Liens entrepreneurs (Merci Philippe Cornette !)

Suite au Boostcamp de Namur, Philippe Cornette m’a transmis cette excellente série de liens.

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Sent: jeudi 1 novembre 2012 11:32
To: ‘Roald Sieberath’
Subject: RE: Boostcamp [suite] : journée rencontre experts ce Lu 5 nov

 

Dear all,

Voici ci-dessous une liste d’outils que j’ai trouvée sur le site de Steve Blank (auteur de “The startup owner’s manual” et “The four steps to the Epiphany”).

C’est orienté US mais certains outils sont très utiles.

Autre lien utile:  15 essential tools every lean startup can’t live without

Bien à vous.

Philippe

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Lists of Tools

Groups

Find a Co-Founder

Business Model Canvas/Customer Development Tools

Website Setup

“How Big is the Market?” Tools

“How Do I Contact Customers?” Tools

Product Launch Tools

  • LaunchRock – Create a viral “coming soon” landing page
  • LaunchSoon – create a coming soon landing page
  • KickOffLabs – another viral “coming soon” landing page
  • Prefinery- Beta and Launch Mgmt software

On-Line Advertising Platforms (SEO)

Traditional Media

Search Engine Optimization and Tools

SEO and Analytics Tutorials

Web Analytics Tools

  • Google Analytics – web analytics and optimizer from the borg
  • Kissmetrics– actionable analytics
  • GetClicky – real-time web analytics
  • Swix – analytics for social media and online
  • Chart.io - easy analytics for business data
  • Mixpanel– real-time event tracking
  • Crazyegg– visualize analytics
  • Mint – site analytics
  • Visistat – web analytics measure marketing campaigns
  • Webtrends – analytics and segments
  • Chartbeat – web 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

Mobile Apps Analytics / Ad Platform

  • Flurry – mobile app analytics and traffic acquisition
  • App Annie – Apple app store analytics
  • TestFlight – IOS beta testing on the fly
  • Tapjoy – mobile app turnkey ad platform
  • G6Pay – pay-per-install platform
  • Apsalar – mobile engagement mgmt
  • Burstly – mobile app monetization tools

Online Marketing Suites

  • 500Friends – awesome customer loyalty program for ecommerce
  • HubSpot – online marketing and web analytics system
  • 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
  • Zferral – affiliate and referral marketing on the web
  • Genoo – marketing automation software
  • MarketBright – marketing automation suite
  • HootSuite – social media dashboard
  • Intercom – CRM and web messaging tool for web apps
  • Salestrakr – low cost CRM
  • InviteBox – referral program platform
  • Crowdtap – Influencer Marketing platform

Email Marketing/Blasting

Surveys

  • Google Consumer Surveys
  • Zoomerang – Free basic version, surveys polls, 150+ templates
  • AYTM – Ask Your Target Market
  • Ethnio – Recruit real people from your website for user research
  • Qualtrics – cloud-based survey, free account
  • KissInsights – survey visitors while they surf your site
  • Wufoo - create contact forms, online surveys and event registrations.
  • Poplytics – online surveys and analytics
  • AskYourTargetMarket – market research surveys
  • SurveyMonkey-  granddaddy of on-line surveys
  • Amazon Mechanical Turk – you can set up a question and get answers
  • PickFu – A/B testing $5 for 50 opinions
  • SurveyGizmo – free version, survey creation and data integration tools
  • SmartSurvey – UK’s leading survey tool, complies with the Data Protection Act
  • FormAssembly – Create order forms, service requests or registration forms and collect payment securely

Collaboration

  • Dropbox – free store, sync, and, share files online.
  • Box – online file sharing
  • Google Apps – free Email, Chat, Docs
  • LibreOffice – free wordprocessor, spreadsheet, drawing, presentation, pdf maker and database office suite
  • Skype- free voice and video communication tool
  • Typewithme – document collaboration tool
  • Google Hangouts – Googles uber Skyoe
  • Evernote – remember everything
  • Campfire – team collaboration
  • Wikispaces – wikis for everyone
  • Slideshare – share Powerpoints and docs with customers
  • Ning – Create your own social network
  • Yammer – free enterprise social network
  • Doodle – online group scheduling
  • Freeconferencecall.com – Free conference calls – awesome!
  • Syncpad – collaborative whiteboard
  • Piktochart – make infographics

