We provide the base. Add your own ingredients, tools, and inspiration to make each recipe your own.
Innovation Works is committed to getting even the earliest stage startups to their next stage. Many great startups start with an idea, but forming a company requires more than just the idea. Startup Recipes is a “how-to” companion for the earliest stages of building a startup company without using a lot of capital and focuses on getting from idea to Minimum Viable Product (MVP).
We offer these Startup Recipes for free because many early-stage founders lack initial funding. This guide is dedicated to those who have the time and desire to form a startup but not necessarily the capital. We especially hope this guide is helpful to founders who have geographic and other challenges that make it harder to tap into the support of the existing startup community. But even if you are a repeat founder, already have your startup launched, are bootstrapping, developing a side-hustle, or just exploring your options, there is plenty of value in our Startup Recipes.
In each recipe you’ll find a walkthrough of the critical factors to consider in a specific step of the startup formation process, along with instructions for how to use a DIY tool to accomplish the task. Each recipe provides links and first-year costs for the tools and documents listed, so you always have some idea of what you’ll need to complete it.
Along with the recipes this guide has a curated list of tools, documents, videos, and best practices articles that you can use as part of your entrepreneurial journey.View All the Startup Recipes