StartupDevKit Online Startup Incubator and Accelerator Platform

StartupDevKit empowers aspiring entrepreneurs and startups from idea to growth-stage, helping to create sustainable and successful startups. We help by providing an extensive platform of resources, an idea validation course, community, and partner benefits packages. What’s more, we’re launching our own 3-5 month online accelerator program course soon. Stay tuned!

Our platform is available to everyone, providing an equal opportunity for all instead of just a handful of startups each year. Therefore, we don’t ask for equity.

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StartupDevKit Online Startup Incubator and Accelerator Platform

StartupDevKit empowers aspiring entrepreneurs and startups from idea to growth-stage, helping to create sustainable and successful startups. We help by providing an extensive platform of resources, an idea validation course, community, and partner benefits packages. What’s more, we’re launching our own 3-5 month online accelerator program course soon. Stay tuned!

Our platform is available to everyone, providing an equal opportunity for all instead of just a handful of startups each year. Therefore, we don’t ask for equity.

Get started now to explore our extensive platform of resources.

Sign Up For Free

No credit card necessary

Meet Our Founder and CEO, Carl Potak

Hi. I’m Carl Potak, the Founder and CEO of StartupDevKit and want to share the story of why I created StartupDevKit.

A little bit about me: I’m passionate about entrepreneurship and empowering the startup ecosystem. I’m a serial entrepreneur and founded several startups since 2007. I have backgrounds in marketing, analytics, mentoring, web development, writing, and startups.

I’ve always had a knack for identifying gaps in markets and my experience with startups enabled me to spot solvable gaps in the startup ecosystem where we’re unfortunately seeing 90% of startups fail.

I’ve had both successes and failures, learning from them and from those of others. A lot of failures comes down to a lack of education, proper mindset, team dynamics, marketing, and easy access to resources from the most necessary verticals — especially for first-time founders and their teams.

With this in mind, I wanted to prevent more people from experiencing failure and enable more startups to become profitable and flourish. I built almost this entire platform myself and the content in the platform is specifically geared towards enabling growth in those verticals — and more. And, I wanted to continue learning everything I could to help as many people as I can.

What’s more, I’m writing a book about the root causes of the top 20 reasons why startups fail, how to prevent them, and what to do instead.

Look — some people learn by doing and failing, but it’s not the only way to learn what to do and what not to do. The truth is that anyone with a validated startup idea who’s willing to put in the work to consistently learn and grow can be profitable and sustainable. But it takes a lot of education and iteration to find out what works for you.

Startups need education and resources to help them start, build, grow, and thrive — all in one place. For the reasons above, I developed StartupDevKit, and hope StartupDevKit can empower you too.

Meet Our Founder and CEO, Carl Potak

 

Hi. I’m Carl Potak, the Founder and CEO of StartupDevKit and want to share the story of why I created StartupDevKit.

A little bit about me: I’m passionate about entrepreneurship and empowering the startup ecosystem. I’m a serial entrepreneur and founded several startups since 2007. I have backgrounds in marketing, analytics, mentoring, web development, writing, and startups.

I’ve always had a knack for identifying gaps in markets and my experience with startups enabled me to spot solvable gaps in the startup ecosystem where we’re unfortunately seeing 90% of startups fail.

I’ve had both successes and failures, learning from them and from those of others. A lot of failures comes down to a lack of education, proper mindset, team dynamics, marketing, and easy access to resources from the most necessary verticals — especially for first-time founders and their teams.

With this in mind, I wanted to prevent more people from experiencing failure and enable more startups to become profitable and flourish. I built almost this entire platform myself and the content in the platform is specifically geared towards enabling growth in those verticals — and more. And, I wanted to continue learning everything I could to help as many people as I can.

What’s more, I’m writing a book about the root causes of the top 20 reasons why startups fail, how to prevent them, and what to do instead.

Look — some people learn by doing and failing, but it’s not the only way to learn what to do and what not to do. The truth is that anyone with a validated startup idea who’s willing to put in the work to consistently learn and grow can be profitable and sustainable. But it takes a lot of education and iteration to find out what works for you.

