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A roundup of events for July/August 2016 for Bootstrappers Breakfast

Sunnyvale Bootstrapper Breakfast Tue-July-19 at 7:30am at Specialty’s 605 Tasman Drive 94089, Sunnyvale, CA across from light rail station. Order at counter, we are at the big table in the back

Mountain View Bootstrappers Breakfast Fri-July-22 9am on 2nd floor of Red Rock Coffee two blocks from Mountain View Train Station. Please arrive early enough to order at the downstairs counter so that we start at 9am upstairs in the Nook area.

“Yes, I’ve heard that Thomas Edison failed 10,000 times before he invented the light bulb. However, he was a both genius and self-employed.”

Management Speak (@managerspeak)

San Francisco Bootstrapper Breakfast Wed-Aug-3 at 9am at Specialty’s on 1 Post St.

Palo Alto Bootstrapper Breakfast Fri-Aug-5 7:30am at Hobees

“It’s worth recognizing that there is no such thing as an overnight success. You will do well to cultivate the resources in yourself that bring you happiness outside of success or failure. The truth is, most of us discover where we are headed when we arrive. At that time, we turn around and say, yes, this is obviously where I was going all along. It’s a good idea to try to enjoy the scenery on the detours, because you’ll probably take a few.”

Bill Watterson in his May 20, 1990 graduation address at Kenyon College

Sunnyvale Bootstrapper Breakfast Tue-Aug-16 at 7:30am at Specialty’s 605 Tasman Drive 94089, Sunnyvale, CA across from light rail station. Order at counter, we are at the big table in the back. We have a featured attendee: David Saxby of SaxbyIoT, he will offer a short briefing on “8 things you should think about (a lot) before you start a company: lessons learned from founding six startups.” Dave will share lessons learned from Altera, Parallan, Scotts Valley Instruments, Storymail, Ultimate HD and starting up the PC Server Division at IBM as its first General Manager.

The Role of the Cofounder A Silicon Valley Cofounder Academy event at Founder Habitat, 2440 West El Camino Real, 5th Floor, Mountain View, CA A panel of speakers–Milan Saini of Founder Habitat, Van Jepson serial entrepreneur, Ed Ipser of IpserLab, and Sean Murphy of SKMurphy–address the practical considerations for how to evaluate and decide to join a startup as a co-founder or early employee.

“An important key to success is self-confidence.
An important key to self-confidence is preparation.”
Arthur Ashe

Mountain View Bootstrappers Breakfast Fri-Aug-26 9am on 2nd floor of Red Rock Coffee two blocks from Mountain View Train Station. Please arrive early enough to order at the downstairs counter so that we start at 9am upstairs in the Nook area.

East Bay is on taking the month of August off and returns in September.

East Bay Bootstrapper Breakfast Tue-Sep-13 9am at Rock Ridge Cafe, 5492 College Ave, Oakland, CA (2 blocks south of Rockridge BART station).

Startup Weekend Santa Clara, November 11 to 13 at Santa Clara University. I will be a mentor for the event and am delighted that the organizing committee has taken this line from the Startup Weekend Manifesto to hear “Startup Weekend aspires to be starting point for entrepreneurs who want to create meaningful and persistent firms” and outlined several goals for the event:

  • The event should live beyond the weekend.
  • Entrepreneurs should come away from the event with a new understanding of their potential impact and should learn new skills along the way.
  • Team building is essential and we should optimize for creating teams and building lasting relationships between attendees, coaches, organizers, sponsors, and judges.

The Bootstrapper Breakfast Is Looking for Entrepreneurs to Share Lessons Learned: If you know someone who would be a good featured attendee at a 2016 Bootstrapper Breakfast we are looking for folks willing to share lessons learned from their entrepreneurial journey.

We are fortunate to have CJ Lipe of Adminologist.com as our coordinator for South Bay Bootstrapper Breakfasts, she provides contract administrative support for startups and executives, she can be reached at 510-410-5285

Sean Murphy www.skmurphy.com 408-252-9676
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