This section contains stuff that the crew of the DCU Ryan Academy love. Generally we have categorized these into: Tools – Info – Advice – Fun
We hope you also enjoy and value this stuff we love!
There’s a saying that goes no risk, no reward, but what if the risk was manageable?
This great guide from Leo Polovets at Susa Ventures talks through some of the initial risk factors and common problems that start ups face. The list is then ranked from 1 to 5, helping you to quickly see where you fall on the spectrum.
A really great tool from a software engineer turned VC.
Looking to progress your entrepreneurial spirit?
Have a read of the following article to see a few ideas to encourage you along the way.
We have another cool websiteÂ for you to have a look at.
‘Email Hunter’ does exactly what it says on the tin. Simply type in a domain name (e.g. www.ryanacademy.ie) and Email Hunter will return a list of every email address available on the internet, belonging to that domain. Save yourselfÂ valuable research time!
Check it out HERE
There areÂ tonnesÂ of free resources online for business owners – but the real question isÂ -Â are they actually any use?! And how can you try before you ‘buy’? Here’s an easy way to save yourself some time and effort!
We’ve discovered an awesomeÂ list that orders free online resources into a huge variety of categories from app development toÂ finding co-founders – with each source listed in order ofÂ popularity. Simples! Get browsing here
Frontline Ventures built the Startup Navigation Manual to outlineÂ the major first steps founders take, and the pitfalls toÂ be avoided â€” at the beginning ofÂ the long road from company formation to theÂ ultimate mature stage as a large and free-standing company, active in global markets.
This manualÂ is based on the commercial investing experience of theFrontlineÂ team and the legal experience of SÃofra FloodÂ (former COO of Swrve and Drop), who has had a long and successful career in early-stage tech.
There are better ways to share practical experience within the tech industry. Our communities are filled withÂ people with amazing experience and insight; those insights should be shared, so that early-stage foundersÂ can start out on the right path, spend less time learning about legal issues from scratch, and focus on growing their businesses.
Access the manual by clicking HERE
A brilliant eBook from BulletHQÂ on government funding for startups. Complete with handy infographics to clarify application timelines and valuable insights from industry experts – one to add to your reading list! Click on the image to download.
Uncategorized December 10, 2015
SWOT often gets overlooked as something that’s a bit old-school, however if it’s done properly, it can be a quick and useful tool to help you think about your Strengths – Weakness – Opportunities and Threats.
Check out this ‘Essential Guide to SWOT Analysis’ byÂ Justin Gomer & Jackson Hille.
Tools October 28, 2015
Check what domains and usernames are available – great for finding out if your idea for a new business name is available across the board of web domains and social media sites.
Tools October 23, 2015
The goal of Builtwith.com is to help developers, researchers and designers find out what technologies webpages are using which may help them to decide what technologies to implement themselves.
Advice October 14, 2015
With more and more marketers increasing their spendÂ on content marketing, Â itâ€™s clear that content is making its way to the top of the priority list for many organizations.
Here’s a really usefulÂ list of ebooks from curata.com with advice on various content marketing topics –