Free Startup Resources

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8 Websites for improving your Startup’s success in 2017 and Beyond

  1. Global Accelerator Network: An Accelerator is like a mentor or a business advisor that offers personalized help to Startups for finding the best human and financial capital for their venture, and there are more than 80 of them spread over 120 cities in six continents. Two co-founders of TechStars created Gan.co and began to offer these programs in 2010, and so far this online community has served 4700 startups with their GAN program. The Global Accelerator Network has the people and the know-how for developing your startup into a fully established company.
  2. Startup Grind: For getting into events, having press coverage and media presence, and for entering into partnerships with A-players like Google for Entrepreneurs you should come to Startup Grind. This is the biggest online community for Startups, and it connects you with more than 1,000,000 other entrepreneurs from 250 cities around 115 countries. Not only does it cover the global stage, but it also connects your startup with local events and helps you to forge invaluable connections with your business peers. Startup Grind also started in 2010, and it has grown to offer many ways to assist startups to find investment and funding, education and training, talented professionals and innovators.
  3. Coursera: For the best online courses taught by universities from around the globe you should go straight to Coursera. Perfect for improving the skill set of your staff members in an affordable way, with courses ranging from $25 to $99 and even online degrees and certifications for most of them. You can count on the huge array of specialties covered by the site, including programming languages, artificial intelligence, data science and many other up-to-date and cutting edge online learning programs.
  4. Strategyzer: An excellent set of tools for all your strategic management processes, Strategyzer gives you its Business Model Canvas, which helps you to visualize and redesign your business model in a powerful interactive way. The other excellent resource is the Value Proposition Canvas, which helps you to create compelling products and services, all of which helps to guide the path of your startup company.
  5. Udemy: An alternative to Coursera, Udemy gives you more than 55,000 courses to choose from, which comprise technical, business and personal skills to improve the training and performance of your staff members. More than 14 million students have taken the opportunity to acquire knowledge on a small budget, and many of them have received certifications and diplomas available on the site.
  6. Userinput: How can you know if your startup is actually making a positive impact on your target market? One way to test this is with Userinput.io, which is a way for you to get feedback from actual users of your product, and also to receive valuable input from specialized reviewers. At an affordable price you will get the chance to make invaluable improvements to your management process and to increase your probabilities to win at the marketplace.
  7. EdX: All the prestige of colleges like Harvard, MIT and UC Berkeley combined with the attractive price of zero dollars for all of its courses, EdX is the low-budget alternative to the other educational sites on this list. EdX also provides optional certifications, as well as a global community that connects your startup with colleges, professors and leading entrepreneurs from every continent.
  8. Growthority: Helping your startup to increase audience, traffic and revenue, especially during the initial stages of growth, Growthority combines research, marketing and analysis to do what they call Growth Hacking, an unconventional outsourcing approach to quickly improve your company’s market positioning and to dramatically enlarge its adoption rate.

All Free Tool & Resources for Entrepreneurs and Startups

 

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FREE WEBSITE

    • HTML5 UP: Responsive HTML5 and CSS3 site templates.
      • Templated: A collection of 845 free CSS & HTML5 site templates.
      • Strikingly: Free, unlimited mobile optimized websites for strikingly domains.
      • Layers: A WordPress site builder so simple. It’s free, forever.
      • Bootstrap Zero: The largest open-source, free Bootstrap template collection.

FREE BRANDING & LOGO

      • Signature Maker: A free web based tool that creates your handwritten digital signature.

FREE INVOICE

      • Wave: Free & easy accounting, invoicing and more.

FREE LEGAL DOCS

      • Kiss: Free legal docs for startup founders and investor.
      • Docracy: An open collection of free legal documents.
      • Shake: Create, sign and send legally binding agreements in seconds. Free for personal use.

FREE IDEA MANAGEMENT

      • Skitch: Your ideas become reality faster.

FREE BUSINESS / PROJECT NAME GENERATORS

      • Naminum: Discover a perfect company name.
      • Wordoid: Pick a short and catchy name for your business.
      • Domainr: Fast, free, domain name search, short URLs.

