Cheryl Lynn Nelson is a certified paralegal, income tax advisor, Notary Public and a parent. Cheryl knew that most parents were completely unaware that their rights regarding his or her child’s medical decisions changed once the child turned 18 and that few resources available to help them navigate these changes. This led her to create Plan-18. At our Tue-Nov-21 Breakfast in Sunnyvale, Cheryl shared lessons learned from bootstrapping the idea to execution of Plan 18, and balancing the demands of a day job with a startup.
This is a recap from the Fri-Oct-27 Bootstrapper Breakfast in Mountain View. We covered a number of interesting topics including branding, managing commitments, and developing an MVP. Branding, Managing Commitments, and Developing an MVP Definitions for Branding We discussed branding for startups and came up with a couple of useful definitions: Kristin Zhivago: "Your brand
Allen Hirashiki gave a briefing at the Tue-Oct-17 Bootstrappper Breakfast in Sunnyvale on team and project management practices he had found effective in keeping the Mindframers bootstrapping team together and moving forward on the design of a complex wearable device. Here is the description for the breakfast and a handout that Allen provided to summarize
Athol Foden gave a great briefing on naming your company and your product and took questions on naming at the Aug-25 Bootstrapper Breakfast in Mountain View.
A roundup of events in Silicon Valley for bootstrappers in May 2017; this month at the Bootstrapper Breakfasts we are focused on effective delegation and management of employees, freelancers, and consultants.
A roundup of events in Silicon Valley for bootstrappers in May 2017; this month at the Bootstrapper Breakfasts we are focused on what habits to nurture and what to extinguish for success.
Josh Anderson, founder of FreeDNS, shared “Lessons Learned Bootstrapping FreeDNS” at the Feb-24-2017 Bootstrapper Breakfast at Red Rock in Mountain View.
Here are my notes on Liz Fraley’s briefing on “Bootstrapping an expertise-enabled startup” at the Tue-Feb-21 Bootstrapper Breakfast in Sunnyvale.
A quick reminder we have our last breakfast of 2016 tomorrow at 9am at Red Rock. RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/Bootstrappers-Breakfast-SV/events/233721783/ If you have not been to a breakfast before here is a quick heads up on the format: everyone has a chance to introduce themselves and talk about what they are working on. If you are
Great conversation Friday morning at Hobees in Palo Alto. We had a featured attendee "Hard Drive" who covered some of the lessons learned in "Hard Drive: Seven Practices I Used to Launch a Successful Startup." Here are a couple of topics we covered. Work to a Frequently Updated Action List We had a featured attendee "Hard