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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

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

Notes from Tue-Jul-19 Breakfast in Sunnyvale

Here are my notes from the Tuesday July 19 Bootstrapper Breakfast in Sunnyvale. Bootstrapper Breakfast notes from Tue-Jul-19 Q: I don't want to be one of those people who is constantly having to hustle for business. A: The elevator to success is out of order; you will have to take the stairs. (with apologies to Joe Girard).