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3 things I learned at a Lean Culture meetup on May 22, 2018

At a Lean Culture Meetup in Palo Alto, serial entrepreneur Ed Ipser shared what it takes to build a successful startup. Everyone left with different answers, but here are three things this author learned: 1) Innovation is hard Irritatingly, everything a young startup needs to do to be efficient is directly opposed to what it

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Founder Story: Scott Swaaley

Founder and CEO of MAKESafe Tools Scott Swaaley talks power tools, startup savvy, and how an electrical engineer became dedicated to improving workplace safety. Gaby: Can you briefly describe your company? Scott: My company is MAKESafe Tools. It’s a company that develops and manufactures safety products for the manufacturing industry, like our “power tool brake.”

Philly Bootstrapper Breakfast Mar-27-2018 Recap

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.

New Events Added for NYC

Serial entrepreneur and Trajectify founder Mike Krupit brings the kick-ass to NYC. Born and raised in the Bronx and graduate of Queens College, Mike succeeded in organizing Bootstrappers Breakfast meetings in Philly, Baltimore, and more recently, Atlanta. Now he is  back in New York for more networking and Boostrapper-ing. Mike has joined forces with Bonnie

Philly Bootstrapper Breakfast Feb-27-2018 Recap

Here is a recap for the Philly Bootstrapper Breakfast Feb-27-2018 from Darby Dupre. Three major topics were discussed: how to raise brand awareness, how to test your product before you build it, and how to find a lawyer.

Silicon Valley Roundup of Events in March 2018 for Bootstrappers

Here is our roundup of Silicon Valley events in March 2018 for bootstrappers: three Bootstrapper Breakfasts with a theme of “Grow Your Network Even If You Are an Introvert”, “Startups & Interns: Will Work for Equity Networking”, Ash Maurya’s “Continuous Innovation” workshop, and “Startups: What’s Hot and What’s Not.”