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Our Team: Pete Tormey moderates San Francisco & East Bay meetings

Pete Tormey is a registered patent attorney who specializes in providing patents for Software, Electronics, Life Science Instrumentation and Business Methods. Pete has co-founded two companies and brings extensive experience in both engineering and marketing to our meetings. In a formal way Pete has shared his expertise since 2009: Pete Tormey: When To Apply For

Please join us in thanking Carl Ludewig

Please join us in thanking Carl Ludewig for his great leadership of the San Francisco Bootstrapper Breakfast for the last 6 years. While he plans to continue to attend and take part he is stepping back from month-to-month operations of the San Francisco Bootstrappers Breakfast meeting. We have been fortunate to find someone like Carl

Chicago’s Bootstrappers is back with a party!

We are very excited to have Travis Johnson taking over the Chicago chapter! The first meetup is going to be more of a welcome back party but we will do some bootstrapping as well! Travis is founder of Foodjunky.com and first attended the Chicago breakfast 5 years ago. With Travis leadership Foodjunky.com is now the

Welcome Ashley Cirilli to Detroit leadership team

We are excited to welcome Ashley Cirilli to the Detroit leadership team. She is a team leader of Operations at Quicken Loans and a perpetually learner. Her side business is a crochet business and hopes to open a yarn store in Downtown Detroit.  She is passionate about learning about entrepreneurship and sharing information and contacts

Candis J Lipe joins team as HQ Coordinator

We are excited to have Candis J Lipe join our team as HQ coordinator. Candis is founder of Adminologist.com where she provides individuals, entrepreneurs and small businesses with contract administrative support. She brings a sense of humor, a professional demeanor, and wealth of experience to keeping our team and events on track. She is comfortable diving

Money Saving Tips 2015

Recently, we had an interesting Bootstrappers Breakfast about money saving tips and expense tracking.  Tri Hoang, President at Alpha B Group, kicked off the discussion by sharing her "A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned:Expense Tracking Resources".  A couple of key resources she sees used by many of her clients are: Expensify for expense reports

Thank you Erin Kelley

After many months, Erin Kelley is stepping back from month-to-month operations of the Chicago’s Bootstrappers Breakfast meeting. We will miss her and are grateful for her giving back to so many other bootstrappers. Moving forward we are looking for a new primary moderator and additional ways we can come together to work, mobilize, share, learn,

Seffi Kaminitz Advice to Startups

Seffi Kaminitz, Esq. is the founding partner at Kaminitz Law and has also written a number of blog posts intended to provide guidance to technology entrepreneurs, which can be found at www.founderset.com/blog.­  He spoke at our Friday October 24 Bootstrapper Breakfast in Mountain View and graciously provided this summary of his remarks on the key elements in

Seffi Kaminitz answers startup legal questions at Bootstrappers Breakfast

Seffi Kaminitz is the founding partner at Kaminitz Law and has also written a number of blog posts intended to provide guidance to technology entrepreneurs, which can be found at www.founderset.com/blog.­ He will share tips on startup legal questions related to technology licensing transactions and forming reseller and OEM business relationships.Bring your legal questions and join us! Friday