On-line Communities

Wireframing Tools

  • Great list of rapid prototyping tools here – dan harrelson
  • Keynotopia – use PowerPoint/Keynote to create web/mobile apps – Cool!
  • Lean Design - design using HTML5-editor and automatically convert it to XHTML/CSS
  • Balsamiq– rapid wireframing tool. software mockups in minutes
  • Napkee – export Balsamiq Mockups to HTML/CSS/JS and Adobe Flex 3 at a click of a button
  • Pencil- Firefox add-on to do GUI prototyping and simple sketching
  • Lumzy – quick mockup creation and prototyping
  • CSS Hat – Turn Photoshop layers into CSS3
  • Mockflow – online/offline, extensible wireframing tool w/design library
  • OmniGraffle – it’s been around before the web even existed
  • JustinMind– define web and mobile apps with interactive prototypes
  • JustinMind UserNote - get user feedback/test usability
  • Wirify – turn any webpage into a wireframe
  • LucidChart – Cloud-based drawing tool
  • InVision – UX Prototyping from jpg, .png or .gif files
  • Cacoo – free online drawing tool
  • Axure – Wireframing, prototypes: buil-in widgets and shapes
  • HotGloo – Online Wireframing Tool
  • Mocksup – Share your web site mockups
  • Mockingbird – Mock it up and share web site wireframes
  • Protoshare – website wireframing
  • Gliffy – Online Diagraming
  • Keynotopia – wireframing + high fidelity (pixel perfect) prototyping tool
  • Free Wireframe templates for iPhone, iPad and Web
  • Wireframing Tutorial

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

Website Usability Testing/Heatmaps/Mouse Tracking

  • Usertesting – $39 live users testing your site – cheap
  • Userfy – live user testing of your site
  • Experimently – heat maps, A/B testing experiments
  • 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

Website A/B and Landing Page Testing

Website/Browser Testing

  • AdobeBrowserLabs – preview web pages across multiple browsers and OS’s
  • 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

Phone/SMS Cloud Apps

  • Twilio – add mobile and sms to your app
  • Tropo – add 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

Mobile Testing/Build Tools

  • Clutch.io – A/B testing for Mobile Apps
  • TestFlight – IOS beta testing on the fly
  • Pusher – hosted API for realtime mobile/web apps
  • Corona – mobile development platform
  • PerfectoMobile – mobile app testing
  • MobiReady – testing tool evaluates website mobile-readiness
  • GoMez – 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

Website Designers

  • 99 Designs - marketplace for crowdsourced graphic design
  • IconFinder – great way to find free graphic 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

Web Application Frameworks

Cloud Services and Tools

NoSQL Databases

  • NoSQL list – start here
  • Hadoop – distributed processing of large data sets across clusters
  • Cassandra – scalable database no single point of failure
  • Couchdb – document database
  • Riak - NoSQL database implementing Amazon’s Dynamo
  • MongoDb –  NoSQL database
  • Hive – data warehouse for Hadoop
  • Rdbhost.com – browser SQL database hosting.Python/Javascript APIs

Development Tools

  • Twitter Bootstrap – Twitter toolkit for development of webapps and sites
  • Bootsnip- – free HTML snippets for Bootstrap
  • AppHarbor – Heroku for .net
  • Express – web development for Node.js
  • Twisted – event-driven networking engine written in Python
  • EventMachine – simple event-processing library for Ruby programs
  • Perl Object Environment – Perl framework for reactive systems, cooperative multitasking, and network applications
  • jQuery – cross-browser JavaScript library
  • jQuery UI – official jQuery user interface library. interactions, widgets, effects
  • Javascript tutorial – jQuery
  • Cappuccino – rails deployment tool
  • Fabric – django deployment tool
  • Codeacademy Labs – program in Ruby, Python, and JavaScript online without downloading a code editor or IDE
  • Kodingen – cloud development environment, code editor, hosting service, collaboration platform.
  • JSFiddle – preselect/add JavaScript frameworks and test your code
  • TeamCity – continuous integration and unit testing, code quality analysis, pre-tested commits, reporting on build problems
  • 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
  • Best free programming books
  • CodeAcademy – learn to code
  • 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 & SourceLair API- cloud coding platform C, Python, Ruby and API

