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Silicon Valley Roundup for Feb-Mar-2017

A Roundup of Events for Bootstrappers in Feb-Mar 2017 Wed-Feb-1 at Split Bread in San Francisco: Steven Kim Offers a Briefing on "Deep Work for Bootstrappers: How To Double Your Productivity" Steven Kim, our featured attendee, is profiled in "Founder Story: Steven Kim of edify.me." He will discuss how he applied lessons from Cal Newport's

Chuck Hattemer on Boostrapping OneRent: Scaling in Chaos

Chuck Hattemer, co-founder of OneRent, was our featured attendee this morning in Sunnyvale. Here is the handout from his briefing on bootstrapping OneRent.

Elena Krasnoperova’s Seven Learning Hacks for Bootstrappers

Elena Krasnoperova gave a fantastic briefing this morning in Palo Alto on seven learning hacks she has developed from bootstrapping two startups. Here is the handout she provided as a summary of her remarks. Seven Learning Hacks for Bootstrappers Elena Krasnoperova – Founder, SimplyCircle and Calroo Step 1: Make time for learning new skills –

December 2016 Event Roundup for Bootstrappers Breakfast Silicon Valley

A roundup of events for December 2016 for Bootstrappers Breakfast December 2016 Event Roundup for Bootstrappers Breakfast Silicon Valley BB Channels: @bootstrappers | LinkedIn Group | Blog | Meetups: SV | SF | East Bay “In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, in the expert’s mind there are few.”  Shunryu Suzuki Palo Alto Bootstrapper

Silicon Valley November/December 2016 Roundup

A roundup of events for November & December 2016 for Bootstrappers Breakfast Peer Advisory Board: Revenue Growth Planning For Your Business in 2017 Sat-Nov-19 9:30am to Noon at Pacific Workplaces Sunnyvale. This is an Open House for Mastermind Group that complements the Bootstrapper Breakfast meetings. Bring your 2017 plans–and 2016 lessons learned–and let’s get a

Fri-Oct-28 Deep Work for Bootstrappers: How to Double Your Productivity

One of the perennial discussion topics at a Bootstrappers Breakfast is “time management.” At today’s Bootstrapper Breakfast in Mountain View, Steve Kim of edify.me gave a great briefing on Cal Newport‘s “Deep Work” and shared some of his lessons learned in applying it to bootstrapping his startup. Here is an HTML version of the handout

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

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

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).