A Preview of Coming Events For May-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 Seminar for founders and early employees on developing and executing an inside sales process. Speakers include Steli Efti, CEO of Close.io, Ilya Lichtenstein, CEO of MixRank and Jorge Soto, Inside Sales at MoPub
Mastermind Group for IEEE Consulting Network of Silicon Valley Apr 3 and 17 4-6pm in Sunnyvale. Electrical, Mechanical, Optical, and Recovering engineers welcome.
Palo Alto Bootstrapper Breakfast Apr 4 at 7:30am at Hobees in Palo Alto
Avoid Death by Board Meetings 7:15am Apr 9 in Menlo Park inspired by Nick Sturiale’s article “Death by Board Meeting” that’s also useful for bootstrappers managing advisory board. Panel: Dan Levin, COO, Box, Jules Maltz, General Partner, Institutional Venture Partners; Gary Swart, CEO, oDesk; Sharon Wienbar, Partner, Scale Venture Partners
Sunnyvale Bootstrapper Breakfast April 15: 7:30am at Cocos. Guest Entrepreneur Matt Oscamou of Frontier Bites talks about lessons learned bootstrapping a baked good startup. Matt designed these bite size snacks to offer a delicious, healthy way to get energy when you’re on the go: Non-GMO, Gluten-free, Soy-free, Dairy-free, Preservative-free, and include no Refined Sugars
Giving a Great Demo! Key Discovery Questions To Ask Before You Start Pitching April 16 6pm Menlo Park. If prospects say “that’s interesting” or “you’ve given us a lot to think about, let us get back to you” and stop returning your calls and emails, Sean Murphy’s talk will help you understand how to map of their needs.
Great Demo! Workshop May 22-23 San Jose: Peter Cohan’s workshop is useful for B2B software startups. It’s normally only offered privately on-site at major SW firms.
California Program for Entrepreneurship June-Nov 2014: (primarily weekends) at Santa Clara B-School. CAPE provides education and mentoring to emerging entrepreneurs to help them develop and implement business plans that will contribute to the growth and well-being of the California economy. No charge.
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