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Chad Leiker on Your First Commercial Lease

Chad S. Leiker is a Vice President at Kidder Mathews who dropped by our Mar-15-2016 Bootstrapper Breakfast in  Sunnyvale.  He joined Kidder Mathews in 2000 and and specializes in sales and leasing of office and R&D spaces throughout the Silicon Valley. I asked him if he would answer a few questions about how firms approach finding the right office space and signing their first lease and he was gracious enough to let me publish them on the blog

Anne Cohen on Networking In Silicon Valley

Anne Cohen of Disability Health Access was our featured attendee at the Fri-Feb-26 Bootstrapper Breakfast in Mountain View, CA.  Here is our description from the event: In a valley of innovators, where contacts are a commodity, how do you weave a network that doesn’t just launch your next company but builds a foundation for sustaining your

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Candis J Lipe joins team as HQ Coordinator

We are excited to have Candis J Lipe join our team as HQ coordinator. Candis is founder of where she provides individuals, entrepreneurs and small businesses with contract administrative support. She brings a sense of humor, a professional demeanor, and wealth of experience to keeping our team and events on track. She is comfortable diving

Money Saving Tips 2015

Recently, we had an interesting Bootstrappers Breakfast about money saving tips and expense tracking.  Tri Hoang, President at Alpha B Group, kicked off the discussion by sharing her "A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned:Expense Tracking Resources".  A couple of key resources she sees used by many of her clients are: Expensify for expense reports

Silicon Valley End of 2015 Event Wrap Up

Community Channels: @bootstrappers | LinkedIn Group | Blog | Meetups: SV | SF | East Bay Warning: The End (of 2015) is Near A roundup of events through the end of 2015 for Bootstrappers Breakfast Thanksgiving Potluck Thu-Nov-26 2pm in San Jose: Don't have family to visit on Thanksgiving? Join us for Thanksgiving dinner. Bring

Andrew Boer: Kickstarter Video Campaign Essentials

Andrew Boer, CEO of Boer Digital, spoke at today's breakfast in Sunnyvale and provided this handout. Kickstarter Video Campaign Essentials Step 1 – Know What You’re Getting Yourself Into Familiarize yourself with crowd funding trends and success stories Understand the basics of a Kickstarter page, and the differences, limitations and guidelines of each Be prepared to

Seffi Kaminitz answers startup legal questions at Bootstrappers Breakfast

Seffi Kaminitz is the founding partner at Kaminitz Law and has also written a number of blog posts intended to provide guidance to technology entrepreneurs, which can be found at­ He will share tips on startup legal questions related to technology licensing transactions and forming reseller and OEM business relationships.Bring your legal questions and join us! Friday

Bootstrappers Breakfast Talks about Kickstarter Videos

Andrew Boer, CEO of Boer Digital, will lead the discussion about videos for crowdfunding and will share his tips for making several videos for different crowdfunding projects. This is a round-table discussion so please bring your experience and questions. The other attendees will all be early stage technology entrepreneurs, it will be a chance to

Cheryl Downing’s Insights on Crowdfunding from June 17 Breakfast in Sunnyvale

Cheryl Downing is a small business marketing and crowdfunding consultant. She advises and coaches small business startups and product developers/inventors how to grow their businesses quickly, specializing in raising money through crowdfunding. Cheryl spent the early part of her career in corporate software product development and marketing. Since 2001, Cheryl has volunteered as an SBA

Happy 4th of July

We are expecting a full-house in Palo Alto.  Looking forward to a great breakfast and fireworks later!