Looking For A Co-Founder? A common point of discussion faced by many early stage entrepreneurs who visit Bootstrappers Breakfast is: ‘How to find a technical co-founder?’ Before looking for a co-founder, you first have to ask yourself: • Why do you need a technical co-founder? • What strengths do you bring to your business? What
What is your Company’s DNA- While waiting to launch your final product try to focus on promoting the unique function of your product. An eye pleasing design may differentiate you, but underneath the image is you DNA! Free Trial vs. $0 Trial So your customers aren’t ready to pay, but are you ready to be
Sarah Gray LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/sarahggray Twitter: @fablednet Sarah Gray is the co-founder of MercuryApp.com She is a technical co-founder and entrepreneur with a background in theater directing. Sarah has been developing software professionally for 10 years and worked for a number of early-stage startups before dropping out to build her own products. She is currently working
Venue: San Francisco, CA Date: March 27th Time: 2pm to 6.30 pm Details and Registration: http://p42workshop.eventbrite.com/ Description:This workshop is designed to give startups the tools and tips they need to be able to craft powerful stories that move journalists and make them write about your startup. While your startup is the product, your story is
A pitch for an idea shouldn’t be longer than a minute. That one minute should include how the idea can help people and how it can generate revenue for people.
You’re a better entrepreneur by delegating tasks that are outside your circle of knowledge. Focus on your strengths and on growing your business. Hire 3-5 people and give them small projects. Pick the one who you find most suitable to work with. Set milestones with them and take stock periodically.
Today, we had an interesting discussion on when the right time to draft a partnership agreement is and the amount of resources to allocate to it. We also discussed ways to meet potential co-founders. Our members came up with different pieces of advice on forming partnership agreements. •The agreement need not be stringent. Have something
On February 28th, Brian Woodall of Lamplighter Financial will share his insights on the ‘Financial Preparation for Investor Deals’ Bring your questions on: • Key due diligence items all investors consider • How to approach investors • Maximizing valuations Location: Heavenly Café, 3116 Oak Rd, Walnut Creek, CA Time: 7.30 am Date: February 28th, 2012
Bootstrappers won’t like the recently enacted patent reform law. Called the America Invents Act, it was signed by President Obama on September 16, 2010 and takes effect March 16, 2013. It provides for a “first to file” patent system. Currently a patent is awarded to the first person to invent and reduce the invention to
Bootstrappers won’t like the recently enacted patent reform law. Called the America Invents Act, it was signed by President Obama on September 16. The law takes effect March 16, 2013. It provides for a “first to file” patent system. Currently a patent is awarded to the first person to invent and reduce the invention to