Startups & COVID-19: Curated Resources Part 3
Written by Connette Blake
As part of our continuing coverage, StartingUpGood is scanning the web for the best resources for startups amid COVID-19. This is our third installment of curated resources. See our previous articles here and here.
Are you finding these resources helpful as you navigate business operations during this challenging time? Let us know by Tweeting StartingUpGood or commenting below.
First Round Review has curated advice from business leaders and investors who have been-there-done-that. While admitting that we are living in unprecedented times and the path of every startup is unique, this guide highlights tactics that have proven to be successful in the past.
Questions addressed include:
- How do we approach planning given COVID-19?
- What signals should we be watching before pulling the trigger on alternative spending plans?
- How will the bar for fundraising be different in 18–24 months compared to now?
- Are there any alternatives to a RIF while still decreasing burn?
- How do we market during these times?
The Founder's Field Guide for Navigating This Crisis - Advice from Recession-Era Leaders, Investors…
We've tapped First Round partners, recession-era founders and our community of CEOs to put together the most…
The Unreasonable Group has created a “dedicated hub to share some of the most useful resources that our team has encountered for navigating work, life, and business during this crisis.” Topic covered include Funding, Insights, Wellness, Remote Work, and how Unreasonable Fellows are taking action.
COVID-19 Resource Hub - Unreasonable Group
We've created this dedicated hub to share some of the most useful resources that our team has encountered for…
Business Fights Poverty, in partnership with the Harvard Kennedy School Corporate Responsibility Initiative, has created a response center. Featured here is a Response Framework for how companies and civic organizations can “respond to the immediate crisis and develop plans for longer-term recovery and resilience”. While not specifically targeting startups, this framework outlines how businesses can protect the most vulnerable stakeholders in their operations.
The site also includes an Action Mapping Tool with over 200 examples of business action across sectors and countries as well as links to a variety of virtual events and podcasts.
Business and COVID-19 Response Centre
The latest tools and resources to inform companies' actions to support the most vulnerable in the face of COVID-19…
For ideas on what other startups are doing for COVID-19 relief efforts, CrunchBase is compiling a running list.
COVID-19 Pandemic: Startups Giving Back In A Time Of Crisis
Update as of April 13, 2020: With the influx of submissions, we've aggregated a running list of startups that are…
Octopus Ventures’ How-To guide gives entrepreneurs and investors some quick, practical tips for conducting a remote pitch.
A guide to remote pitching | Octopus Ventures
Remote pitching will become the new normal, for the time-being at least. We'll all soon become experts at it, but to…
TripplePundit’s recent article is not specific to startups but offers good advice that entrepreneurs can implement.
4 Things Every Leader Should Be Doing To Respond To COVID-19
The horror and uncertainty of the novel coronavirus pandemic has left business leaders looking for answers, as they…
Connette Blake has over 15 years of experience advising organizations on their marketing, communications and fundraising strategies. Since joining StartingUpGood, Connette has worked to promote social impact in startups and advance impact investing. You can contact Connette at firstname.lastname@example.org.