Lending startups a digital helping hand

Despite the challenges that shaped 2020, Amsterdam’s startup ecosystem is still going strong. Several local companies are supporting young businesses – including those that have made a difference during the pandemic – by providing free or discounted access to tools and resources for communicating, sharing information, managing projects and more.

Take a look at this list to see what’s available

Start collaborating with your team

Software company Miro has a free virtual whiteboard for online collaboration. Equipped with a video feature, sticky notes and other tools, it assists with organisation and integrates with applications like Slack and Google Drive. If you want to take things to the next level, Miro has some affordable options and a $1,000 discount for small, independent startups.

Move files fast

Working from home means you can’t just walk over to a colleague’s desk with a flash drive, but WeTransfer is the next best thing. Use the free version to send documents, videos and other files to co-workers, clients and everyone else on your list. For startups with lots to do, consider the low-cost pro edition, which lets you send 20GB worth of files at a time and includes 1 TB of storage.

Getting up to speed with public relations

Every startup needs to master the art of publicity, and PRLab can show you the way. Check out its free collection of e-books, blogs and case studies and learn how to develop thought leadership strategy, boost brand awareness and even stay on top of SEO trends. If you need more assistance, the company has various specialisations, including public relations, social media and growth hacking.

Let’s have a chat

To help teams communicate from afar, Nulab has made its Typetalk app free. Users can chat with one another from any location at any time, and it lets you share information, ideas and files. It works with various browsers and devices as well, and even sends messages to your email account when you’re offline. Nulab also has several other apps available to small teams at reasonable prices.

A talent pool filled with marketing experts

Marketing-as-a-service specialist HelloMaaS offers a platform that gives users access to a trusted community of freelancers ready to handle everything from newsletter writing to creating Facebook ads and engaging TikTok content. Currently, the company has a 45% discount for startups on three of its packages, including Marketing Strategy MVP, which will help you create a brand personality and guide.

Stay on top of projects

Rodeo’s software can be used to manage budgets, assign tasks, meet deadlines and gain valuable insights. There’s even a timer that monitors how long you’re taking on different projects so you can avoid going into overtime. The company offers a free trial and if you want to invest, the reasonable monthly fee suits even modest budgets.

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