Resources

 

Links, books and resources that are helpful to the AfroTech community curated from AfroTech Speakers and partners.

 

Last Updated // January 2018

 

STARTING A COMPANY

How to start a startup

Engaging with a lawyer

Startup Law Dictionary

Hiring Engineering Managers

 

STARTUP METRICS AND GROWTH

Metrics you should be tracking

Scaling your startup

Conversion XL + Blog

Andrew Chen (Blog)

Kissmetrics (Blog)

Mobile Growth Handbook

Hacking Growth (Book)

The Growth Show (Podcast)

Brian Balfour (Blog)

Hitenism

 

CUSTOMER/USER ACQUISITION

GrowthHackers

Inbound

How to Acquire Users – The Complete Guide

The Definitive Guide to Growth Hacking

The Beginner’s Guide to Conversion Rate Optimization

35 Growth Hacking Tools For Marketers Who Don’t Code

Content Marketing Stack

 

BUSINESS MODELS AND REVENUE

Business model canvas

Pricing Pages – curated directory of sales pages that convert

The Challenger Sale (Book)

 

FINANCIALS

Financial Modeling

Accounting

 

FOR FOUNDERS RAISING

Responsibilities and expectations for various roles within a VC firm

AngelList — find investors or prospective hires  on this funding platform for angel and seed stage companies

Understanding the cap table and founder ownership

First Search – First Round’s searchable database

Valuations

Valuations based on Revenue

https://pitchbook.com/

 

FOR HUSTLERS

Recommended read: Creative Confidence

Breaking Into Startups (Podcast)

Remote Starter Kit

How I Built This (Podcast)

Entrepreneur Tools

 

FOR UI/UX DESIGNERS

Site of the Day Inspiration

10 New Principles Of Good Design

Recommended read: The Best Interface is No Interface

Recommend Blog: Julie Zhuo

IDEO Blog: The Octopus

Don’t Make Me Think

Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems

Dribble.com

Core77.com

AIGA.com

IDSA.com

 

FOR BACKEND ENGINEERS AND HACKERS

Hacker News

 

FOR VCS AND ANGEL INVESTORS

Angel List

Pipeline Angels

HBCUvc online course

Kauffman Fellows Academy + TechStard: Venture deals online course

Brad Feld’s Many lessons on Venture Capital and entrepreneurship

 

PREPPING FOR A TECHNICAL INTERVIEW

For Designers

 

CONFERENCES

Black Tech Week
Launch

Tech Inclusion

Startup Grind

GrowthHackers

Weapons of Mass Distribution

99U – Creative Conference

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