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FREE WRITING / BLOGGING

      • Hemingway: Hemingway App makes your writing bold and clear.
      • Grammarly: Finds & corrects mistakes of your writing.
      • Medium: Everyone’s stories and ideas.
      • ZenPen: The minimal writing tool of web.
      • Liberio: Simple eBook creation and publishing right from Google Drive.
      • Social Locker: Ask visitors “to pay” for your content with a tweet, etc.
      • Egg Timer: Set a time and bookmark it for repeated use.
      • Wattpad: The world’s largest community for readers and writers.
      • Known: A single site for the content you create.
      • Wattpad: The world’s largest community for readers and writers.
      • Dbook: Structured and collaborative writing for large documents.
      • A5.gg: When you return your text will still be here.

FIND (TRENDING) CONTENT (IDEAS)

      • Buzzsumo: Analyze what content performs best for any topic or competitor.
      • Swayy: Discover the most engaging content. Free for 1 dashboard user.
      • Ruzzit: Find the most shared content on the web.

FREE SEO + WEBSITE ANALYZERS

      • Ahrefs: Site explorer & backlink checker.
      • SimilarWeb: Analyze website statistics for any domain.
      • Browseo: How search engines see your website.
      • Copyscape: Search for copies of your page on the web.
      • Pingdom: Test & the load time of a site.
      • GTMetrics: Analyze your page’s speed performance.
      • Moz Local: Check your local listings on Google, Bing, and others.
      • XML Sitemaps: Sitemap generator that creates XML & HTML variants.

FREE IMAGE OPTIMIZERS

      • Kraken: Optimize your images & accelerate your websites.
      • ImageOptim: Makes images take up less disk space & load faster.
      • Smush.it: Image optimizer WordPress plugin.
      • InstaMockup: Create beautiful screenshots of your app or website.

FREE IMAGE EDITORS

      • Canva: Amazingly simple graphic design for bloggers.
      • Pixlr: Pixlr Editor is a robust browser photo editor.
      • Skitch: Get your point across with fewer words.
      • Easel.ly: Empowers anyone to create & share powerful visuals.
      • Placeit: Free product mockups & templates.
      • Recite: Turn a quote into a visual masterpiece.
      • Pablo: Design engaging images for your social media posts in under 30 seconds.

FREE EMAIL MANAGEMENT

      • Mailchimp: Send 12,000 emails to 2,000 subscribers for free.
      • Mandrill: The fastest way to deliver email. Free 12K emails/month.
      • Mailgun: The Email Service For Developers. Free 10K emails/month.
      • Sendgrid: Delivers your transactional and marketing email. Free 12K emails/month.
      • Mailtrack: The best free email tracking solution.
      • Beefree: Free Email editor to build responsive design messages.

FREE GUIDES & COURSES

      • Primer: No-nonsense, jargon-free marketing lessons (by Google).
      • MailCharts: A FREE email course to help you become a better marketer.

FREE SOCIAL MEDIA + COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT

      • Spruce: Make Twitter ready images in seconds.
      • Latergram: Easily plan & schedule your Instagram posts.
      • How Many Shares Count how many shares a URL has across most social networks, all in one place.
      • Justunfollow: Follow / unfollow people on Twitter & Instagram.
      • SocialRank: Identify, organize, and manage your followers on Twitter.
      • Klout: Social media influence score on browser extension.
      • Bitly: Create, share, and track shortened links.
      • Filament: A free beautiful and customizable sharing bar.
      • Addthis: Get more shares, follows and conversions.
      • Sumome Share: Auto-optimizes your share buttons for max traffic.
      • Digg Digg: Your all in one share buttons plugin.
      • Disqus: Build a community of active readers & commenters.

FREE CUSTOMER SERVICE & SURVEYS

      • Typeform: Free beautiful online survey & form builder.
      • Tally: Create polls in no time.
      • Batch: The first-ever 100% free engagement platform for mobile apps.
      • Helprace: Customer service tool. Free for up to 3 agents for small support teams.

A/B TESTS & GROWTH HACKING

      • Petit Hacks: Acquisition, retention, & revenue hacks used by companies.
      • Optimizely: One optimization platform for websites and mobile apps.
      • Hello Bar: Tool for A/B testing different CTAs & power words.

