Browse Sites By Category: Startup Communities
ideaswatch.com — This is a fun site where people post business and startup ideas. It has a social login through the big four: Twitter, Google, Facebook and Linkedin. I used the wrong Twitter account to log in though and it used a picture I didn't want, and there is apparently no way to delete an account, but I eventually was able to join with my Google account. This site is really basic - and that is what is nice about it. All you really can do is post business ideas, and then these are list, and people either express interest or they don't. Ideas posted on this site are moderated, and the message I received was that it takes up to two days to approve an idea. The site currently has about 5000 members - which is not bad but like all sites of this types seems to be dominated by the "regulars". Still, some good stuff here, and easy to navigate, so it is worth a look.
businesspartners.com — This is one of the major partner matching sites. The registration system collects a good deal of information - for the most part the correct information, and the site seems to have a large number of users - when I checked it said 137,00 were online. Their search, however, is weak. Looking for "partners in your area I only found one about 60 miles from me, and then several pages of people on the other side of the world. Also, many of the profiles were of very low quality or were just created to promote a business. I have gotten several "wants to be your partner" messages since I joined there that seem a bit spammy. I also looked at their "highest potential matches" functions, and couldn't make any rhyme or reason out of it - it seemed almost like it could be random matches from their database. There didn't seem to be much else on the site except for a "groups" function but most did not seem to be active.
1701 days ago 1 comments From: RobGordon Categories: Startup Communities Tags: online community business competitions
istart.org — This is a network developed by the Kauffman Foundation, and is said to be is an online resource for new business ideas. It emphasizes business plan competitions and has recently added business profiles.
answers.startup.com — A site that lets startup companies ask any question they want, and other startup companies jump in and answer. The quality of the interaction is generally very high, and registration is easy and free. Highly recommended.
Kickstarter.com — Kickstarter is a funding platform for artists, designers, filmmakers,musicians, journalists, inventors, explorers. A proposal is made for funding a project, and if enough money is committed, the project gets funded.
StartupNation.com — StartupNation is a free service founded by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. We created this site to be your one-stop shop for entrepreneurial success, and we’re thrilled that StartupNation has grown to be the leading online content and community resource for entrepreneurs.