Lite Mode for Startups

Early-stage startup? Lite Mode is designed especially for you. Collaborate to validate your idea, and switch to Full Mode whenever you're ready.


What is Lite Mode?

Lite Mode is a simplified version of which is specifically designed for early-stage startups.

It includes only the Lean Canvas and Customer Value Map and is designed to support you up to and through idea validation.

You still get all of's collaboration features, allowing you to work with your co-founder(s), team and mentor(s).

Lite Mode supports one project only.

You can switch from Lite Mode to Full Mode (and back) whenever you're ready (and as often as you like).

How to sign up for Lite Mode

You can sign up for Lite Mode at

If you're already a user of you can either switch to/and from Lite Mode, or sign up with a different email address.

  • You must sign up with an email address you've not used on before.
  • You must be logged out of the system when you sign up with a new email.

Switching between Lite Mode and Full Mode

Once you're signed up, you can easily switch between Lite Mode and Full Mode.

To switch from Lite Mode to Full Mode

  1. Click on "Activate Full" on the main menu.

This will take you to your Lean Canvas in Full Mode. You will notice an expanded menu hierarchy and additional onscreen capabilities.

To switch from Full Mode to Lite Mode

  1. Click on the Account Menu. This is the first item on the main menu and will show either your name or email address.
  2. Click on "Lite Mode" for startups at the bottom of the sub-menu that opens up. (You may need to scroll down, depending on your screen size.)

If you have more than one project in, make sure you select the project you want before switching to Lite Mode as you can't switch between projects once in Lite Mode (without first returning to Full Mode).

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Published: 2024-02-13  |  Updated: 2024-02-13