12 tools to start your startup on a budget


It’s never been easier and cheaper to build a startup. What just a few years ago meant millions of dollars in software engineering salaries, infrastructure, and servers (yes, people used to buy their own big, physical servers and stack them in cooled rooms) you can now do virtually for free.

On the flip side, it’s harder and harder to pick the right tools from the vast options of free and paid tools.

In this short (compared to the 1999 NY phonebook), valuable (you tell me?) and fun (an entrepreneur, a priest and a rabbi walk into a bar) article I will show you the tools and tactics I (and other entrepreneurs) use when building my startups.

As a bonus, even before we go into the tools, I will show you a trick that can bring you $30K in free credits and tools. Yes, you’ve seen it right. It’s $30 with a K. Most people don’t know about this one. (more…)