I'm a startup enthusiast turned startup expert. Helping companies to explore, develop and grow ideas into sustainable products and startups.
Hi! I'm Bram Kanstein 👋 I've worked with dozens of startups on the development, launch and growth of their product and business.
I've also built Startup Stash and StartupWatching to help and inspire entrepreneurs from around the world while building their company. Both were acquired.
I currently work as a freelance startup & lean innovation expert and teach people how to validate their business ideas by building Minimum Viable Products without code.
THINGS I'VE MADE AND OPERATE
A course where I teach all kinds of entrepreneurial and innovative people the mindset, process and tools to turn their business idea into a first product they can test with real potential customers - all without writing a single line of code.
A newsletter publication with curated knowledge, inspiration and background stories from the startup world. Delivered every Monday and Thursday to 11.000+ entrepreneurs, talented makers, digital marketers, creative developers and shark investors. Sold in 2018.
PUBLICATIONS I'VE BEEN FEATURED IN
Silicon Valley's (and the world's) top online community for discovering new digital products, startups and services.
The Next Web
One of the world's largest online publications with the latest news about internet technology, business & culture.
Marketing / Growth
I'm a startup enthusiast turned startup expert. Helping companies to explore, develop and grow ideas into sustainable products and startups. Over the past few years I’ve seen 1000's of startups launch, and have worked with dozens of companies on the "blueprint" of their business. This includes idea validation, building a Minimum Viable Product (MVP), go-to-market strategy, value proposition and product development.
I’ve also built and launched my own product called Startup Stash: “A curated directory of 400 resources and tools to help you build your Startup”. It ended up on Business Insider, was named as one of the 100 best websites for entrepreneurs by Forbes Magazine in 2015 and featured in many other international tech/business publications.
Til date it has helped 800.000+ entrepreneurs from around the world while building their startup. Startup Stash was acquired by an Israeli media company in November 2017.
I also launched StartupWatching: a newsletter publication with curated knowledge, inspiration and background stories from the startup world. Delivered every Monday and Thursday to 11.000+ entrepreneurs, talented makers, digital marketers, creative developers and shark investors. StartupWatching was acquired in May 2018.
Startup Stash is still the #1 most upvoted product of all-time on SiIlicon Valley's premier product discovery platform Product Hunt.
Learn more about how I made and launched Startup Stash by watching the video above 👆
I have an eye for detail, great communication skills, always think in solutions and use my innovative ideas to motivate others while using my broad (international) network to help the people and companies I work with go forward.
As an expert on (early-stage) startups and product development, I share my thoughts about these subjects on Dutch national TV/Radio and as a keynote speaker. I’m always open to discuss collaborations and new opportunities. Get in touch or tweet me @bramk!
You can hear more of my story by listening to this podcast I did at London's Seedcamp 👇