5 Herramientas online para llenar tu Business Canvas

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BMFiddle es nuestra herramienta preferida. Es grátis, fácil de usar, no requiere que te registres y tiene mas de 8 canvas diferentes que puedes llenar. Además, puedes compartir tu canvas con otros usuarios y trabajar en equipo.

  • Grátis!
  • No requiere cuenta
  • Multiples canvas
  • Comparte con otros usuarios

2. Strategyzer

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Screen Shot 2015-05-25 at 3.49.08 PMStrategyzer es la plataforma oficial de Alex Osterwalder, creader del Business Model Canvas. Es probablemente una de las herramientas mas completas y versátiles de utilizar pero tiene un costo.

  • $299 por proyecto cada año
  • Videos con tutoriales
  • Canvas ilimitados
  • Chat interno para colaboración
  • Multi-disciplinario con equipos
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3. Canvanizer

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Canvanizer es una herramienta fundada a necesidad de diferentes Startup Weekends. Los fundadores en Alemania decidieron crear una herramienta que fuera más fácil de utilizar durante los eventos y ahora abrieron la plataforma al público.

  • No tiene costo…
  • +250,000 canvas utilizados en la herramienta
  • Fundadores de Alemania
  • +12 canvas diferentes (no solo business model canvas)

4. Lienzo

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Lienzo es otra herramienta que te puede ayudar a llenar tu Business Canvas en línea. En ella podras colaborar no solo con tu equipo, pero trabajar con mentores, asesores u otras personas que necesites que te ayude durante este proceso.

  • $0 por el primer canvas. $5 al mes después de ese.
  • Multi-lenguaje
  • Colabora con tu equipo
  • Puedes incluir archivos a tu canvas

5. BM Canvas

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BM Canvas es la quinta herramienta que puedes utilizar para llenar tu Business Model Canvas. Es probablemente la herramienta menos versátil y require un registro al accesar.

Estas 5 herramientas online para llenar tu Business Canvas te ayudarán a iterar y poder llenar tu canvas de una forma mas rápida e iterar en el camino. Te aconsejamos llenar tu canvas en físico de primero y después utilizar una de estas 5 herramientas.

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Execution & Design Resources for Startup Weekend Nanaimo

Welcome to Saturday of Startup Weekend Nanaimo! We had a great Friday night and today is off to a great start already.

Some teams don’t have a software developer or designer on them, so we’ve put together a list of resources that may help you show execution and design when you present on Sunday night.

Web Sites

Mobile Apps

Design & Creative

Automation & Integration


Give these a look and the organizers know if we can point you in any other directions.

70 Awesome Tools for Growth Hacking and Bootstrapping your Startup

This post compiles an overview of some of the favourite tools and resources for bootstrapping a startup and employing growth hacking tactics. So, these tools will help you work faster and smarter to get your Startup off the ground. They can also help your team to boost the process during and after a Startup Weekend. So, have a look at these tools first to know best which tool to use when.

70 Awesome Tools for Growth Hacking and Bootstrapping your Startup

Most of the tools mentioned are free or at least have free trials, allowing you to familiarize yourself with the product in advance and add significant value to your startup projects.

Keep on track

So, you want to build your own startup? First of all keep yourself accountable for making progress on your startup:

Generate and organize your ideas

If you have no idea yet, get inspired by watching these 50 Groundbreaking Startup Ideas from Twitter, Airbnb to Evernote and many more.

  • germ.io  lets you capture every eureka moment and very idea and take it through to execution
  • MindNode Pro or MindMeister helps you mindmapping your ideas

Get a name

Is your choosen name available on all services and social media (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Reddit..)?

  • Namecheckr Check domain & social username availability across multiple networks

Design your Business Model – Lean Methodology Sources

  • Business Model Canvas a strategic management and entrepreneurial tool to describe, design, challenge, invent, and pivot your business idea
  • Ash Maurya’s Lean Canvas is similar to Business Model Canvas but outlines a more problem focused approach targeting entrepreneurs and startup businesses
  • Experiment Board Use the lean validation/experiment board to describe, validate and refine your business idea.

