The NoCode movement is empowering more creators, freelancers, website and micro SaaS builders, educators more than ever before.

With giants like Webflow and Bubble rising to prominence and accessibility, even enterprise level solutions can be made using NoCode and Low Code platforms.

In the light of the NoCode movement taking the startup world by storm, HelloMeets got in touch with the best of NoCode creators - Michael Novotny, Max Haining, Sisa Llesses, Dan Parry, Felix Wong and more, who’ve been experts speakers at HelloMeets.

Below is a summation of their most applicable insights on NoCode development platforms, and how startups can use these platforms for growth.


Why does NoCode Movement matter for Startups?

  • Startups need to ideate, execute, test, iterate, and grow fast. NoCode can help them do it faster.
  • Startups need to save cost and time on experiments, while scaling their processes. NoCode lets them do both, while also automating some core workflows.
  • Startups need to constantly discover their customers. NoCode lets them do it.
  • Professionals who want to learn while working need to work on side projects. NoCode lets them build and marketing them.


There’s a lot more that happens on the individual level for teams too. The output of high-quality ideas into functioning MVPs is only one example of it.

Some of the unseen benefits:
- Compounding Growth of skills and reach through small units of value (microSaaS)
- Zero $ marketing by catching the market trends quickly, and hitting them with interactive content and getting leads.
-  Creating chances of real revenue, real customers and actionable product feedbacks.

There's tons more.


Possible starting points for using NoCode:


First steps you can use to adopt NoCode for your startup, and bring growth:

Product Managers

  1. You can create your own experiments, without using the startup’s development resources.
  2. Make extra value with producing MVPs, get users and do tests that expands your on-the-job leverage.
  3. Boost your career capital with side projects for niches you want to work in.
  4. Build internal tools that your teams can use to boost efficiency, free and fast.


Marketers

  1. You can test the ideas and grow your startups in the emerging markets by quickly capturing the trends.
  2. Growth hackers who don’t have any product background can build small beta tests and attract potential customers for feedback on the product-market fit.
  3. You can test out messaging with the alignment of the product pitches with the benefits, by making quick landing pages and opt-in forms.


Startups on the whole

  1. Use NoCode before you become a startup. You can change the starting point of your idea, by launching the side project. Do this before going full blown into the production and investment.

    Example: Qoins.io, built by Nate Washington and Christian Zimmerman - they raised funding of $3.6 million overall. Their first product was made on Bubble.io, which had raised $770 K in seed funding.
  2. Startups can make a product-led growth flywheel to get real users and real revenue. This way they can can go to investors for funding with a fully functioning business, and not just a prototype.
  3. NoCode can scale. If you want a more differentiating a code of deeper level, you can hire developers to build on top of it.
  4. An added advantage is of having NoCode Ops builders who can help you connect systems and APIs. While your high-costing developers can spend time of making the core value prop stronger with a more thorough code.
  5. Startups can build audiences before they launch actual products. MVPs, gated beta access and tryouts can attract high-intent leads and early users that would convert better. Building in public is a method that is at the core of this.

One of the examples of NoCode MVPs that got successful starts

  • Shoutout.io - Created the initial MVP in Bubble, and launched it online for feedback. It's builder, Sharath,  got offers from technical Co-founders who would build on top of his MVP.
  • Cuppa.io - MVP built using Bubble.io. KP, who build this, got offers from VCs who wanted to invest in the startup.
  • Swipefiles.com -  Corey Haines built with Webflow during Sarkis's NoCode Rumble - a live event. It became a full blown company months later.
  • Remi.so - Valarie Krämer & Rebecca Görres built it with Bubble.io and Figma, and launched it in February 2021, they're already on the road to becoming a unique startup that's disrupting remote work.
  • Nuage Stays - Built using Airtable and Zapier, reached $5 m ARR

NoCode Platforms To Use For Growth

  1. Webflow
  • Use For - Web design without code. You can create a CMS for your startup’s website, make responsive and scalable websites. The backend can have more code, if you’re expanding.
  • Benefits - It is fast and SEO friendly, and makes creators and startups independent. Lets you save resources on web development. Really professional support and knowledge base.

Some tutorials for your uses cases:

  • For Subscription-based business model.
  • For E-commerce websites
  • For creating Landing pages that convert, without code

  • For validating your startup idea

2. Bubble.io

  • Use for - App development, without code. Make fully functioning MVPs that bring in real customers, and real revenue. It can integrate with data base management systems easily.
  • Benefits - It lets you make industry grade MVPs and web apps without code. You can build complex apps with this, and you can even clone websites like Airbnb and Facebook. You can manage your database on it and make scalable products with it.

Some tutorials for your uses cases:

  • For Building a Marketplace Web app
  • To build mostly any type of app

3. Adalo

  • Use for - Building real, revenue generating mobile apps. It is an environment that lets you make mobile apps very quickly, without coding.
  • Benefits - Has great starter templates for different, industry-specific use cases. It has an amazing marketplace where you can share your apps and get noticed.

Some tutorials for your use cases:

  • For managing orders and payments

  • For scheduling push notifications


4. Parabola

  • Use for - To automate repetitive data tasks you might be doing manually. You can automate workflows on this platform without code, for almost any use case: emails, data entry, business metrics, and more.
  • Benefits - Integrates with any app builder or platform. Businesses run on data processing and movement, you can automate most business functions without code, on Parabola.

Some tutorials for your use cases

  • Data processing combination of Bubble.io + Parabola
  • Shopify + Parabola data movements
  • Automating data tasks

5. Voiceflow

  • Use for - Developing voice apps for Google and Alexa tools without writing any code.
  • Benefits - You can tap into the growing space of voice-activated technology with your products. Google and Alexa are growing platforms, and voice search is expanding.

Some tutorials for your use cases:

  • For making an activity suggesting app

  • For building a note taking app with Todoist

6. Airtable

  • Use for - Data management, processing and more, without using any formula. It bring databases and spreadsheets on a single platform.
  • Benefits - It integrates with almost any app. Lets you build your own data bases and organize information.

Some tutorials for your use cases:

  • To create a personal CRM

  • To track stocks
  • To Create Project tasks automatically

7. Zapier

Use for - Connecting all kinds of apps, platforms and tools. It lets you automate workflows with integrations.
Benefits - The automation possibilities are practically endless. You make funnels, customer pathways, automate your daily work and more.
Some tutorials and use cases:

  • Using Zapier to automatically fulfill your Shopify orders

  • Using Zapier with Webflow CMS

Tutorials and Guides to Use No Code