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  • Allison Kunz

Welcome New York bootstrappers

Welcome New York City entrepreneurs - we are excited to become part of your startup scene. Given NYC’s strong commitment to entrepreneurship and new business development, the Bootstrappers' Breakfast meetings’ promise of serious early morning discussions among bootstrappers will have many local entrepreneurs feeling right at home. The focus of the monthly meeting is on

Fri-Oct-28 Deep Work for Bootstrappers: How to Double Your Productivity

One of the perennial discussion topics at a Bootstrappers Breakfast is “time management.” At today’s Bootstrapper Breakfast in Mountain View, Steve Kim of edify.me gave a great briefing on Cal Newport‘s “Deep Work” and shared some of his lessons learned in applying it to bootstrapping his startup. Here is an HTML version of the handout

Silicon Valley Roundup for October & November 2016

A roundup of events for October & November 2016 for Bootstrappers Breakfast Cofounder Academy: Explore Your Fit With Potential Startups Mon-Oct-17 at Hacker Dojo. Finding the right startup to join is hard. You have to kiss a lot of frogs to find a prince. In an effort to help the startup community and provide entrepreneurs

  • Pete Tormey

Our Team: Pete Tormey moderates San Francisco & East Bay meetings

Pete Tormey is a registered patent attorney who specializes in providing patents for Software, Electronics, Life Science Instrumentation and Business Methods. Pete has co-founded two companies and brings extensive experience in both engineering and marketing to our meetings. In a formal way Pete has shared his expertise since 2009: Pete Tormey: When To Apply For

  • Carl Ludewig

Please join us in thanking Carl Ludewig

Please join us in thanking Carl Ludewig for his great leadership of the San Francisco Bootstrapper Breakfast for the last 6 years. While he plans to continue to attend and take part he is stepping back from month-to-month operations of the San Francisco Bootstrappers Breakfast meeting. We have been fortunate to find someone like Carl

  • Travis Johnson

Chicago’s Bootstrappers is back with a party!

We are very excited to have Travis Johnson taking over the Chicago chapter! The first meetup is going to be more of a welcome back party but we will do some bootstrapping as well! Travis is founder of Foodjunky.com and first attended the Chicago breakfast 5 years ago. With Travis leadership Foodjunky.com is now the

  • Ashley Cirilli

Welcome Ashley Cirilli to Detroit leadership team

We are excited to welcome Ashley Cirilli to the Detroit leadership team. She is a team leader of Operations at Quicken Loans and a perpetually learner. Her side business is a crochet business and hopes to open a yarn store in Downtown Detroit.  She is passionate about learning about entrepreneurship and sharing information and contacts

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