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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! http://youtu.be/_LpMB1OZ53g

Three Take-Aways from Jonathan Wang’s Talk on Jaio Sports, a Hardware Startup

On March 28 at Red Rock Coffee in Mountain View, Jonathan Wang talked about his experiences starting, scaling, and selling Jaio Sports. Jaio Sports developed and sold a wearable device for professional golfers. Just  as they were making sales to early adopters and getting qualified for tournament play the iPhone shipped: apps on that platform,

Matt Oscamou talks about founding Frontier Bites, recap from April 15, 2014

Matt Oscamou, the founder of Frontier Bites, talked about lessons learned getting a food startup off the ground at the April 15 Bootstrapper Breakfast in Sunnyvale. Here is a short recording of his introduction, the benefits the Bootstrapper Breakfast has offered him, and how he came to bootstrap Frontier Bites with his brother and persevere

Silicon Valley: Alligator Zone on August 23, 2014

If you like the show Shark Tank, then this is the program for you! Alligator Zone presents local entrepreneurs to the public for a positive, constructive  and interactive feedback session in order to help the startups spot dangers and identify opportunities. Join this community gathering to contribute to local innovation in a new and exciting

Tips for Crowdfunding Your Project

Source: creativedoxfoto via 123rf Cheryl Downing will lead the discussion about crowdfunding and will share the tips for crowdfunding your project. 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 compare notes on operational,

May 2014 Roundup of Events for Silicon Valley

Community Channels: Yahoo Group | @bootstrappers | LinkedIn Group | Blog | SV-Meetup | SF-Meetup A Preview of Coming Events For May-June 2014 San Francisco Bootstrapper Breakfast Apr 2 at  9am at Boudin Bakery in Embarcadero 4 in SF. Carl Ludewig moderates our regular roundtable format. Insides Sales 101 for Startups Apr 2 in Palo Alto

April 2014 Roundup For Silicon Valley

Community Channels: Yahoo Group | @bootstrappers | LinkedIn Group | Blog | SV-Meetup | SF-Meetup A Preview of Coming Events For April-June 2014 San Francisco Bootstrapper Breakfast Apr 2 at  9am at Boudin Bakery in Embarcadero 4 in SF. Carl Ludewig moderates our regular roundtable format. Insides Sales 101 for Startups Apr 2 in Palo Alto

Hardware Startup Lessons Learned: Risk & Cost Management, Building Your Prototype and Pilot Hardware to Ensure Successful Production Ramp

Bob Mattoon, President of ISC Networks, will share tips for building your prototype and transitioning your product to production. He will be discussing best practices for methodically generating your pilot product and to focus on its functionality. His expert tips come from many years of managing supply chain and contract manufacturers (onshore and offshore) through

MVP Clinic with Sean Murphy

Entrepreneurs can present where they are with their MVP and hypotheses about customer, problem, solution, and value. The roundtable will brainstorm issues that founders are having evaluating their MVP. This is an very interactive session, so seating is limited. Tuesday July 16, 7:30am in Sunnyvale