Use these online resources, curated by the LaunchPad, to help you on your entrepreneurial journey.
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Techstars Entrepreneur’s Toolkit – Educational modules on entrepreneurship fundamentals with videos, worksheets, etc.
Topics: Lean Canvas, Customer Discovery, Category Design, Product Positioning, Branding, Pitch, KPIs, Cofounder Relationships, Mentors, EQ, Diversity
UT Business Databases – The University of Texas Libraries offers 95 (very expensive) business databases that provide market analyses, intelligence, and more to UT students, faculty, and staff for free. You can even schedule time with a business librarian to help you. Some easy starting points are Mintel, Marketline, and MarketResearch.com (Academic).
Topics: Market Research, Secondary Research, Data, Industry Databases, Business Intelligence
IDEO’s Design Kit – IDEO.org is a nonprofit design studio with a mission to design a more just and inclusive world. Their Design Kit provides helpful mindsets and methods for creating products and services with (not just for) people. This is a great resource for conducting primary research and doing customer/user discovery.
Topics: Human-Centered Design, Design Thinking, Mindsets, Design Methods, Inspiration, Ideation, Implementation
Primary Research & Survey Design
- What does good survey design look like?
- Google Forms
- Survey Monkey
- Qualtrics (UT Austin Portal)
Startup Documents & Templates
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Pitching & Public Speaking
- Public Speaking Center from the Sanger Learning Center