Resources

Attendees need only bring your ideas, experience and any work tools you may need, such as notebooks, pens and laptops.  We’ll provide the space, the company, and breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks.  Below is a list of resources which may be useful when working on your idea development.

Customer Development
Eric Ries
Steve Blank

Keyword research
SEMrush*
Google Keywords
Wordtracker

Question/answer sites
Yahoo! Answers
Answer Bag
Quora
Askville*
Wiki Answers

Mailing lists/groups
Google Groups
Yahoo! Groups

Social networking
Facebook Fan Pages
Ning Communities

Customer service
Get Satisfaction
UserVoice
Slinkset

Traffic research
Quantcast
Compete

Local communities/events
Eventbrite
Meetup
BigTent

Search engines
Google
Technorati
Twitter

Wireframes
Balsamiq
Mockingbird
Adobe Photoshop*

Personal storage
Dropbox

Survey tools
Google Forms
Survey Monkey

Videos/presentations
GoAnimate*
YouTube
Prezi
SlideShare

Website Builders
Shopify
Weebly*
Yola*
Unbounce
Moonfruit*
Intuit Homestead*
PageLines*

Quantitative analytics
Google Analytics

Qualitative analytics
KISSinsights
Google Custom Search

Usability testing
FiveSecondTest
Userfly
ClickTale
UserTesting.com
TryMyUI
OpenHallway

Ads platforms
Google Adwords
Microsoft AdCenter
Facebook Ads
LinkedIn Ads

Forms/Surveys
Wufoo
Google Forms
Survey Monkey

Crowdsourcing
Mechanical Turk
CrowdFlower

Comments/Forums
Disqus
Vanilla*

Real-time chat
Meebo Me
Olark*
Moonfruit*
Chatterous

Payments
Kickstarter
Yola*
Weebly*
Paypal
Amazon Payments

Legal
Startup Lawyer
Docracy

Graphics/Images
Elance
iStockphoto
Icon Finder
99designs*

Email marketing
Mail Chimp*
Constant Contact*
iContact*
aWeber*

Social/Sharing
Facebook Like
Add This
ShareThis
Ning

Web Hosting
Name.com*
Bluehost*
StartLogic*

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