3 ways to get feedback for your startup

November 18, 2022

How to get feedback for your startup

At the beginning of your startup journey, you will face many limitations to overcome. You are unknown and want to break into the market and get clients. You are operating with a small team on a limited budget, and so on. With all these limitations, you don’t have much room for errors.

So, getting feedback is a critical segment for further developing your startup. It will help you to learn what works and what doesn’t and what you should focus on and put more effort into improving.

How to get feedback for your startup

To overcome these limitations and develop a sustainable business in the long run, you must know how to ask for feedback on your startup idea.

Social media platforms and forums

To get initial feedback for your startup, try to connect with your target audience via social media and forums and ask them to give you opinions. Also, you can find groups for entrepreneurship where you can connect with other startup owners and show your startup idea.

Facebook is a great space for sharing your startup because many of your friends and family members use this platform. All you have to do is to open a personal profile or create a page with your project, share it, and ask for feedback. 

Also, you can find many groups where you can join and interact with the active members and your target audience. Share your project and ask them questions about what you have and get their feedback.

Twitter is another platform where you can ask for feedback by asking your followers/clients open-ended questions. They can provide you feedback through retweets, quote tweets, or by replying to you via inbox. 

Also, you can create a poll to gather opinions from your target audience on topics you want to research and get feedback on. Use the search feature and hashtags about your industry to reach your target audience and make more specific polls.

LinkedIn is a business platform where you can follow entrepreneurs and join entrepreneurship groups. You can share your idea with the users by writing content and sharing it, or sharing links from your official website.

Linkedin also has an option for advanced research that gives you the ability to reach your target audience by specific job titles, common industry niches, or even geographic locations.

Discord is a platform where you can share voice, video, and texts with your community. That’s why is a great place for sharing your startup project and asking for feedback. 

All you have to do is create a profile, and a server, set appropriate topic hashtags and invite your target audience via the invite link and start your discussion.

Quora is a question-and-answer forum where you can set short problem-focused questions and users can give you solution-focused answers to your questions. 

Most of the active users of Quora will help you by providing useful insights and answering questions in their field of expertise. This approach of asking and answering questions makes this platform an excellent tool for gathering clients’ feedback for your startup. 

Reddit is an entrepreneur-focused forum where you can find channels for startups and start a discussion on whatever business topic you want.

One of the downsides of Reddit is that most of the users don’t use their real names. Instead, they “hide” themselves behind certain nicknames, which makes this platform more suitable for “anonymous feedback” rather than for relevant feedback.

Capterra is another platform for getting feedback about your startup, but not in an ordinary way.

The primary focus of this platform is to gather startups and users in the same place. On the one side, it allows users to browse products by category, write reviews based on their user experience, and get paid for it as a reward. And on the other side, it gives room to startups to advertise their products. It’s a great place for both users and startup owners.

Websites for surveys and business mentorship

Another way to ask for feedback and find people who can guide you and help you learn the basics of entrepreneurship is to look up survey websites and online mentorship websites.

PickFu is a paid survey platform, and its popularity grows every day. 

On PickFu you can post questions and ask for the kind of feedback you want, then select your target audience and submit the survey. After submitting, it starts searching for people qualified to take your survey, and after the survey is complete, it delivers the result of your question in real-time.

Survey Monkey is another paid survey platform that also is very popular. 

Survey Monkey gathers customers’ feedback via weblinks, emails, and social media profiles and you can create custom surveys and quizzes for any target audience. After the survey is complete, it analyzes the results and gives you relevant data that you can use to make better decisions.

Google Forms is a free survey platform for everybody with a Google account and its usage is very simple. You can integrate it with all Google products and collect data from your target audience. 

Google Forms has weaker features unlike Survey Monkey and PickFu, so if you need more sophisticated data analysis, it’s better to go with those two.

GrowthMentor is a curated platform of startups and marketing mentors who have proven expertise in their fields. Startup owners, entrepreneurs, and digital marketers can browse by filtering based on things like industry niches and schedule 1-on-1 sessions via Skype, Zoom, or Google Hangouts.

Another great way to use this platform is to share your ideas and get general feedback on your marketing business strategy.

Ask Your Target Market (AYTM) is a market research automation platform designed to find and segment your target audience. You can create surveys based on advanced features such as age range, job titles, and type of industry. And after the survey is complete you can collect and organize the results as you want. 

This is a great place to search for feedback because this platform has a community of 100+ million active users across the globe.

Community-based websites for startups

As your startup grows you should try to ask for feedback on community-based websites where the main focus is the startups and their projects.

Indie Hackers is an online community that helps “independent” entrepreneurs who own startups connect with like-minded professionals and share their ideas and experience.  

It has a forum and groups where you can join and talk about your personal goals and preferences, share your knowledge, and receive feedback from other users. Also, Indie hackers have their podcasts and meetups community where you can learn many things about entrepreneurship.

If you are a founder wanting to share your journey and help others who like to start with business, this is the perfect platform for you.

Product Hunt is a community-based website that enables startups and marketers to launch their products or services, connect with their potential clients and receive feedback.

Product Hunt has over 5 million visitors per month which makes it an ideal place to promote your startup. It allows you to present your product to a real community of users get tested and receive feedback.

If you are looking to market your startup or increase traffic to your product, Product Hunt is the place to be.

Startups.com is a comprehensive community-based website focused on running startups. You can find sections with training courses, master classes, founder stories, bootcamps, and guides. Also, there is a business community where you can join, ask questions and chat with other users of the platform.

Startups.com has its podcast named “Startup Therapy Podcast” hosted by the founders’ Will Schroter and Ryan Rutan, where you can learn about the problems that startup founders face.

If you are searching for a place where you can get all the advice, education, and tools to launch a startup, Startups.com is the place for you.


Getting feedback for your startup can help you to stay on track in the long run. It will teach you how to be objective, you will know what your clients think and what their needs are, and help you improve your product. For that reason, we present three ways to publish your idea and get feedback that will help you build a successful startup story.

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