Moving from an idea to an actual living, breathing startup is not an easy task. However, there are significant amount of resources to affordably and rapidly get you rolling. We have gathered some of our favorite resources to help you.
— Dave Gee, Co-Advisor of CEO and Launch Pad and Founder of Sales Sherpas, Bungee, and Classmunity
The University of Wisconsin - Whitewater Launch Pad -  A premier student startup accelerator. Students receive startup training, coaching, roundtable events and access to marketing, legal, accounting resources and more.

The University of Wisconsin - Whitewater Launch Pad -  A premier student startup accelerator. Students receive startup training, coaching, roundtable events and access to marketing, legal, accounting resources and more.

Whitewater Incubation Program - An excellent resources for world class office space, meeting rooms, mentors and training programs.

Whitewater Incubation Program - An excellent resources for world class office space, meeting rooms, mentors and training programs.

Elance - Global network of graphic designers, programmers and more...

Elance - Global network of graphic designers, programmers and more...

Wisconsin Department of Financials Institutions - Secure your business name and legal status for the State of Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Department of Financials Institutions - Secure your business name and legal status for the State of Wisconsin.

Live Plan - Develop a comprehensive, professional business plan and pitch deck whether it be for a business plan competition, investors or a class.

Live Plan - Develop a comprehensive, professional business plan and pitch deck whether it be for a business plan competition, investors or a class.

GoDaddy - Secure your website address, set-up your email addresses, host your website and more...

GoDaddy - Secure your website address, set-up your email addresses, host your website and more...

Insightly - Setup your own Customer Relationship Management system for free.

Insightly - Setup your own Customer Relationship Management system for free.

Fiverr - Get virtually anything done for five bucks including logos, design, copywriting and more...

Fiverr - Get virtually anything done for five bucks including logos, design, copywriting and more...

Kickstarter - Get funding for your product or service.

Kickstarter - Get funding for your product or service.

Grasshopper - Secure your toll-free number and create a professional phone system with extensions, voicemail, call forwarding and more.

Grasshopper - Secure your toll-free number and create a professional phone system with extensions, voicemail, call forwarding and more.

QuickBooks Online - Quickbooks online provides all the critical accounting needs for a startup in one easy-to-access tool. The online (cloud) version allows multiple users to access the data (e.g. book-keepers, founders etc.) and eliminates the risks associated with having the data on 1 computer.

QuickBooks Online - Quickbooks online provides all the critical accounting needs for a startup in one easy-to-access tool. The online (cloud) version allows multiple users to access the data (e.g. book-keepers, founders etc.) and eliminates the risks associated with having the data on 1 computer.

slack is a messaging app designed to flawlessly connect you to your team. even the free version has more bells and whistles than you'll know what to do with, allowing you to maintain perfect  workflow no matter where you or your team are. Slack is also a great community building tool, and the number of communities available to budding entrepreneurs can be a huge resource for talking to like minded individuals, asking questions, and networking. 

slack is a messaging app designed to flawlessly connect you to your team. even the free version has more bells and whistles than you'll know what to do with, allowing you to maintain perfect  workflow no matter where you or your team are. Slack is also a great community building tool, and the number of communities available to budding entrepreneurs can be a huge resource for talking to like minded individuals, asking questions, and networking. 

  Squarespace is a drag and drop website building platform, making it easy to put your business out there for the world to see. no web developer needed here, you can finally do it all yourself, we at CEO even used it for this website! 

 

Squarespace is a drag and drop website building platform, making it easy to put your business out there for the world to see. no web developer needed here, you can finally do it all yourself, we at CEO even used it for this website! 

United States Patent & Trademark Office - Find out if your company name is already taken, file for a copyright, trademark and more.

United States Patent & Trademark Office - Find out if your company name is already taken, file for a copyright, trademark and more.

Evernote is a cross-platform freeium app designed for note taking, organizing, and archiving. with evernote, everything you need is always right there in the cloud, accessable on any device. you can also save documents, images and videos to your evernote account for later, and even share them with your team.    

Evernote is a cross-platform freeium app designed for note taking, organizing, and archiving. with evernote, everything you need is always right there in the cloud, accessable on any device. you can also save documents, images and videos to your evernote account for later, and even share them with your team.  
 

Mailchimp is a email service that allows easy mass emailing, newsletters, and automation for a business of any size. Mailchimp makes keeping in contact with your customers easy and fast.  

Mailchimp is a email service that allows easy mass emailing, newsletters, and automation for a business of any size. Mailchimp makes keeping in contact with your customers easy and fast.