What tools do you use (have used) to create your startup (Idea to product launch)?

Producthunt is filled with great startup creators, so i'm excited to see the tools that you've used when creating your startup. i.e. idea generators, mind mapping, idea validation, etc. It will be very helpful for the new startup creators.
RamResearching about the 'Startups' · Edited

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Value Proposition Design

Book: Follow up to Business Model Generation

Nichole Elizabeth DeMeré3Moderator at Product Hunt · Written
Value Proposition Design helps you tackle a core challenge of every business — creating compelling products and services customers want to buy. This practical book, paired with its online companion, will teach you the processes and tools you need to succeed.
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Google Docs

Omer Molad3Co-founder and CEO @ Vervoe · Written
Might sound simplistic compared to other tools, but at Vervoe we have probably used Google docs and sheets more than anything else because it's the easiest way to work collaboratively on ideas and develop concepts as a team.
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Strategyzer App

This app help you sketch out business ideas using the Business Model & Value Proposition Canvas. You can work on it together with your team and quickly test if the rough numbers indicate an idea worth pursuing
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Atomic.io 2.0

Ultra fast, scalable and fully collaborative prototyping

Kunal Bhatia22Co-founder & Design Lead @SlidesUp · Written
I love prototyping as a way to validate my product ideas. That's why I'd recommend Atomic very highly. As Daniel Burka said on a recent Higher Resolution Podcast (Ep. 7), prototype your way to massive influence!
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Validation Board

Test Startup Ideas Without Wasting Time or Money (By Lean)

Ayush Mittal12bro @boombro, Founder RefR ✌ · Written
Another free tool to implement the lean process and test your startup idea
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Startup Rocket Framework

Framework to help entrepreneurs w/ the first critical steps

Jarod StewartSr. Software Engineer, Yonomi · Written
I've been using this kinda with a grain of salt but definitely helps frame the right questions. Helps validate your idea, recruit your team, design and build your product, acquire customers, iterate toward Product-Market Fit, and successfully bootstrap or land funding.
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Startup Stash

A curated directory of 400 resources & tools for startups

Adelaida SofiaCo-founder at Nomo FOMO · Written
This has helpful tools for every step of the way!
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Recruitee

A fast, easy, collaborative hiring tool

Beth HudsonSocial Media Marketer, Recruitee · Written
A team is the foundation of a startup. How many successful businesses have you seen that have a disjointed team that isn't on the same page? Recruitee is an ATS (Applicant Tracking System) that allows collaboration during the hiring process. I work with them, so I can vouch for their expertise if you have any question to ask them. Plus, the careers site editor helps attract the right talent!
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Canvanizer

Brainstorm better concepts together with your team

Free tool for fill your Business Model Canvas! You can share a secret canvas url with your team. All changes are synced for all users with the same canvas opened. And you can choose from many pre-structured canvas templates.
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RozBahramiDigital Media Manager, Skyprep · Written
My team used BoostHQ! We created different channels relating to different aspects of our startup i.e. marketing, development, iOS, expenses etc and shared content with team members that were in each individual channel. It allowed us to collaborate effectively with each other but with content being the main focus not messaging like Slack. We noticed while using Slack that a lot of our content would get lost in an endless stream of chat threads, BoostHQ was the perfect solution :)
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