Google Docs lets you create documents that can be shared easily. It's a brilliant resource for working team members to work on documents, like word documents or spreadsheets at the same time.
You will need a Google account, and all your documents will be stored on your Google Drive.
A Kanban Board is a work and workflow visualization tool that enables you to optimize the flow of your work. It will keep everyone working on the project on the same page. It's incredibly easy to use and very useful for keeping track of tasks.
Your team will be provided with a Kanban board (A2 format) during Mashup, and with sticky notes that you will use to communicate status, progress, and issues and keep track of your team's project management.
Figure.nz is a charity devoted to getting people to use data about New Zealand.
Figure.nz pulls together New Zealand’s public sector, private sector and academic data in one place and makes it easy for people to use in a simple graphical form for free. Figure.nz presents the data clearly and in an easy to access manner so that you can use it to put a school project together, fact-check a story, make a business decision based on the size of your market or build an app based on clean public licensed data. You can now do stuff that matters more easily with Open Data.
The Lean Canvas is one-page business model that is quite quick to create. It begins with the problem, a proposed solution, the channels to achieving the solution, costs involved and the anticipated revenue streams. The Lean Canvas provides a step-by-step problem-solution oriented approach, which is where to start before developing any idea.
Ash Maurya created the Lean Canvas because business plans take too long to write, are seldom updated, and almost never read by others and do not document your hypotheses, whereas this is key to a scalable, repeatable and sustainable business model.
The Lean Canvas is portable (one page) and easy to share with others, concise as it helps you distill the essence of your product and effective to document and communicate your progress.
The Lean Canvas is the tool of choice for all Startup Weekend events in New Zealand.
ICED - Idea Customers Evolution and Development - is a framework to help your and your team bring your idea to life by focusing your solution on what your customers want within the context of Mashup.
ICED takes into account the timeframe of Mashup, the relative inexperience of participants with the concept of Lean Canvas, customer discovery and customer validation, and the objective of building a prototype that can be presented alongside a customer profile and revenue model in a final five-minute pitch.
Read how to start using ICED here
Survey Monkey allows you to create and send surveys with ease. Create any type of survey—from simple to sophisticated— with this powerful and easy-to-use survey builder.
This is another perfect tool to validate your Mashup project! You need to create an account and the free option lets you build a 10-question survey and obtain up to 100 replies.
Ionic.io is a web service for creating and building apps for all major platforms. Creator is a super simple prototyping tool for building real hybrid mobile apps (using Ionic). It takes the pain out of wiring up your app’s architecture and UI from the ground up, by letting you visually build your app with drag-and-drop mobile components and templates.
Ionic.io also comes with tons of tutorials. You will need to create an account to use Ionic.io and it is free for one project.
XPRS is a website builder. This website builder is the quickest for building responsive websites that work on mobile, tablets and desktop devices.
XPRS is not your typical drag and drop website builder: with XPRS you build your site using a huge selection of ready-made flexible Stripes. No coding, super-simple & it's fully responsive. It also comes with an integral eCommerce and blogging. You need to obtain a free license to get started with XPRS, so if you are planning to use this platform contact XPRS now to get it.