Roundup of Bootstrapper Events in June 2024

Roundup of events for bootstrappers in June 2024. Online and in-person events are offered at $10.

Roundup of June 2024 Bootstrapper Events

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

We have ten 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.

Weds June 5 9:00 am PDT Las Vegas Bootstrappers Breakfast (In Person) Sambalatte

Thurs June 6 8:00 am PDT Drop in Mastermind 

Fri June 7 9:00 am PDT Silicon Valley Bootstrappers Breakfast (In Person) Downtown San Jose 

Weds June 12 11:00 am PDT / 1:00 pm CDT / 2:00 pm EDT Lean Culture: Lessons Learned Applying AI to Marketing Tasks 

Join Matt Trifiro, chief marketing officer at Vapor IO, for an interactive session tailored for entrepreneurs eager to harness the potential of AI in their marketing strategies. We will explore the innovative applications of AI tools in marketing, drawing on the insights and experiences gained launching Vapor IO’s cutting-edge Zero Gap AI platform. Matt will share valuable lessons learned from his journey, offering practical advice and proven strategies to effectively integrate AI into your marketing efforts.

Attendees will have the opportunity to engage directly with Matt, participate in discussions, and gain firsthand knowledge on optimizing AI tools to enhance their business outcomes. Don’t miss this chance to transform your marketing approach with insights from one of the industry’s leading experts in AI-driven marketing.

Thurs June 13 11:00 am PDT / 1:00 pm CDT / 2:00 pm EDT Lean Culture: Partner Event: Seed Funding Without Loans: An Introduction to SBiR Grants 

Paul Scott will share lessons learned writing SBIR grants. His presentation will cover the grant writing application process:

  • Letter of intent
  • Concept paper
  • Full proposal

About Paul Scott:  Paul has been a technical writer for over 20 years. He uses his training and experience as a scientist to help clients convey highly technical information to customers and investors. He writes white papers and blog articles, as well as grant proposals for both academic research and the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR/STTR) program. He has helped his customers get grant awards from DARPA, NSF, NIH, the Department of Energy and other federal programs. He lives and works near San Francisco.

Tues June 18 8:00 am PDT Silicon Valley Bootstrappers Breakfast (Online) 

Thurs June 20 8:30 am CDT Chicago Bootstrappers Breakfast (Online)  

Fri June 21  9:00 am PDT San Francisco Bootstrappers Breakfast (In Person) SPRO-Mission Bay/SOMA  

Priyanka Lalwani, moderator for San Francisco Bootstrappers Breakfast, wrote a recent blog post “Don’t Target the Wrong Audience”

Fri June 21 9:00 am PDT Mtn View Bootstrappers Breakfast at Red Rock Coffee (In Person) 

Fri June 28 9:00 am PDT Silicon Valley Bootstrappers Breakfast (Online)


Lightning Round Question for June 2024

What would you change about your bootstrapping journey if you could go back?

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