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July is Lean Canvas Planning Month in Silicon Valley

As a short exercise at the breakfast, entrepreneurs will review their lean canvas with the group. We will share how to fill it out and take advantage of it.  It's not a requirement that you fill out the complete canvas--in fact if it's your first time it's recommended that you just focus on Customer, Problem, and

Japan-US Innovation Awards

The Japan Society of Northern California, in collaboration with the US-Asia Technology Management Center at Stanford University, is hosting it's 8th annual Innovation Awards Symposium July 13, and Stanford University. This will be a huge opportunity for Silicon Valley startups and young entrepreneurs to network with future investors, partners and collaborators, and get a peak

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

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