This article provides links to various tools that hackers can use to advance their projects.
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.
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.
Balsamiq: rapid fire wire framing tool.
Mockingbird: website wireframes.
iPlotz: wireframing, prototypes and mockups.
- Media Temple
- Amazon Web Services
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.