Resources for Startups


You will find many helpful documents and links below - some developed specifically for entrepreneurs in the TIA Student Incubator; all relevant to entrepreneurs launching ventures.

This is an ever-evolving page, so check back frequently.

Incubator Lectures (Videos)

1. An Entrepreneur's Life: What do we all have in common? (2014.09.07, Andy Greenfield)

2. Presenting Your Venture (2013.10.05, Bob Gold)

3. Building a Team (2015.11.05, Andy Greenfield)

4. Optimizing Your Venture (2013.11.02, Andy Greenfield)

5. Tech Talent (2016.01.30, Joey Petracca, Yuni Sameshima, & Nicolo Giorgi)

6. The Ask (2016.02.27, Tim O’Neill)

1. KICKOFF: What do we all have in common? & Personal Brand (2016.08.27, Andy Greenfield)

2. Building a Team (2016.09.24, Andy Greenfield)

3. Presenting Your Venture (2016.11.05, Bob Gold)

4. Optimizing Your Venture (2016.12.03, Andy Greenfield)

5a. Tech Talent (2016.01.30, Joey Petracca, Yuni Sameshima, & Nicolo Giorgi)

5b. The Ask (2017.01.28, Tim O’Neill)

6. Problem Solving and Branding (2017.02.25, Andy Greenfield)

Incubator Lectures (Powerpoint)

Quality Entrepreneurship News, Feeds & Newsletters

Hacker News - user generated tech news

TechCrunch - startup news

Crunchbase - track companies, their investors and more

AngelList - see who’s raising capital, who’s hiring and who’s investing

Mashable - startup news

First Round Review - active blog from top-tier VC

Fred Wilson (AVC) - great entrepreneurship mind

Paul Graham - great entrepreneurship mind

Steve Blank - great entrepreneurship mind

Clay Christensen - great entrepreneurship mind

UVC Entrepreneurship Events Calendar - startup events in Upstate NY

Pro-Rata - important newsletter to follow with daily fundraises and startup stories

Term Sheet - important newsletter to follow with daily fundraises and startup stories

Crunchbase Daily - important newsletter to follow with daily fundraises and startup stories

The MBA is Dead - The MBA Is Dead is the world’s most comprehensive database of startup accelerators.

Direct Links to Online Startup Tools

Hubspot Academy - tons of value-add certification on marketing, sales, etc., that will help you grow your venture

Chenango Valley Tech - manufacturing a plastic product? Call these guys just down the road

ThomasNet - search engine for suppliers for products and services nationwide

Cornell Food Science 4000 - food startups get consulting from food science students at Cornell

Northeast Center for Food Entrepreneurship - more targeted testing and services for startup food companies

Inbound Sales Certification Course - hubspot course on inbound sales


https://bubble.is/ -create web applications without knowing to code

https://marvelapp.com/ (prototype testing)

www.hotgloo.com (wireframing)

www.balsamiq.com (wireframing)

www.productlaunchers.co/ (help get your products marketed and into stores)

https://website.grader.com/ (Hubspot’s website grader)

www.hootsuite.com (manage social media)

www.mailchimp.com (mass emailing with style)

www.launchrock.com (before you live)

www.github.com (project management and developer repository)

http://basecamphq.com (project management)

www.typekit.com (great fonts)

www.hostdime.com (cheap/good dedicated server provider)

www.asana.com


Echoing Green

Cordes Fellowship

Ariane de Rothschild Fellowship

Starting Bloc Fellowship - Numerous Colgate people have participated in this incubator program

Y Combinator Non-Profits

Youth Service America Grants - small awards every 2 months generally in the $2,000-10,000 range for community service projects. Students/youth need an affiliate organization, which could be Colgate University if this were for a student club for example.

Draper Richards Kaplan Fellows -for social entrepreneurs

TED Fellowship - great networking for anyone! even mentors..

Funding & Media Opportunities for Social & Non-profit Startups

Internship/Job Opportunities from TIA Community

Pitch Competitions and Conferences