Tools of the trade



There’s a lot of work going on at Startup Weekend, and work requires tools. We often make reccomendations to participants about what tools to use. So, we thought that we should ask our  Coaches and Judges what tools they use every day.

Richard Stevens
My SG3, my iPad and my work-issued Dell all sync Google Chrome and Dropbox!

Jonathan George
Has a handy post that outlines everything.

Luke Catlin,, dropbox, box, google drive, echosign, Freshdesk,, hootsuite, WordPress, google hangouts, Cord (rdp), cyberduck

Mark Janzen
Apple Mail, BBEdit, Safari, Chrome, Bash, Excel, SSH, and Jamaican Blue Coffee

Dominic Flask

  • Sharpie Pens
  • Paper
  • 27″ iMac
  • 11″ MacBook Air
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • After Effects
  • Hip Chat
  • Transmit
  • Coda
  • Slicy
Web Apps:
  • Zendesk
  • Jira
  • Confluence
  • MailChimp
  • WordPress

Riley Dutton

Sublime Text for coding

Git for version control
Linode for hosting…if it’s a newer project, I’ll use Heroku to get it up and running quickly
S3 for image hosting, Cloudfront for CDN
I work with a remote team so we use a combination of HipChat (with a Hubot bot) and Google+ Hangouts to keep in touch. Also a little Trello.
Stripe for credit card processing
For the application itself, NodeJS, BackboneJS, Ruby (I prefer Sinatra or Padrino over Rails, personally) for the backend, Postgres…
That’s about it…nothing ground breaking there, but about all a web startup needs, I guess :-)