Designed for people looking to start their own tech company, the free mobile app Tech Startup Genius helps users through the early stages with a series of flash cards containing information about important people, organizations and buzz-words they need to know. This new method of business coaching, available for the iPhone and iPad, was developed by entrepreneurs in the New York and Silicon Valley start-up communities.
The iOS app, from Brainscape, can be used to test your knowledge on the go. There are four categories: People you should know, Orgs you should know, Company formation basics, and Fundraising basics. You can either choose a category to answer questions on, select ‘Random mix’ to answer questions from all of the categories, or search through the flash cards to get a refresher.
After you’re shown a question, you tap the screen to flip the card over and see the answer. Then the app asks how well you knew this and you can rate it from 1 (not at all) to 5 (perfectly). If you say you didn’t know the answer, the card is thrown back into the mix and will come round later for you to try again.