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Charleston Tech Wiki

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Welcome to Charleston Tech!

An organization dedicated to advancing technological innovation and collaboration in Charleston, South Carolina.

 

 

Current Projects 

RipCord - smart, portable strength training equipment

Smart Collar - pet monitoring system

 

 

 

Business Resources

BizBuilder SC

BizFilings.com Business Owner's Toolkit

Charleston Digital Corridor

Charleston Regional Development Alliance

Charleston Small Business Development Center

Foundation for Enterprise Development

Kauffman Foundation - Entrepreneurship

SCORE - Find a Mentor

Small Business Charleston

U.S. Small Business Administration

StartupNation

 

 

Educational Resources

Coding resources

     8 Useful Resources to Learn How to Code Quickly

     W3Schools

Coursera.org

E Squared (Educational class search)

Education-portal.com

edX

Khan Academy

Machinedesign.com

MIT OCW

Saylor Foundation     

Technology Entrepreneurship - Stanford class (Prof. Eesley's blog)

TradePub.com - free trade magazines & technical papers

Udacity

 

 

Research Resources

American Fact Finder

FedStats.com

Google Patents

Google Scholar

 

Harvard Business School - Baker Library

SBA Office of Economic Research

 

Entrepreneurial Blogs & Publications

Alltop (Guy Kawasaki's aggregator)

For Entrepreneurs (David Skok, Matrix Partners)

Entrepreneur Magazine

Harvard Business Review

Inc Magazine

Jim Vileta's Business Research Launch Pad (University of Minnesota)

Paul Graham (Y Combinator)

Rita McGrath (Columbia University)

Roger Martin

Startup Lessons Learned (Eric Ries)

Steve Blank

TechCrunch

Tim Ferriss

Venture Beat

VentureBlog (David Hornik, August Capital)

Vijay Govindarajan

Vincius Vacanti

 

Supplier & Prototyping Resources

International sourcing

     Alibaba

     Global sources

     MFG.com

Plastics

     Protomold - injection molding and rapid prototyping

Shapeways - metal 3D printing

ExOne - sand, metal, glass 3D printing

3D Systems - 3D printers and 3D printing, based in Rock Hill, SC

 

Technical Resources

3dCADCentral - free CAD models

efunda

Electronics
     Arduino - open source Wiring platform/microcontroller (forum)

     Electric Imp - easy WiFi integration

     Raspberry Pi - $25 ARM GNU/Linux board (forum)

Engineer's Edge

GrabCAD - free CAD models

Make Lab Charleston - Charleston's local Hacker Space

MakerBot / Thingiverse

Protomold's YouTube channel - plastic injection molding design

 

Operational Resources

Authorize.net (payment gateway, requires shopping cart)

CRM

     Highrise by 37signals

     Zen Desk

Docstoc - professional, legal, and financial documents

Employment Law Information Network

Expensify - expense reports

Financial Projections Model (first 5 years)

IRS Small Business

Legal

     Legal Zoom - legal documents

     FindLaw Small Business

Marketing

     HootSuite - Social media management

     MailChimp - email newsletters and mailing lists

     PRLog.com - free press release distribution

Project Outline Template

Project Management

     Asana

     Basecamp by 37signals

     PBWorks (more than just a wiki)

Square - mobile CC payment system

Trade Show News Network - Top Trade Shows

ULINE - packaging materials (small MOQ & fast delivery)

Web development

     Freedigitalphotos.net - free stock photos

     LaunchRock - Quick & easy launch page

     Simple Machines - free forum software

     Weebly - Quick & easy website builder

 

 

Funding Resources

AngelList

Charleston Angel Partners

Crowdfunding

     Kickstarter

     Rock The Post

Funding Post

GoBig Network

Google.org

Venture Capital Firms

     KPCB

     Sequoia

 


Accelerator/Incubator Programs

Bolt (Boston - internet-connected hardware)

Global Accelerator Network

HAXLR8R (Bay Area, Shenzhen - hardware)

National Business Incubation Association - search for incubators

PCH Accelerator

Shopify Build-A-Business

TechStars (Boulder, Boston, NYC, Seattle - mostly web-based companies)

Y Combinator (Silicon Valley - mostly web-based companies)

 

 

Books

Democratizing Innovation by Eric Von Hippel (free)

Discovery Driven Growth by Rita McGrath

The Innovator's Solution by Clayton Christensen

Innovation and Entrepreneurship by Peter Drucker

The Lean Startup by Eric Ries

The Portable MBA in Entrepreneurship (& Case Studies) by William Bygrave and Andrew Zacharakis

Product Design and Development by Karl Ulrich and Steven Eppinger

Smart Customers, Stupid Companies: Why Only Intelligent Companies Will Thrive, and How To Be One of Them by Michael Hinshaw and Bruce Kasanoff

The Startup Owner's Manual: A Step By Step Guide for Building a Great Company by Steve Blank and Bob Dorf

Ten Rules for Strategic Innovators: From Idea to Execution by Vijay Govindarajan

 

Forums

Physics Forums

 

 

 

Further Entrepreneurial Resource Lists

Entrepreneurship Education Resource

Harvard Business School - Entrepreneurship

 

 


 

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