Startup Guide for Building a Free Minimum Viable Product

Over the next 12 weeks, MVP.dev will be releasing all 12 chapters of our “Startup Guide for Building a Free Minimum Viable Product” eBook. We hope you find it valuable and would really appreciate any feedback you have to make it better for future readers.

Introduction

“There are five important things for living a successful and fulfilling life: never stop dreaming, never stop believing, never give up, never stop trying, and never stop learning.”

― Roy Bennett

Launching a startup is hard. Especially if you are working full time, or have children, or anything else that can take your focus and time away from focusing on your business. In this guide, I’m going to discuss how you can build and launch a startup as inexpensively and easily as possible. This is not a sure path to success though. You are still going to need a lot of hard work, resources, and luck to make it a reality. But my hope is to make the process not only easier, but educational and fun as well.

This guide is directed toward entrepreneurs looking to launch an application; whether it’s a web app, progressive web app, mobile app, or a full-blown Software as a Service platform. The process I discuss though is not industry or vertical specific. The principles should translate readily to any business you are looking to build.

I also assume that this is your first attempt and you have no prior technology experience, other than basic computer skills. As with anything, the more skills you have, whether it’s business, marketing, sales, or I.T., the easier it will be for you to understand and apply.

Though I go into some detail about the technical aspects of creating an MVP, I will leave the deep discussions on the topic for another eBook later.

For now, let’s get ready to begin our journey into the awesome world of startups!

Who Am I?

I’m Robert Brooks, the founder of MVP.dev. I first started programming on a Commodore 64 when I was 12 back in the early 1980s, and that passion and excitement never faded. I’ve worked as a Software Architect, Developer Manager, and Senior Developer for over 20 years with companies ranging from startups to Fortune 500s.

I stumbled across Bubble in 2016 looking for a faster way to get my ideas to market for validation. When I finally got through the learning curve, I saw the awesome potential it had immediately. Being both a business founder and technologist, I see how Bubble lowers the barrier of entry for launching and MVP for entrepreneurs all over the world.

If you’d like to get a PDF copy of the entire guide now without waiting, you can get it here.

Continue to How To Launch Your App Idea – Part 1: Methodologies.

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