The number one most important element for the success of a startup isn’t where it’s located or how much funding it raises or even the idea itself. The number one thing – the element that any serial entrepreneur knows that you must have – is a solid team that works well together, fills each other’s gaps, and can spend thousands of hours working through tough issues together without wanting to kill each other.
But how do you find that team? Even people who live in startup hubs like San Francisco and New York have a hard time tracking down folks to collaborate with and for those of us outside those main areas, it can also seem impossible. Unless you’re extremely well connected in the tech world or you’re going into business with your best friend, finding your fellow dreamers and innovators can be tricky.
These days more and more people are learning the skills that enable them to be a vital member of a startup team. For designers who don’t have programmers and marketers without websites, that crowdsourcing can happen on Designbook.
An all-in-one platform for product collaboration and creation.
Entrepreneurs with a winning idea can log into Designbook with their LinkedIn profiles, which will automatically add their skill sets to the platform. They can then crowdsource the perfect fits for rounding out their team by searching the database of current members.
Once the team is formed, companies can manage and develop their new product in-house in the app using the internal project management tool. They can also choose to pay their team members either in cash or with equity, depending on their needs as entrepreneurs.
When fundraising time rolls around, companies will be able to create and store their business plans, pitch decks, and prototypes within Designbook. The site will also help entrepreneurs with the fundraising process, giving them a choice between crowdfunding or the more traditional angel and VC investment routes.
So, dreamers, innovators, entrepreneurs, and engineers: if you’re looking for a site that can help guide you through the entire process of taking a company from idea to reality, check out Designbook.