Below is a list of resources helpful for learning about or building parts of a startup, from the financial and legal aspects to coding & design.
Firstly, all students are recommended to sign up for the Github Student Developer Pack, even if you have never written a line of code. It provides hundreds of dollars worth of free tech resources that can help bootstrap any startup. One only needs to make an account and provide proof that they’re enrolled in school. Its free resources include:
- 2 years of domain registrations
- $200+ worth of credits with cloud companies (AWS, DigitalOcean, Microsoft Azure)
- 6 months-access to premium coding tutorials
- Waived transaction fees on Stripe payment processing
Finance & Legal
- Clerky – Online Startup Legal Paperwork
- Fenwick & West LLP’s Legal Resource Guide for Entrepreneurs
- TechCrunch – Startup Law A to Z
- Launching your business – U.S. Small Business Administration
Coding & Development
- Github Student Pack
- ReactJS Official Documentation
- Learning ReactJS teaches industry-standard web and app development
- Corona SDK
- Corona SDK is a fantastic way to learn more fundamentals regarding application development and computer science. It has numerous guides, and lets you make extremely simple mobile apps that actually run on your phone.
Product & Design
- This website has several 10-15 minute tutorials and guides on specific aspects of visual design, from creating logos to typography lessons
- Inc.com’s Tips & Tools for Online Marketing Research
- This powerful tool allows you to perform in-depth SEO and marketing research on specific brands and communities. It can help you understand the digital presence of potential competitors, or recognize where your own company’s digital presence stands.
- “Find your Product Market Fit” – San Francisco Product School
- “How to find your product market fit” – YC, David Rusenko (founder of Weebly)
- Market research & competitive analysis – U.S. Small Business Administration