advance their projects.

Marketing Research

A good pitch will include research about competitors and customers.  Here are a few tools that can help.

Think with Google: learn about emerging trends and consumer insights.

Google Trends: see what's trending on Google.

AngelList: find competitor legal technology solutions.

AYTM: online market research.

Marketing Strategy

A good pitch could include an approach to marketing.  Here are a few tools for SEO and other marketing efforts to help you develop your strategy.

Google AdWords: attract more views for your website and target specific customers.

SEMRUSH: all-in-one digital marketing toolkit.

Quantcast: use machine learning to measure customer growth.

Video and Presentation Tools

Prezi: create dynamic presentations.

SlideShare: share your presentations with the world.

Haiku Deck: create web-based and mobile presentations (includes a sample start-up presentation deck).

GoAnimate: create animated videos.

Wireframe Tools

Balsamiq: rapid fire wire framing tool.

Mockingbird: website wireframes.

iPlotz: wireframing, prototypes and mockups.

Hosting Tools

Educational Resources

Lean Methodology Sources

  • Steve Blank: tons of tips about starting a project or business, including tools, market research and information on the China market.
  • Eric Ries: start-up lessons learned.
  • The Path Forward: search engine on start-up tips.

Techstars Startup Weekend Courses

Task Management

Project Management Tools