Tool Box

This repository offers helpful tools and educational information including articles, handbooks, spreadsheets, and presentations to prepare your team to launch your startup.  

Click on the gray "Resources" bars to expand each section. 

Getting Started 

How do you get from idea to execution? Who can help you? 

Value Proposition 

What is the problem you're solving and who cares? Why is this a problem? What is the context? What trends are driving the issue in the industry/world? 

Go to Market 

Who is your customer? How is the market segmented? Who actually does the selling? What are the channels?


What is your business model and how will you make and sell your product? How will you structure your governance? What tools and functions do you need to think through? 


Where can you find connections to SBIR/STTR programs? What opportunities are out there to compete for funding and attend investment conferences? Where can you link up with local investor groups? 



What are cash and balance sheets? What are my funding options, like friends and family, angels and venture capital? Are SBIR/STTR grants a good option? How do we get revenue flowing? 


What is your licensing strategy? Have you thought about acquisition? Will you have an IPO? How will you grow and run your company to attain these goals?