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 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.”
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.
Bootstrappers need to proceed in a stepwise fashion to make progress. Like nature, they cannot make leaps (Natura non facit saltus) Here is the Silicon Valley roundup of events in April 2018 for bootstrappers.
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
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.
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.”
Here is our roundup of Silicon Valley events in February 2018 for bootstrappers: Developer Week in San Francisco, three bootstrapper breakfasts, Startups & Interns: Will Work for Equity Networking, and What the 2018 Tax Reform Means for Consultants.