Startups need education and resources to help them start, build, grow, and thrive — all in one place. For the reasons above, I developed StartupDevKit, and hope StartupDevKit can empower you too..

Who StartupDevKit Helps

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Aspiring startup founders with startup ideas who want to validate or invalidate their idea before moving forward.

Early-stage startups anywhere from building an MVP to growing your team and achieving strong growth, and to raising capital and preparing to scale.

Consultants and agencies who want to gain a greater edge by using our resources to expand their capabilities.

Physical incubators and accelerators, schools, and pre-seed/seed venture capital firms who want to augment their their portfolio startups with more helpful resources.

Examples of Helpful Resources on the StartupDevKit Platform

Videos

  • Curated startup video series from Google and Y-Combinator
  • Startup conference videos
  • Curated marketing videos
  • Curated fundraising videos
  • And more

Guides and Articles

  • How to validate a startup idea
  • How to start a startup
  • How to find a co-founder and what to look for
  • How to build a minimum viable product
  • How to write a startup executive summary
  • How to get press
  • The complete guide to customer success

Templates

  • Organizational templates
  • Financial templates
  • Lean business canvas template
  • Executive summary template
  • Competitive analysis and market research templates
  • Pitch deck templates
  • Go-to-market (GTM) strategy templates
  • And more

Helpful Lists

  • List of over 550 startup tools 
  • VC firm lists for pre-seed, seed, and series A rounds by industry, location, and investment-stage
  • Angel investors list
  • Press list of 3300+ contacts
  • Startup directories list
  • Viral tools list
  • Founders list (over 6000 contacts)
  • And more

Some of the Growth-Based Verticals Covered

Growth Case Studies and Stories

Real life examples are always great to have. Learn from other startups on how they achieved massive growth for themselves and get step by step directions on what they did.

Customer Success and Retention Resources

Customer retention strategies and having a well-planned customer success plan are key for any startup. Use the resources we’ve curated to learn how to keep your customers happy so they stick around and keep using your product or service. 

Pre-Launch and Launching Resources

Get resources that will help you form your pre-launch and launching strategy so you don’t have to re-invent the wheel and start from scratch.

Fundraising Resources

Whether you’re looking to raise venture capital, angel investment, or crowdfund, these resources will help you with that process. You’ll learn best practices on how to do it, get resources to help you find your target VC firms and/or angel investors, and more.

Marketing Resources

Achieve more growth and find a large gamut of marketing resources in this section, covering over 20 categories so you can get helpful info on almost any topic.

Business Development Resources

Get a greater edge on your business development practices and find resources that will help you expand your startup’s outreach and develop lasting and valuable connections.

Testimonials

  • "StartupDevKit has been indispensable for my startup with the wealth of different resources, the mentoring, and feedback I’ve received from its Founder, Carl Potak. Since working with him, we have raised a full seed round in funding for our blockchain startup.

    I would implore any startup founder to tap into his knowledge, the vast startup resources this platform has to offer, and will continue to bring."

  • “I’ve been in the market to find a startup incubator that’s convenient to join and has very effective solutions from development to marketing.

    StartupDevKit has helped me to get on the right track, stay focused on my business, and avoid mistakes I would have made on my own.

    The platform is easy to use and there’s so much quality content in the blog and incubator platform - it’s really great. I’m happy I decided to work with Carl at StartupDevKit."

  • "As a virtual reality gaming and content studio that started in mid-2018, it was hard finding people who believed in us and our vision.

    We stumbled upon StartupDevKit when looking around for startup mentoring platforms and saw that Carl mentors startups. He told us upfront he wasn't overly familiar with the VR industry, but said he could still provide us with meaningful support and expert knowledge in startup development and marketing.

    We're happy to say that he was right and we have definitely enjoyed working with Carl. Not only has he given us great advice that has helped us grow, but he's helped to keep the team motivated and focused. StartupDevKit's platform combined with his mentoring has been a game-changer for us and look forward to continuing working with him."

    - The Team at DVNC

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