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  • 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

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

Pete Tormey: When To Apply For a Patent

This is a guest blog by Pete Tormey, one of the moderators for our San Francisco and East Bay Bootstrappers Breakfasts. Pete is serial entrepreneur and a patent attorney, his firm is Antero Tormey. Pete is also the author of “Startup Guide to Intellectual Property: Early Stage Protection of IP.” It’s a great primer written in a clear conversational style that is practical and to the point. It answers the the basic intellectual property questions for startup founders.

Ten Quotes for Bootstrappers From July 2014

“It is not the employer who pays wages. He only handles the money. It is the product that pays the wages and it is the management that arranges production so that the product may pay the wages.” Henry Ford in "My Life and Work" I think successful bootstrappers understand that hiring employees is only sustainable

See you at SF B2B Startup Weekend

Come share ideas, form teams, and launch startups. ... Come join us for weekend-long, hands-on experience where you will learn what it takes to launch a startup, meet others with the same shared passion for entrepreneurship, and maybe even create a new business! Sean Murphy is excited to be a mentor at the event. June

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

Notes from San Francisco Bootstrappers Breakfast on December 4, 2013

Here are a few take-aways from our breakfast Naming your company: Being aware of having a broad company name with specific product names, or, choosing to have a company name that explains the product.  Doing one is essential so the consumer understands what you are selling. Action words, words with emotional value, common words tied

Why get involved in a startup?

The San Francisco group listed a few reasons, they were in a startup: Control Money Build something you owe Independence Flexibility Change the world Build things Impact lives Nature Creative expression Fun Lifestyle Add your reason ....

Managing Advisers – one topic at SF breakfast

Notes from our April San Francisco Bootstrappers Breakfast How to manage advisers: Spell out exactly what you are looking for in an Advisory Board Have a meeting with them monthly or quarterly to have constant communication with them Have them all together face to face or phone to hear a difference of option and understand