In this article. we want to share some of the best startup directories to announce your next big idea.
At airTeam, we get many enquiries every day for some amazing ideas to build the next big startup, but it’s always a concern when we hear that these entrepreneurs haven’t yet fully validated their idea, and the market that they want to sell in.
Sites like Product Hunt enable you to announce the launch of your product, gather feedback and ensure that you have more than enough validation around your idea. I’ve decided to write a list of sites where you can announce the launch of your product and gather enough feedback to see if it’s worth your time and investment:
Product Hunt is one of the leading platforms to announce new products on. You’ll find the majority of posts to be tech based however, there are many offline startups who still use the platform to build some traction.
Checkout the forums and ask section, you’ll find a very engaging community of founders and hunters!
BetaList is a personal favourite of mine. It’s the perfect place to discover new startups, but it’s also used to find people who are willing to test your product before you launch. In exchange for providing you feedback, you can allow people early access to the next products that you’re releasing.
I highly recommend signing up to their newsletter, you’ll have a feed of valuable content delivered into your inbox!Discover and get early access to tomorrow’s startups
BetaList provides an overview of upcoming internet startups. Discover and get early access to the future.betalist.com
Launching Next is very similar to Product Hunt. It’s another site to gain some pre-traction and feedback for your next hot product. Checkout some of the most trending products across the site, you’ll gain some great inspiration.
If you want to have your startup in the publication within 1 business day, then a small fee of $49 is applied. Otherwise, it’s completely free to create your listing!Launching Next | New startups & apps, great business ideas
Launching Next showcases the world’s most promising new startups every day.www.launchingnext.com
This is always a surprise when we tell founders to use FaceBook groups. Groups are a huge part of FaceBook now, and with the change in the algorithm we’re finding that content ranks first in a newsfeed when its published in a group.
Do some networking, finding groups in your niche and join them. Providing you aren’t trying to sell or spam, you can create a post asking for some feedback on the idea of your startup.
There’s a lot of SAAS groups on FaceBook which are perfect for creating announcements.Groups Discover
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This is one that you need to be super careful with, but also have a strategy. I’ve used Reddit many times to announce product launches, and beta lists. One of my last posts got me over 500 visitors in 24 hours, because I posted the story behind my startup and it then began to trend.
Checkout the subreddit called SideProject: https://www.reddit.com/r/SideProject/
You’ll find a bunch of people who will be more than happy to provide you with some feedback, be careful of the mods as they can be a little picky towards anyone trying to be too promotional.
There are also many other subreddits to join for founders!
Depending on what stage you’re at, we recommend using a tool like TypeForm to collect and gather feedback from anyone who tests out your product, or wants to provide some feedback on the initial concept.
Take advantage of these communities to identify whether it’s really worth your time and investment before building your next hot idea!
If you want us to help you validate your next big idea, then get in touch. We’d be more than happy to give you some advice!