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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.

Brian Putt on Using the Value of Information to Manage Uncertainty

We had a great featured attendee at our Fri-Apr-7 breakfast in Palo Alto, Brian Putt of Probability Management gave a short briefing on "How Entrepreneurs Can Use The Value of Information to Manage Uncertainty" The "value of information" sometimes referred to as the expected value of perfect information, is a very useful concept. If the value of

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.

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