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Silicon Valley Roundup for November 2017

Silicon Valley Roundup for November 2017: a roundup of Bootstrapper Breakfasts and other events of interest and use for bootstrapping entrepreneurs. Silicon Valley Roundup for November 2017: Events for Bootstrappers Coming up Next: Fri-Nov-3 7:30am  Bootstrapper Breakfast in Palo Alto it's our regular roundtable format. Sunnyvale Breakfast Tue-Nov-21  Cheryl Lynn Nelson: Bootstrapping a legal document workbook for 18

Recap from Fri-Oct-27 in Mtn View: Branding, Managing Commitments, and Developing an MVP

This is a recap from the Fri-Oct-27 Bootstrapper Breakfast in Mountain View. We covered a number of interesting topics including branding, managing commitments, and developing an MVP. Branding, Managing Commitments, and Developing an MVP Definitions for Branding We discussed branding for startups and came up with a couple of useful definitions: Kristin Zhivago: "Your brand

Allen Hirashiki: How To Keep Bootstrapping Team Together and Moving Forward

Allen Hirashiki gave a briefing at the Tue-Oct-17 Bootstrappper Breakfast in Sunnyvale on team and project management practices he had found effective in keeping the Mindframers bootstrapping team together and moving forward on the design of a complex wearable device. Here is the description for the breakfast and a handout that Allen provided to summarize

Athol Foden: Get The Naming Monkey Off Your Back Aug-25 at Red Rock

Athol Foden gave a great briefing on naming your company and your product and took questions on naming at the Aug-25 Bootstrapper Breakfast in Mountain View.

Edwin Padilla: Launching a Business While Working Full Time

Edwin Padilla, founder of Powerball Technologies, Inc. gave a briefing on “Launching a Business While Working Full Time” at the Aug-12 Bootstrapper Breakfast in Windsor.

Elena Krasnoperova: Tips for Bootstrappers Hiring On-Demand Talent

Elena Krasnoperova has hired a number of freelancers and contractors on an on-demand basis for graphic design, marketing, lead generation, web research, and software development. At the Bootstrapper Breakfast on July 7 in Palo Alto she shared lessons learned from a range of experiences–both good and bad–and offered some tips on hiring on-demand talent. She was kind enough to allow us to publish her handout as a blog post. Elena Krasnoperova is a former executive at eBay, PayPal, Zong and oDesk, the founder of two bootstrapped companies in the “family tech” space: SimplyCircle and Calroo, and a Limited Partner at 500 Startups. She is a lifelong learner of all things business and entrepreneurship. Elena holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from Stanford University

Silicon Valley Roundup of Events for Bootstrappers July 2017

A roundup of events in Silicon Valley for bootstrappers in May 2017; this month at the Bootstrapper Breakfasts we are focused on effective delegation and management of employees, freelancers, and consultants.

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.