Resources: Entrepreneurship 101

Resources: Entrepreneurship 101

Recommended Books & Ebooks:

  1. “The Lean Startup” by Eric Ries: A guide on how startups can use lean thinking principles.
  2. “Zero to One” by Peter Thiel: Insights into innovation and building the future.

Websites & Blogs:

  1. Entrepreneur: A leading source for the latest news and advice for entrepreneurs.
  2. Startup Grind: A global startup community designed to educate and inspire entrepreneurs.

Tools & Software:

  1. Mind Meister: A tool for brainstorming ideas collaboratively.
  2. SurveyMonkey: Useful for validating business ideas through surveys.


  1. How I Built This with Guy Raz: Stories behind some of the world’s best-known companies and innovators.
  2. The Pitch: Entrepreneurs pitch their startups to investors.

Workshops & Webinars:

  1. General Assembly: Offers workshops on ideation and startup methodologies.
  2. Startup Weekend: A hands-on experience where entrepreneurs can find out if their startup ideas are viable.

Networking & Events:

  1. Meetup: Check local entrepreneurial meetups for brainstorming sessions and feedback circles.
  2. Founders Network: A private community for tech startup founders.

Forums & Communities:

  1. Indie Hackers: A community for entrepreneurs to learn and build their own companies.
  2. Startup Nation: Forum dedicated to entrepreneurship, from idea to growth.

Case Studies:

  1. Dropbox: Their initial video demo that drove hundreds of thousands of people to sign up before the product was even launched.
  2. Airbnb: How they validated their business idea with a simple website and a few rented air mattresses.

Financial Resources:

  1. Startup Financial Model: A tool for building financial forecasts for startups.
  2. Offers a variety of financial templates for startups.

Regulatory & Compliance Information:

  1. U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA): Provides guidelines for starting and managing a business.