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The $5000 Startup

Written by Nico Black

Digital Strategist and early-stage investor, Nico is also an AdTech enthusiast. He has over a decade of digital marketing experience and has been investing in tech companies since 2006.

February 21, 2012

Building a new concept based on open source software can be very¬†affordable.¬†Start with planning, start at a high level of the funnel… do a drill down per phase (sign-up, log-in, product page, etc.), then once that’s worked out a high level, comes mock-up time (see Balsamiq as a great affordable solution) (I work with Amit Daliot who makes Axure protopying, about $2000, depending on complexity). Get a solid designer ($500). Final step: theming, I just love PSD2HTML (+$1500).

The video below shows the first phase of getting it done.

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