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FREE DESIGN RESOURCES

      • Freebbble: High-quality design freebies from Dribbble.
      • Dribbble: Dribbble search results for “freebie”. An absolute freebie treasure.
      • Pixel Buddha: Free and premium resources for professional community.
      • Fribbble: Free PSD resources by Dribbblers curated by Gilbert Pellegrom.
      • Freebiesbug: Latest free PSDs & other resources for designers.
      • 365 Psd: Download a free psd every day.
      • Dbf: Dribbble & Behance best design freebies.
      • Marvel: Free resources from designers we love.
      • UI Space: High quality hand-crafted Freebies for awesome people.
      • Freepik: iFree graphic resources for everyone.
      • Tech&All: PSD, Tech News, and other resources for free.
      • Tethr: The most beautiful IOS design KIT ever.
      • Web3Canvas: PSD Freebies, HTML Snippets, Inspirations & Tutorials.

COLOR PICKERS

      • Coolors: Super fast color schemes generator for cool designers.
      • Skala Color: An extraordinary color picker for designers and developers.
      • 0 to 255: A simple tool that helps web designers find variations of any color.
      • Bootflat: Perfect colors for flat designs.

INSPIRATION

      • FLTDSGN: Daily showcase of the best flat UI design websites and apps.
      • UI Cloud: The largest user interface design database in the world.
      • Moodboard: Build a beautiful moodboard and share the result.
      • Crayon: The most comprehensive collection of marketing designs.
      • Ocean: A community of designers sharing feedback.
      • Behance: Showcase & discover creative work.
      • Pttrns: Mobile user interface patterns.
      • Awwwards: The awards for design, creativity and innovation.
      • UI Parade: User interface design tools and design inspiration.
      • Niice: A search engine with taste.

FREE STOCK PHOTOGRAPHY

      • Stock Up: Best free stock photo websites in one place.
      • Pexels: Best free photos in one place.
      • Unsplash: Free (do whatever you want) high-resolution photos.
      • Splashbase: Search & discover free, hi res photos & videos.
      • Jay Mantri: Free pics. do anything (CC0). Make magic.
      • Moveast: This is a journey of a portuguese guy moving east.
      • Mazwai: Free creative commons HD video clips & footages.
      • Super Famous: Photos by Dutch interaction designer Folkert Gorter.
      • Super Famous: Photos by Dutch interaction designer Folkert Gorter.
      • Snapographic: Free stock photos for personal & commercial use.
      • IM Free: A curated collection of free resources.
      • Cupcake: A photographer’s treat by Jonas Nilsson Lee.
      • MMT: Free stock photos by Jeffrey Betts.
      • Raumrot: Free high-resolution picture.
      • Bucketlistly: A free creative common collection of travel photos.
      • I also handpicked some free photo packs:

FREE TYPOGRAPHY

      • TypeGenius: Find the perfect font combo for your next project.
      • FontFaceNinja: Browser extension to find the web fonts a site uses.
      • DaFont: Archive of freely downloadable fonts.
      • FontPark: The web’s largest archive of free fonts.
      • Typekit: A limited collection of fonts to use on a website or in applications.

FREE ICONS

      • Flat Icon: A search engine for 16000+ glyph vector icons.
      • MakeAppIcon: Generate App Icons of all sizes with a click.
      • Ico Moon: 4000+ free vector icons, icon generator.
      • Ego Icons: 100 Free vector icons with a clean look and feel.
      • FlatIcons: Free flat icon customizer, royalty free.

FREE USEFUL STUFF

      • UI Names: Generate random names for use in designs and mockups.
      • UI Faces: Find and generate sample avatars for user interfaces.
      • Sonics: Free packs of UI sounds and sound effects delivered to your inbox every month.

