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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.

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.

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.

Last Bootstrapper Breakfast of 2016 at Red Rock in Mountain View Wed-Dec-28

A quick reminder we have our last breakfast of 2016 tomorrow at 9am at Red Rock. RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/Bootstrappers-Breakfast-SV/events/233721783/ If you have not been to a breakfast before here is a quick heads up on the format: everyone has a chance to introduce themselves and talk about what they are working on. If you are

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

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