Find a co-founder or outsource specific tasks

If you haven’t found a co-founder at Startup Weekend you can use these sites to find a buddy. Or if your team does not have all the skills needed you can outsource specific tasks:

  • CoFoundersLab Find a co-founder for your startup in any city, any industry
  • Founder2be Another online platform that helps to find a co-founder
  • oDesk Find freelancers on oDesk
  • Fiverr  is the marketplace for creative & professional services
  • Elance Find rated web developers, mobile programmers, designers, writers, translators, marketing pros, virtual assistants and more
  • 99designs is the world’s largest online marketplace for design
  • legal Connects startups with qualified specialists to help solve their legal issue

Do Market Research and Customer Validation

  • Statista is a leading international statistics portal on the internet
  • SimilarWeb Analyze your competitors’ traffic and identify growth opportunities
  • Use Moat for real-time, multi-platform marketing & ad analysis of your competitors
  • Google Trends Check the currently trending topic or find the search trend for any keyword of your choice
  • SEMRush Find the Most Shared Content and Key Influencers
  • SurveyMonkey and Google Forms is the simple way to create surveys for customer validation
  • KeywordTool.io is the best free alternative to Google Keyword Planner

Pitch your Startup Idea

Build your MVP – Prototyping, Mockups & Wireframing

Tools that help you build your Minimum Viable Product (MVP):

  • QuickMVP help you to test your ideas, without wasting time or money
  • Optimizely One optimization platform for websites and mobile apps (A/B testing etc.)
  • Marvel a free prototyping and collaboration tool that lets designers transform their files into interactive, sharable prototypes viewable on any device
  • POP transforms your paper sketches into click-through prototypes in minutes
  • Instapage Build fully-functional landing pages on the fly
  • Proto.io is enabling users to create fully interactive mobile app prototypes
  • UI Faces Find and generate sample avatars for user interfaces
  • Balsamiq Mockups is a wireframing tool
  • Moqups is a HTML5 app for creating resolution-independent SVG mockups & wireframes
  • Pixate allows you to create sophisticated animations and interactions for mobile

Get your Design ready

Do Marketing, Social Media & Blogging

  • Buffer is a easy way to publish on social media
  • Hootsuite Best Social media dashboard tool which let you manage all social media channels from single dashboard
  • Mailchimp An email marketing solution to manage contacts, send emails and track results
  • Aweber email marketing software for bloggers which offers email automation, personalisation and offers pre-built template to send beautiful Email newsletter
  • Buzzsumo Analyze what content performs best for any topic or competitor.
  • Portent Content idea generator

Do Cost Calculation and Finance

Startup Stock Photos

Organize yourself and your team, collaborate digital

  • Slack will bring all your communication together in one place through real-time messaging
  • Trello Keeps track of everything and manage your To-Dos
  • Evernote collect and organize your ideas, notes and inspiration
  • Yanado Tasks management inside Gmail
  • IFTTT  helps you to automate business processes and gives control over apps you love
  • Wetransfer Free transfer up to 2GB
  • Dropbox Free space up to 2GB
  • Drp.io Free, fast, private and easy image and file hosting.
  • Asana is a handy project management tool that helps you keep your team and your projects organized in one place
  • Basecamp project management tool that allows different teams to seamlessly collaborate.


Still lacking some tool to get your startup off the ground? Check out this and this site for even more resources and tools! What other resources allow startups to work faster and smarter? Do you have other suggestions for the Startup Weekend teams? Feel free to tweet any ideas to @SWWHH2015 or me directly @contenthorizon.


An Entrepreneur: The Fixing Machine (Comic)



Attention budding entrepreneurs: How handy are you with tools?

Are you ready to get down and dirty and fix what needs it? I hate to “break” it to you but you have to be ready. Starting a company requires you to have the tools to fix anything that’s broken, coupled with the patience to make it happen.  Just as I have a reliable toolkit at home, to fix the leaks, creaks and freaks at my house, an entrepreneur must be able to do that for their own venture.

As Sir Richard Branson said: “Your decision will not always be the best decision. Everyone makes mistakes, but the best thing you can do in the face of a mistake is own up to it. Honesty isn’t just the best policy, it’s the only policy. When a mistake is made, don’t let it consume you. Uncover the problem and get to work on fixing it.”

So what are the components that should be in your toolkit?

  1. Blue Prints – Make a plan for the future
  2. Level – Level your expectations
  3. Nail – Nail down your value proposition
  4. Ruler – Size up the market
  5. Saw – Cut through the clutter
  6. Pliers – Get a grip
  7. Wrench – Tighten a hold on your market
  8. Hammer – Knock down obstacles
  9. Screwdriver – Don’t screw up

 Did we miss anything in your toolkit? Do you have any special tools? Let us know below.

This comic and post were originally created for #entrepreneurfail: Startup Success.

