Fluent Founder Roadmap We really like the work Beth Mckeon at Fluent is doing to clarify what a strong startup ecosystem needs from incubators, accelerators, working spaces, and startup oriented events. Her book "10 of 10" argues that we have to move beyond thinking that only "1 in 10" will make it to providing value
Amelia Lin on Learning Fast: "Going from Zero to First Paid Customer in 12 Weeks " On Fri-Apr-26 at Red Rock Coffee in Mountain View, Amelia Lin of Keep Life Stories gave a short briefing on "Going from Zero to First Paid Customer in 12 Weeks " Amelia's story: "When I started a service to
Happy Holidays from the Bootstrapper Moderators as 2018 Comes to a Close December is the busiest time of year for all of us, but it's important so stop to count your blessing and say thanks. As 2018 comes to a close, we look back over the year and consider the things we are grateful for.
Handout for Planning for Growth Exercises at September 2018 Bootstrapper Breakfasts in Silicon Valley
We used Derek Sivers’ book “Anything You Want” as a inspiration for 3×5 card exercises about planning for growth at the September Breakfasts in Silicon Valley
A roundup of events in Aug 2018 for bootstrappers in Silicon Valley. Includes a preview of coming attractions and slides or handouts from July events.
This is the handout from our “3×5 card workshop” on the Lean Canvas at the July 2018 Bootstrapper Breakfasts in Silicon Valley. Attendees did one of the basic exercises on a 3×5.
A lot happening in the next six weeks. Two very experienced speakers are coming to Lean Culture: David Telleen-Lawton in June and Mary Sorber in July. In addition our focus in July is on using the Lean Canvas to model your startup.
A list of events in May 2018 for Bootstrappers: this month at the Bootstrapper Breakfasts® we are featured a 3×5 card workshop on techniques for better decisions from “Decisive” by Chip and Heath.
A recap of a recent interchange with an entrepreneur who was trying to determine if attending a Bootstrapper Breakfast® would help advance his startup. I characterized a breakfast as a “blind date with destiny.”
Here is a recap for the Philly Bootstrapper Breakfast Mar-27-2018 from Darby Dupre. Four major topics were discussed: referral selling is your strongest lead generation tool, practice your pitch, don’t stand in the way of your own success, and validate product ideas through user research.