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Silicon Valley Roundup for May 2017

A roundup of events in Silicon Valley for bootstrappers in May 2017; this month at the Bootstrapper Breakfasts we are focused on what habits to nurture and what to extinguish for success.

Brian Putt on Using the Value of Information to Manage Uncertainty

We had a great featured attendee at our Fri-Apr-7 breakfast in Palo Alto, Brian Putt of Probability Management gave a short briefing on "How Entrepreneurs Can Use The Value of Information to Manage Uncertainty" The "value of information" sometimes referred to as the expected value of perfect information, is a very useful concept. If the value of

Josh Anderson on Bootstrapping FreeDNS

Josh Anderson, founder of FreeDNS, shared “Lessons Learned Bootstrapping FreeDNS” at the Feb-24-2017 Bootstrapper Breakfast at Red Rock in Mountain View.

Liz Fraley on Bootstrapping an Expertise-Enabled Startup

Here are my notes on Liz Fraley’s briefing on “Bootstrapping an expertise-enabled startup” at the Tue-Feb-21 Bootstrapper Breakfast in Sunnyvale.

Silicon Valley Roundup for Feb-Mar-2017

A Roundup of Events for Bootstrappers in Feb-Mar 2017 Wed-Feb-1 at Split Bread in San Francisco: Steven Kim Offers a Briefing on "Deep Work for Bootstrappers: How To Double Your Productivity" Steven Kim, our featured attendee, is profiled in "Founder Story: Steven Kim of edify.me." He will discuss how he applied lessons from Cal Newport's

Chuck Hattemer on Boostrapping OneRent: Scaling in Chaos

Chuck Hattemer, co-founder of OneRent, was our featured attendee this morning in Sunnyvale. Here is the handout from his briefing on bootstrapping OneRent.

Fri-Sep-2-2016 Recap: Managing Your Action List and Avoiding Procrastination

Great conversation Friday morning at Hobees in Palo Alto. We had a featured attendee "Hard Drive" who covered some of the lessons learned in "Hard Drive: Seven Practices I Used to Launch a Successful Startup." Here are a couple of topics we covered. Work to a Frequently Updated Action List We had a featured attendee "Hard

Recap from Fri-Aug-26 Bootstrapper Breakfast in Mountain View

Great conversation this morning at Red Rock.  Here are a couple of topics we covered. Scoping a Hardware Project I mentioned two consulting organizations that have "post a project" pages you can use to submit small projects to help scope a design or review a project plan (as well as larger projects) http://patca.org/post-a-project/ http://californiaconsultants.org/post-a-project/ A

Dave Saxby: 8 Things You Should Think About (A Lot) Before You Start a Company

Our featured attendee for Tue-Aug-16-2016 in Sunnyvale was David Saxby of SaxbyIoT, he offered a practical briefing on "8 things you should think about (a lot) before you start a company: lessons learned from founding six startups." Dave shared lessons learned from Altera, Parallan, Scotts Valley Instruments, Storymail, Ultimate HD and starting up the PC Server Division

Silicon Valley August/September 2016 Roundup

BB Channels: @bootstrappers | LinkedIn Group | Blog | Meetups: SV | SF | East Bay A roundup of events for August 2016 for Bootstrappers Breakfast Sunnyvale Bootstrapper Breakfast Tue-Aug-16 at 7:30am at Specialty's 605 Tasman Drive 94089, Sunnyvale, CA across from light rail station. Order at counter, we are at the big table in