How Whiteboarding Helps Visualize Success

Through years of my life and work with literally thousands of entrepreneurs, I’ve come to believe that there is a correlation between one’s likelihood for success, and one’s ability to visually brainstorm and articulate thoughts. Enter the whiteboard: the pale proving ground for ideas both genius and heinous.

Certainly, in the popular discourse concerning innovative communication technologies, the whiteboard is far from the cutting edge.

A younger cousin of the chalkboard, the whiteboard is neither small nor sleek. It consumes wall space, attracts graffiti, and requires an actual eraser in order to ‘delete.’ It does not deliver impression metrics, nor can it be connected with the cloud. And yet, despite its “square” image among more hip mediums for communication, I relish the opportunity to use the whiteboard as a means of connecting with my team.

Marc Nager, UP Global, Startup Weekend

Whiteboarding is a skill that we know when we see, but that we don’t talk about. It’s obvious when its missing: drawn out meetings, with lots of people and lots of distractions; or the extremely complex, heart-felt vision that someone can’t seem to articulate in a way that’s digestible for everyone else. In fact, when I find myself listening to someone attempting to articulate a vision without the ability to concisely represent their thoughts on a whiteboard, I find myself doubting their vision altogether.

The whiteboard does not replace technology like Photoshop, Asana, or Google Drive, nor does it have to. The whiteboard serves a simpler technological purpose in the office: to get people thinking away from their screens. And as you might expect from a medium adored by engineers, the whiteboard is a medium that wonderfully accommodates non-creatives; where no one cares how beautifully you draw, but rather how effectively your drawings communicate.


In my experience with startups, I’ve found that there’s power in presenting visual ideas offline, particularly when it’s done openly as a team.

UP Global, Marc Nager, Startup Weekend, Startup Next, Startup Education, Startup Digest

My team can attest to my affinity for whiteboard usage, and my success with the medium may have something to do with the following points:

Structuring ideas, in public, is what it takes to get good feedback. Respect the fact that you control the smelly bright marker, and that this might be the first time your colleagues have stepped away from a screen this morning. The change of medium can be a powerful tool for engagement.

Teams appreciate a great note taker; those who save the group time and effort in recording a meeting’s train-of-thought. The whiteboard allows an MC to play presenter and secretary simultaneously, while taking notes for the group rather than the other way around. Productive engagement comes from the participation of the team– shouting out criticisms and contributions– in a fast, efficient, and non-digital format.

The whiteboard enjoys physical and emotional inclusiveness. Even as technology thrills professionals, in-person presentation remains empowering to the audience in a way that has yet to be fully synthesized online. The whiteboard is an open meeting space for my team and me, and is productive in part because of it’s separation from the stream of daily digital activities.

Also, all deletion is permanent, which is central to the creative process of the space. The whiteboard is intended to mitigate the risks of forgetfulness, while remaining free from the anxiety or expectation of permanence.

Be prepared to keep your erasure to a minimum. There’s nothing wrong with removing ideas from the board; however, breaking your train of thought to backtrack can risk the continuity of your presentation. Use the following tips to approach the whiteboard prepared:

Visualize your agenda – if you have a clear agenda for your session, great! Write it down and review it quickly as you kick off. Solicit reactions and suggestions to the agenda, making sure everyone had the chance to be heard. If not, crowdsource a quick agenda. Be sure to always end with a review of action items or next steps.

Know your key statements – force yourself to narrow down a brainstorming sessions to 3 points that YOU want to make. These can be things you believe in or event key questions you don’t yet have answers to. Know these beforehand, write them down somewhere, and keep them in front of you while you run the whiteboard.

Turn the tables – the second you physically stand up and grab a pen, you have the power to ask questions from your audience. Ask questions that get people pointed towards your key statements. If someone is particularly passionate about something, hand them a pen and ask them to write/draw it. The better you do at facilitating others to participate in the conversation, the more committed everyone will be to the outcomes.

• Assign action items – Perhaps the most vital skill is to quickly gather feedback and turn them into actionable steps. Draw a star next to the action and then write the person’s name responsible for them. Be explicit about actions (or lack there of) for every single topic discussed and get a verbal commitment for the owners of each.

• Follow-up – After every good whiteboard session, you should have a lot of information that, to an outsider, will look extremely chaotic. Take a picture and capture an outline summary in an email or Google Doc that you can send to everyone who was there with extremely clear action items and owners for each. Make sure to do it within minutes or at max a couple hours of the meeting happening. Aka don’t over-engineer the follow up. Keep it simple.