At RISE Conf in Hong Kong, Gary Vaynerchuk was asked:
“How do you make a living off your passion?”
The answer from the marketing mogul was straightforward:
“Put it in a box and sell it.”
That is it. Everyone’s got some knowledge about some like, or a passion. You can share it or sell it.
All you need to do is package it.
Below is a snap of why you would want to put together a toolbox.
If you type “toolbox” into DuckDuckGo (I care about privacy) you get this definition from Wikipedia:
A toolbox (also called toolkit, tool chest or workbox) is a box to organize, carry, and protect the owner’s tools. They could be used for trade, a hobby or DIY, and their content vary with the craft of the owner.
Er, kind of— at least we have some interesting keywords here: organize, tools, use for trade (i.e. buy/sell!), DIY (sounds right), and craft of the owner.
That kind of make senses but it is not quite what a startup toolbox is
So far, we’ve seen two kinds of toolbox in the startup space:
Those ones are covering startups ecosystems, like Singapore or Hong Kong, and about 50 other ecosystems. You can find resources such as macro data, influencers, investors, majors events and startups — useful to promote an ecosystems and its main players.
There are also the ones for you to get into a new field — such as crypto.
The definition could be something along these lines:
A set of information and resources to understand how an ecosystem work and what it is made of.
Product — or computing — toolbox:
Those are the coder’s toolbox type aggregating apps, Saas or commands for coders to build their own products or learn news skills/languages.
And that is definition from Oxford dictionary:
A set of software tools
Below is what’s in it for you if you spend time putting together a toolbox: