Roundup of Bootstrapper Events for September 2023

Roundup of events for Bootstrappers in September 2023. Online and in-person events are offered at $10.

Roundup of  September 2023 Bootstrapper Events

We offer online events for bootstrappers including  Bootstrappers Breakfast and Lean Culture. There are also in-person Bootstrapper Breakfast meetings in Ft. Worth, Las Vegas, San Francisco, and Silicon Valley. These events are for “entrepreneurs who eat problems for breakfast.”®

We have eleven events this month to help you move your business forward. Join us as your interests dictate and schedule permits.

We are looking for entrepreneurs to share lessons learned: If you have reached a milestone in your entrepreneurial journey and would like to share lessons learned, please contact Theresa Shafer ( to explore scheduling a short briefing at a Bootstrapper Breakfast or a talk at a Lean Culture event. You must have attended a Bootstrapper Breakfast or Lean Culture event to be considered.

Fri Sept 1 9:00 am CDT Fort Worth Bootstrappers Breakfast (In Person) Ol’ South Pancake House 

Fri Sept 1 9:00 am PDT Silicon Valley Bootstrappers Breakfast (In Person) Downtown San Jose 

Tues Sept 5  8:00 am PDT Las Vegas Bootstrappers Breakfast (In Person) Desert Wind Coffee Roasters

Thurs Sept 7 8:00 am PDT Drop in Mastermind 

Fri Sept 8 9:00 am PDT San Francisco Bootstrappers Breakfast (In Person) SPRO-Mission Bay/SOMA 

Fri Sept 15 9:00 PDT Mtn View Bootstrappers Breakfast at Red Rock Coffee (In Person) 

Tues Sept 19  8:00 am PDT Silicon Valley Bootstrappers Breakfast (Online) 

Thurs Sept 21 8:30 am CDT / 9:30 am EDT Chicago Bootstrappers Breakfast (Online) 

Wed Sept 27  11:00 PDT / 1:00 CDT / 2:00 EDT Lean Culture: Finding Product-Market Fit in Industrial IoT and Space Startups

Finding product-market fit matters so much because it ensures that your startup is headed in the right direction at the outset, carefully managing precious time and funds.

Lee Garverick will present a comprehensive six-step process to assist entrepreneurs and leaders in achieving product-market fit. The primary objective is to adhere to the principle of building once and selling to many. A key aspect of this approach involves selecting a singular target market to focus on. Learn:

  • B2B product-market fit techniques
  • How space and IoT differ slightly from standard B2B process
  • Tips for selling products to defense customers
  • Keys to defining a platform so your product can be extensible for select customization requests

Fri Sept 29 9:00 am PDT Silicon Valley Bootstrappers Breakfast (Online) 

In Case You Missed Aug-23-203 Bootstrapping Your Startup Talk
Video and slides are up at

Lightning Round Question for August 2023

Who are your customers?  Where are they?  How will you get to them?

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