Lessons Learned in Bootstrapping Central Desktop

On February 11, 2010 Isaac Garcia, co-founder and CEO of Central Desktop will join Bootstrappers Breakfast® as our featured guest.  Central Desktop, founded in 2005, delivers a cloud-based social collaboration platform.  Their online collaboration solution helps businesses manage projects and documents in the cloud with colleagues, customers and partners. Isaac oversees business strategy and sales

Advisory Board For Your Start-Up

At our last Bootstrappers Breakfast in San Francisco, we discussed having an advisory board for a startup. People had mixed opinions on how helpful it would be to have advisors. Some felt that the advisor's knowledge and connections helped further grow business while others felt that giving away a stake in the start-up did not

Pedal Brain Founder Matt Bauer In Minneapolis Thu-Dec-16

Matt Bauer, Founder of Pedal Brain LLC, will give a brief presentation regarding his experiences in financing and building Pedal Brain at the Thu-Dec-16 breakfast in Minneapolis. Pedal Brain is an iPod and iPhone ANT+ accessory that manages your training log and acts as a coaching platform. Second, it's a complete training log. Third, it's

Silicon Valley Holiday Schedule

We have scheduled two Bootstrappers Breakfasts during the week between Christmas and New Years. Both will start at 9:00am Monday, December 27 -- Red Rock Coffee, Mountain View. 9:00am-10:30 am Thursday, December 30 -- Coco's Sunnyvale, 9:00am-10:30 am The Chicago and Minneapolis breakfasts are on different days from their normal times for December: the Chicago

2011: One Thing I Learned From Bootstrapper’s Breakfast

Often we ask attendees to tell us one thing they learned from this morning’s bootstrapper’s breakfast. Here’s a couple … and please add your own! "I am always surprised by how much I learn in two hours. The quality and enthusiasm of people that show up and the things I find out that I never

Breakfasts This Week in Sunnyvale, Dublin, and SF (Sandbox Suites)

We have three Bootstrapper Breakfasts this week in Silicon Valley: the  Dublin/Pleasanton breakfast was re-scheduled a week earlier to avoid falling on Thanksgiving. This is also our first  San Francisco Breakfast in a new location:  Sandbox Suites at 567 Sutter near Union Square. Tue-Nov-16-20 Sunnyvale 7:30am register Thu-Nov-18-2010 Dublin/Pleasanton 7:30am register Fri-Nov-19-2010 San Francisco (Sandbox