FREE DEVELOP / CODE THINGS

      • Hive: First free unlimited cloud service in the world.
      • GitHub: Build software better, together.
      • BitBucket: Git and Mercurial code management for teams
      • Chisel: Chisel offers an unlimited number of fossil repositories.
      • Visual Studio: Comprehensive collection of developer tools and services.
      • Landscape: Landscape is an early warning system for your Python codebase.
      • Swiftype: Add great search to any website. Free with limitations.
      • Keen.io: Gather all the data you want & start getting the answers you need.
      • Coveralls: Test coverage history and statistics.
      • LingoHub: Free for Small Teams, Open Source usage and Educational projects.
      • Codacy: Continuous Static Analysis designed to complement your unit tests.
      • TinyCert: Free SSL certificates for your startup.
      • Opbeat: The first ops platform for developers. Free for small teams.
      • Pingdom: Website monitoring. Free for one website.
      • Rollbar: Full-stack error monitoring for all apps in any language.
      • Loggly: Simplify Log Management Forever. Free for one user.
      • Devport: Get your developer portfolio.
      • Getting Real: The smarter way to build web apps. A free book by 37signals.
      • Peek: Get a free, 5-minute video of someone using your site.
      • Creator: Build better Ionic apps, faster.
      • DevFreeCasts: A huge collection of free screencasts for developers.
      • Cody: A free library of HTML, CSS, JS nuggets.

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BACKGROUND SOUND TO FOCUS

      • Noisli: Background noise & color generator.
      • Noizio: Ambient sound equalizer for relax or productivity.
      • Defonic: Combine the sounds of the world into a melody.
      • Octave: A free library of UI sounds, handmade for iOS.
      • Free Sound: Huge database of free audio snippets, samples, + recordings.
      • Sonics: Free packs of UI sounds and sound effects delivered to your inbox every month.

AVOID DISTRACTION

      • Self Control: Mac: free application to help you avoid distracting websites.
      • Cold Turkey: Windows: temporarily block yourself off of distracting websites.

ORGANIZE & COLLABORATE

      • Trello: Keeps track of everything.
      • Evernote: The workspace for your life’s work.
      • Yanado: Tasks management inside Gmail.
      • Drp.io: Free, fast, private and easy image and file hosting.
      • Pocket: View later, put it in Pocket.
      • Raindrop: Mac app for bookmarking and reading it later.
      • Flowdock: Free for teams of five and non-profits.
      • Typetalk: Share and discuss ideas with your team through instant messaging.
      • Slack: Free for unlimited users with few limited features.
      • HipChat: Free for unlimited users with few limited features.
      • Google Hangouts: Bring conversations to life with photos, emoji and group video calls.
      • Voveet: Simple, free 3D conference calls. Experience the difference.
      • FreeBusy: Eliminate coordination headaches when you need to schedule a meeting.
      • RealTimeBoard: Your regular whiteboard, re-thought for the best online experience.
      • Witkit: Witkit is the secure platform for teams. 50GB of free encrypted data storage.
      • Any.do: Get things done with your team.
      • Asana: Teamwork without email.

DIGITAL NOMADS & REMOTE WORKING

      • Nomad House: Houses around the world for nomads to live and work together.
      • Lastroom: Simplifying your team travel management
      • Nomadlist: The best cities to live and work remotely.
      • Nomad Jobs: The best remote jobs at the best startups.

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DISCOVER TOOLS & STARTUPS

      • Beta List: Discover and get early access to tomorrow’s startups.
      • Startups List: Collections of the best startups in different places.

BUILD TOGETHER

      • Assembly: Co-create new ideas no matter where they are.

LEARN

      • Coursera: Free online classes from 80+ top universities & organizations.
      • Khan Academy: Free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.
      • Skillshare: Unlock your creativity with free online classes & projects.
      • Startup Notes: Startup School invites amazing founders to tell their story.
      • Closed Club: Browse shut-down start-ups & learn why they closed down.
      • reSRC.io: All free programming learning resources.
      • Mixergy: Learn from proven entrepreneurs.
      • Hackdesign: Receive a design lesson in your inbox each week.

NEWSLETTERS THAT DON’T SUCK

      • Email1K: A free 30 day course to double your email list.
      • Startup Digest: Personalized newsletter for all things startup in your area.

USEFUL

      • Foundrs: Co-founder equity calculator.
      • Pitcherific: Pitcherific helps you create, train, and improve your pitch.
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