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San Diego startup group grows under Mark Fitchmun and William Marchesano leadership

Under Mark Fitchmun and William Marchesano leadership the San Diego Bootstrappers' Breakfast group has grown from a small handful of solo entreprenuers to over 600 entrepreneurs who meet monthly and compare notes - helping each other build successful high-tech businesses. Mark Fitchmun is a founding partner principal of Somatek, is a serial entreprenuer with over

Elena Krasnoperova’s Seven Learning Hacks for Bootstrappers

Elena Krasnoperova gave a fantastic briefing this morning in Palo Alto on seven learning hacks she has developed from bootstrapping two startups. Here is the handout she provided as a summary of her remarks. Seven Learning Hacks for Bootstrappers Elena Krasnoperova – Founder, SimplyCircle and Calroo Step 1: Make time for learning new skills –

December 2016 Event Roundup for Bootstrappers Breakfast Silicon Valley

A roundup of events for December 2016 for Bootstrappers Breakfast December 2016 Event Roundup for Bootstrappers Breakfast Silicon Valley BB Channels: @bootstrappers | LinkedIn Group | Blog | Meetups: SV | SF | East Bay “In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, in the expert’s mind there are few.”  Shunryu Suzuki Palo Alto Bootstrapper

Silicon Valley November/December 2016 Roundup

A roundup of events for November & December 2016 for Bootstrappers Breakfast Peer Advisory Board: Revenue Growth Planning For Your Business in 2017 Sat-Nov-19 9:30am to Noon at Pacific Workplaces Sunnyvale. This is an Open House for Mastermind Group that complements the Bootstrapper Breakfast meetings. Bring your 2017 plans–and 2016 lessons learned–and let’s get a

  • 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