Starting a business can feel like you're speeding down a winding road without breaks, that is, if you don't have a detailed blueprint. For startup founders and entrepreneurs, brewing up a brilliant idea is just the beginning of a long journey.
After brainstorming comes extensive research, planning and ceaseless decision making. Further down the line comes the execution of your business plan. Organizational and collaboration tool MindMeister has been a huge lifesaver for nearly 1.5 million users since its launch in 2007.
The collaborative online mind mapping software was voted the winner in the productivity category in Mashable's Innovation Index this year — a new program that celebrates tech, digital and social innovations that have redefined the world for so many.
MindMeister is an online mind mapping software that works like an extension of your brain. Think of it as a digital catch basin for your team's best ideas — team members can contribute to business plans within the tool. Creative minds can piece together the big plan section by section. After the initial steps are laid out, they can be tweaked and assigned. But the app has uses cases far beyond business. If you're planning a vacation, creating a budget or even studying for an exam, MindMeister can help you organize and visualize your big thoughts and little details in a coherent way.