Student Resources

Techstars Entrepreneur’s Toolkit

No matter what stage of the journey you’re on, the Techstars Entrepreneur’s Toolkit can help learn the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and accelerate your success. Select any of the modules below to help you take the next step.

1. Build Your Lean Canvas

Share your thinking and pivot.

2. Understand Your Customers

Know their problem better than anyone else

3. Understand Category Design

Learn how to create and dominate markets

4. Create New Markets With Category Design

Execute your Category Design strategy

5. Position Your Product

Effectively communicate key messaging

6. Brand Your Business

Use the most powerful branding tools

7. Give Your Elevator Pitch

Effectively describe your business

8. Get More Done

Set productive personal and team habits

9. Grow Your Business With KPIs

Use performance indicators to scale up

10. Make Progress With Goals

Learn effective goal setting

11. Check Your Progress

Measure and pivot your goals

12. Master Your Pitch

Intrigue them by demonstrating

13. Navigate Cofounder Relationships

Build healthy cofounder relationships

14. Engage With Mentors

Build relationships with mentors

15. Twenty One Ways to Blow Up Your Company

Avoid these company pitfalls

16. Build an Investor Pipeline

Improve your odds in raising capital

17. EQ for Entrepreneurs

EQ is a powerful tool that can impact the success of your business

18. Build a Diverse Workforce

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts can help boost growth