You are cordially invited to join us for an upcoming “Bootstrapper’s Breakfast.”
It will start at 7:30am and end at 9am. Your cost is your meal + 20% tip; we get the “back room” to ourselves. The other attendees will all be in early stage technology start-ups, it will be a chance to compare notes on operational, development, and business issues with peers.
We have several featured guest joining us. They will make some introductory remarks for about five minutes and answer questions and offer their perspective as a part of a roundtable discussion. Please bring your questions.
August 1: Robert Dang, Attorney at Fortis General Counsel, http://www.fortisgc.com who are start-up friendly and endorsed by attendees. Rob came last year and we had a very practical discussion about common legal issues that bootstrappers face: sign-up and bring your questions on Friday August 1, 2008 at Hobee’s Palo Alto.
August 8: Len Sklar will make a short presentation on “The Check is Not in the Mail” and answer questions on effective approaches to getting paid in full, on time, at less cost and without losing valued customers. Len came to our March 7 breakfast and facilitated some very well received interactive exercises, where several bootstrappers in turn took the role of a delinquent customer and Len demonstrated a variety of low key techniques to move beyond a current deadlock. Sign-up and bring your questions Friday August 8 to the Omega Restaurant in Milpitas.
Sept 5: Sam Schillace, co-inventor of Writely the collaborative word processor (now known as Google Docs) will discuss “Lesson’s Learned from the Invention and Sale of Writely.” He continues to explore collaborative and publishing application projects as an Engineering Director at Google. Sign-up now for this September 5 event at Hobees in Palo Alto.