List of Screencasting Tools

Screenflow– screen recording and editing Snagit – screen capture Camtasia – screen recording and video editing Jing – screenshots and screencasts Screen-o-Matic – cloud recording SnapzProX – mac screen capture software ScreenFlow – mac screen capture and effects Parleys.com – Synch video + slide

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List of Product Demo Video Tools & Services

VideoScribe – create awesome animated videos DunkTank – create product demo videos MyBrainshark – online and mobile videos Apptamin – App videos and websites Switch Video – produce an animated video Grumo Media – product demo videos Loose Keys – product videos as stories Piehole.tv – product demo videos Explainify – product explaining videos Thinkmojo – animated […]

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List of Product Launch / Landing Page Services

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 – […]

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Survey Tools

Google Consumer Surveys SurveyAnyPlace Qualtrics – cloud-based survey, free account a complete game changer – incredibly well built and powerful Qualtrics Wiki – Joseph Williams Amazon Mechanical Turk – you can set up a question and get answers Using Mechanical Turk for Customer Discovery – Joseph Williams Qualaroo – target surveys, boost signups, increase usage KissInsights – survey visitors while they surf your […]

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Tools for Finding Customer Contacts

LinkedIn Alumni – awesome way to contact school alumni Data.Com – find business connections Rapportive – find contacts inside of Gmail Hoovers – phone and email contacts for sale Harrisinfo – sales leads for sale InfoUSA – email lists for sale ThomasNet – find any company

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Tools for Determining Market Size / Demand

Google Trends – what are the search trends for key items Google Insights – breaks down the search data by location Facebook ads – check out the total available market Google Keyword Tool – how many searches done per month on any keyword phrase

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Find a Co-founder for Your Startup

FounderDating – premiere site for founders/co-founders CoFoundersLab – find a co-founder in any city Stanford Business School Interns – hire a Stanford  Bus School intern cheap YouNoodle – founder matching FoundersHookUp – Invite-only find a co-founder Foundrs – co-founder equity calculator How to hire developers – mike greenfield Startup Weekend – Launch a Startup and meet a co-founder Meetup – go to a […]

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Startup Groups

Lean Startup Circle – Google Group for startup advice LUXr – Lean UX residency Women 2.0 – Launch a startup for women Meetup – Meet people you’re interested in Top Startup Conferences (North America) Startup Weekend– Launch a Startup in 54 hours Startup Weekend Next – 5 weeks to build a startup for <$300 Startup America Partnership – access to Relationships, […]

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Some of my favorite quotes

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. Thomas A. Edison If you want to increase your success rate just double your failure rate. Tom Watson You must be the change you wish to see in the world. Mahatma Ghandi

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