[vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none” style=”font-weight: 100;”][vc_column width=”1/1″][custom_headline type=”left” level=”h2″ looks_like=”h2″]Awesome tools to help your startups succeed:[/custom_headline][text_output]There are hundreds of brilliant online tools that you can use to design, build and test your new business ideas.  Here are a few that offer free starter plans to get you started.  Startup Apprentice hosts will find details of further discounts and offers within the overview section of our Learning Management System.[/text_output][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column width=”1/1″][custom_headline type=”left” level=”h1″ looks_like=”h2″]Signup Page Builders[/custom_headline][text_output]Excellent for creating one-page explainer sites or page holders to collect interest from potential customers while you are building the first version of your product.[/text_output][block_grid type=”three-up”][block_grid_item]strikinglyStrikingly is a brilliant drag-and-drop website builder that is perfect for landing pages.  By editing existing designs you can have stylish webpage up and running in a matter of hours.[/block_grid_item][block_grid_item]launchrock

Launchrock is an easy to use website for creating a ‘launching soon’ web page in minutes.  Collect interest, increase sharing and build your audience before you launch your product.

 

[/block_grid_item][block_grid_item][/block_grid_item][/block_grid][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column width=”1/1″][custom_headline type=”left” level=”h1″ looks_like=”h2″]Website Builders[/custom_headline][text_output]Suitable for more complex websites that may include blog and e-commerce functions.[/text_output][block_grid type=”three-up”][block_grid_item]crowdsites
Crowdsites is a crowd-driven website builder that allows you to create and manage your own website online. What makes Crowdsites different is their team of professionals that are available online to help you.[/block_grid_item][block_grid_item]wix

Wix gives you everything you need to create a stunning free website, right at your fingertips.  There are 100s of HTML5 templates to choose from.[/block_grid_item][block_grid_item]wordpresscom

WordPress.com is powerful hosting platform that grows with you.  Wordpress is the most popular content management system in the world and can also be downloaded and self-hosted from WordPress.org.

 

[/block_grid_item][/block_grid][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column width=”1/1″][custom_headline type=”left” level=”h1″ looks_like=”h2″]Game Builders[/custom_headline][text_output]Perfect for designing and testing new game concepts quickly and easily.[/text_output][block_grid type=”three-up”][block_grid_item]gamesalad

Create games for iOS, Android, & HTML5. Drag & drop, no coding required. With over 750,000 developers and 50,000 games published, GameSalad Creator is the fastest and easiest way to create, publish and monetize your mobile games.[/block_grid_item][block_grid_item]construct2

Construct 2 is a powerful ground breaking HTML5 game creator designed specifically for 2D games. It allows anyone to build games — no coding required![/block_grid_item][/block_grid][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column width=”1/1″][custom_headline type=”left” level=”h1″ looks_like=”h2″]Wireframe Tools[/custom_headline][text_output]For sketching up layouts for websites or creating diagrams for networks, data and workflow.[/text_output][block_grid type=”three-up”][block_grid_item]balsamiq

Balsamiq Mockups is a rapid wireframing tool that helps you Work Faster & Smarter. It reproduces the experience of sketching on a whiteboard, but using a computer.[/block_grid_item][block_grid_item]gliffy

Create professional-quality flowcharts, Org charts, UML diagrams, Network diagrams,
Wireframes, Technical drawings and more straight from your browser![/block_grid_item][/block_grid][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column width=”1/1″][custom_headline type=”left” level=”h1″ looks_like=”h2″]3D Printing Tools[/custom_headline][text_output]Need to create a 3D Model of your idea?  These are some great tools for creating 3D plans.[/text_output][block_grid type=”three-up”][block_grid_item]tinkercad

Tinkercad is an easy-to-use tool for creating digital designs that are ready to be 3D printed into physical objects.  

[/block_grid_item][/block_grid][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column width=”1/1″][custom_headline type=”left” level=”h1″ looks_like=”h2″]Survey Tools[/custom_headline][text_output]The most important step in building a business is customer feedback – you need to know you are building something that people will want to use and pay for.  Online surveys are a great way to gather feedback.[/text_output][block_grid type=”three-up”][block_grid_item]surveymonkey

A simple poll? In-depth market research? Survey Monkey have got you covered. Create any type of survey—from simple to sophisticated—with a powerful and easy-to-use survey builder.

[/block_grid_item][/block_grid][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column width=”1/1″][custom_headline type=”left” level=”h1″ looks_like=”h2″]Design Tools[/custom_headline][text_output]Create flyers, brochures, business cards, social media graphic and lots more![/text_output][block_grid type=”three-up”][block_grid_item]canva

Canva gives you everything you need to easily turn ideas into stunning designs. Create designs for Web or print: blog graphics, presentations, Facebook covers, flyers, posters, invitations and so much more.

[/block_grid_item][/block_grid][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column width=”1/1″][custom_headline type=”left” level=”h1″ looks_like=”h2″]Animated Video Tools[/custom_headline][text_output]Video is a great way to communicate an idea.  These clever tools allow you to quickly and easily create an introductory video.[/text_output][block_grid type=”three-up”][block_grid_item]powtoon

Pontoon provide all the animation tools you’ll ever need to immediately begin creating your own professional-looking animated explainer videos and animated presentations.

[/block_grid_item][/block_grid][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column width=”1/1″][custom_headline type=”left” level=”h1″ looks_like=”h2″]Presentation Tools[/custom_headline][text_output]Powerpoint and keynote are fantastic presentation tools, but there are also a lot of great online presentation tools available that can help your pitch stand out from the crowd.[/text_output][block_grid type=”three-up”][block_grid_item]haikudeck
Haiku Deck makes it easy to follow the best practices recommended by experts: simplify your message, use images to amplify emotional impact, and keep formatting clean and consistent.[/block_grid_item][block_grid_item]prezi

Prezi is cloud-based presentation software, so you can present from your browser, desktop, iPad, or iPhone and always have the latest version of your work at your fingertips.[/block_grid_item][/block_grid][/vc_column][/vc_row]