The Disciplined Entrepreneurship Toolbox is a set of tools and checklists that helps you build a healthy and successful startup based on the 24-steps process created by Bill Aulet, and explained in the book and workbook with the same name.

We created this toolbox five years ago and it has since helped more than 20,000 founders, accelerators, investors, students, and educators.

When it comes to entrepreneurship, one of the main things we try to teach (and learn ourselves), is that there is no “one recipe” for success and that in order to grow, as healthy as possible, you must keep a close eye on the needs of the users or the changes in the market and improve your product accordingly.

Which is why, earlier this year, we launched an updated version of the website with three new key features that help educators guide startups in the right direction.

Seamless tracking

We’ve improved the way you track the progress of your startups. In the new dashboard you can now oversee overall progress in a straightforward, visual representation, see how engaged the founders are by checking when the project was last updated, and you can add new team members to each project. The step progress is now calculated differently to give you a more realistic view of what is actually happening and it is based solely on the deliverables, which are the conclusions added at each step.

The main dashboard

All of these come in handy especially when juggling with multiple projects or startups. It helps you understand who is moving forward and who still needs help or a slight push. You can also observe the dynamics of your cohort and how invested they are in becoming disciplined entrepreneurs.

Project-level view

Looking at things on a more granular level, the details of what each founder/student is working on are present inside each project’s dashboard. There is a progress bar for each step individually, as well as a timeframe on when it was started and last updated. All of their conclusions are laid out in the summary tab and can be exported. In the near future, we’ll add two more canvases to view the work (the Disciplined Entrepreneurship Canvas and the Lean Canvas).

Image of the project dashboard

We don’t let founders dive in blindfolded, so a set of instructions is provided on each step to help them understand better what they need to work on and where their focus should lie. We’ve also written a few articles that help them build a persona, define their problem statement and how to research for funding, complete with downloadable templates to help them in the journey.


Navigating the waters of entrepreneurship isn’t always easy, and having people in your corner, helping you steer the ship in the right direction goes a long way. On our platform you can assign mentors to each team to help them go through every step of the process and, in this updated version, we’ve transformed the feedback option into a discussion board.

Image of the discussion board

We realised that communication should be two-sided and that feedback is truly valuable when it is put in context and met with follow-up questions. The back and forth between colleagues, educators, mentors, advisors and any other people involved in each project helps refine each conclusion. The discussions are held at each step, as keeping the main focus on each individual step and the work around it is essential.

As educators, we are only as good as the entrepreneurs that we help shape. Our platform is built to give the founders the necessary tools to survive in the wilderness that the startup land is, the educators a structure for sharing knowledge and early-stage investors a way to base their decision more on facts and less on gut feeling. All the other features that have proved to be very useful in overseeing and helping with the startup journey, such as exporting data, sorting through startups based on progress, team collaboration and others, are still available on the platform and we are currently working on releasing new features. The journey is never complete.

Why not book a demo with one of us at the Disciplined Entrepreneurship Toolbox and see for yourself?