Get beta testers


I'm working on a website that I'll need beta tested soon. It's a startup. Where should I go to get a good pool of testers? It would also be great to have a good pool of hackers who can show security holes before it's released.

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asked Jan 5 '11 at 05:21
Kirk Strobeck
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You can get great feedback at make sure to post in the "Ask" section.

Also, you can try to submit your startup to You should also submit your startup to as many blogs and bloggers as possible.

answered Jan 5 '11 at 05:52
Jeff Epstein
1,532 points
  • +1 for betalist, w00t! – Kirk Strobeck 13 years ago
  • +1 for hacker news ( – Ricardo 13 years ago
  • +1 for betalist, although I might be a bit biased because I am the founder of it ;) –– You can submit your startup here: 13 years ago
  • @marckohlbrugge Ha, nice :P – Kirk Strobeck 13 years ago
  • Betalist looks fine, but anyone knows something similar for desktop apps? – Jitbit 13 years ago


You can use the following services to find beta testers.

  1. Prefinery
  2. uTest
  3. Centercode
For security testing, I would suggest to look at hosted services such as

  1. iViZ
  2. Fortify
answered Jan 5 '11 at 10:45
1,612 points
  • +1 for Prefinery - makes the managing of beta testers a lot easier. – Ricardo 13 years ago


I have been fairly successful finding beta testers in LinkedIn and Twitter, by providing a link to a landing page that has some information about my web app. In LinkedIn I just ask the question about people wanting to do beta testing and there is usually a good number of people willing to try.

I usually use to create landing pages.

answered Jan 5 '11 at 14:59
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