July was selection month. As our application numbers continue to climb, so does the effort to whittle those down to 5-7 great companies with great founding teams. As of today, we have made 6 offers and hope to announce them to you on August 26th – day 1 of the Fall 2013 program.
As we move through this, I find myself wondering how I can make this go easier. So, I am also working on improving our back office at TSF. I love tools but get easily frustrated by features and product decisions that overly complicate things. These are a few of the tools we use:
- Google Apps for email
- Insightly for a group contact manager
- iContact for mass emails
- WordPress for our Website
- Wufoo Forms for gathering application information
- Excel to move the applications around to our team for individual voting & comments
A few of us have lamented a lack of a light CRM for 2-3 person teams. Over the past few weeks I have reviewed Salesforce.com, Mailchimp, Highrise, Zoho, and many others.
As part of this, I changed this blog feed to email from Feedburner to Mailchimp.
Anyone want to comment in favor or not of various tools?