Project Management

  • Basecamp- web-based project management and collaboration tool
  • Pivotal Tracker – Agile project management tool real time collaboration
  • Trello – team collaboration around “boards”
  • Github – Free public repositories, collaborator management, issue tracking, wikis, downloads, code review, graphs
  • Git Introduction – learn Github
  • Git the Simple Guide – the basics
  • Unfuddle – Git and subversion hosting
  • OnTime  Development Suite (and here) – provides bug tracking, scrum project management
  • Scrumy – project management tool loosely based off of Scrum
  • ChiliProject – web based project management
  • Mercurial – free, distributed source code control management system
  • Clarizen – cloud project mgmt tool
  • Webplanner – online collaborative project management application.
  • Kiln – Version control and code review
  • Fogbugz -bug tracking, project mgmt, customer support
  • Bitbucket – free code hosting site for Mercurial
  • Preceden – simple way to make timelines for presentations
  • Intervals – time tracking and task management
  • Asana – shared task list for your team
  • Teambox -combines social networking and project management
  • Milestone Planner - planner for deadline/outcome driven environments
  • AgileZen – project management visually see and interact with your work
  • Kanbanery – Simple online team or personal kanban board
  • LeanKit Kanban – Great for visualizing work of product development
  • Kanban Pad – “Nice and lean” and free online Kanban tool
  • Banana Scrum – A tool simple as Scrum itself.
  • Kanban Tool – Another Kanban tool
  • KanbanFlow – free Kanban tool
  • Swift-Kanban – enterprise Kanban
  • TeamPulse -Scrum and Kanban
  • Acunote – Agile project management
  • Agilezen – Lean project management
  • Rally – agile product management
  • VersionOne – agile product management and Scrum tool
  • ScrumPad – Agile tool collaborative product life-cycle
  • YoDiz – agile/scrum tool, issue tracking
  • RallyDev – Automates Agile / Scrum development
  • 5pm – Online project management tool
  • GoPlan – collaborative project management
  • Unfuddle -hosted project management solution for software teams
  • Taskpoint – online project mgmt and collaboration
  • Lighthouse – Issue Tracking Tool
  • Toggle – time tracking tool
  • Tabb – online time mgmt and to-do
  • Jira – Bug, Issue and Project tracking tool
  • Bontq – hosted bug tracking and project management needs.
  • Managewith.us – Collaborative Task Manager
  • Mavenlink – manage project communications, documents, schedules, budgets, payments
  • Industrial Logic – Agile eLearning

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

Billing/Subscription Management/E-Store

  • Square – accept credit cards from ipad/iphone/android
  • Stripe – accept credit cards on the web
  • Chargify – Recurring billing without the headaches
  • Recurly – Subscription billing
  • Paypal – the standard for payment
  • Paypal Payments Pro – accept debt and credit cards on your website
  • Braintree – online credit card merchant processing
  • Aria – online billing platform
  • Shopify – create an online store
  • EStoreApp – a webstore in 5 minutes
  • Vindicia – on demand billing and fraud management
  • Volusion – shopping cart software
  • CheddarGetter – online recurring billing
  • Cloudware City - online app store for subscription services
  • Spreedly – sell subscriptions on your site. signup, upgrade, trial pricing
  • Zuora – online subscription management
  • FeeFighters – find the cheapest credit card processors
  • HealPay – Collections made easy

Customer Support/Feedback

  • Tender – support, knowledgebase tool for your site
  • GetSatisfaction - conversations between companies / customers
  • Zendesk – web help software
  • Clickdesk – Help desk, live chat, social toolbar
  • SnapEngage – live chat integrates with your apps
  • Freshdesk – completely unique never seen before web help software
  • Testimonial Monkey –  integrate customer feedback into your site
  • Kayako – Help desk
  • UserVoice – turn customer feedback into action
  • Kampyle – turn customer feedback into sales and relationships
  • Ideaffect – customer feedback, vote, comment, manage
  • Olark – live customer chat and customer loyalty
  • 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

Recruiting Tools

Misc Office Help

  • SharedDesks – Coworking and Office Space
  • Google Apps – cloud mail server, calendar, docs, etc.
  • Grasshopper – virtual phone system
  • Hoiio – business communications apps
  • Ringio – cloud phone system
  • RingCentral – cloud based phone system
  • Freedom Voice and FreedomIQ – $3.95 800 #’s, hosted VoIP telephony
  • InDinero – easy business finance software
  • Expensify – billing, expenses, receipts
  • BambooHR – Employee Records, Benefit Information, Payroll Data, etc.
  • Xobni – Outlook plugin to search
  • QuoteRoller – create, deliver and negotiate proposals online

Outsourcing/Freelance Help

Chip/Hardware Resources/Tools

Custom Machine Parts/Industrial Supplies

Manufacturing Resources

Medical Device Resources

__________

Market Research

Your local business school, should have a subscription to some or all of these

Market Research Resources Online

__________

Useful blogs and links for startups

Entrepreneurship Reading List

Entrepreneurship Online

List of Angel/SuperAngel Investors for entrepreneurs

Crowdfunding

Incubator List/ Startup Jobs

Advice on Raising Startup Capital

Venture Capital Financing

Termsheet Advice

Boilerplate Venture Funding Documents

Intellectual Property Advice

Best Startup Advice

Founder Equity Issues

Executive / Advisory Board Compensation

Public Relations (PR) For Tech Companies

Finance 101 for Entrepreneurs

Product Pricing 101 for Entrepreneurs

Lawyers/Legal

List of Investment Platforms

Must Read Blogs

More to read

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

 

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