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Dave Saxby: 8 Things You Should Think About (A Lot) Before You Start a Company

Our featured attendee for Tue-Aug-16-2016 in Sunnyvale was David Saxby of SaxbyIoT, he offered a practical briefing on "8 things you should think about (a lot) before you start a company: lessons learned from founding six startups." Dave shared lessons learned from Altera, Parallan, Scotts Valley Instruments, Storymail, Ultimate HD and starting up the PC Server Division

Silicon Valley August/September 2016 Roundup

BB Channels: @bootstrappers | LinkedIn Group | Blog | Meetups: SV | SF | East Bay A roundup of events for August 2016 for Bootstrappers Breakfast Sunnyvale Bootstrapper Breakfast Tue-Aug-16 at 7:30am at Specialty's 605 Tasman Drive 94089, Sunnyvale, CA across from light rail station. Order at counter, we are at the big table in

Notes from Tue-Jul-19 Breakfast in Sunnyvale

Here are my notes from the Tuesday July 19 Bootstrapper Breakfast in Sunnyvale. Bootstrapper Breakfast notes from Tue-Jul-19 Q: I don't want to be one of those people who is constantly having to hustle for business. A: The elevator to success is out of order; you will have to take the stairs. (with apologies to Joe Girard).

Chad Leiker on Your First Commercial Lease

Chad S. Leiker is a Vice President at Kidder Mathews who dropped by our Mar-15-2016 Bootstrapper Breakfast in  Sunnyvale.  He joined Kidder Mathews in 2000 and and specializes in sales and leasing of office and R&D spaces throughout the Silicon Valley. I asked him if he would answer a few questions about how firms approach finding the right office space and signing their first lease and he was gracious enough to let me publish them on the blog

Anne Cohen on Networking In Silicon Valley

Anne Cohen of Disability Health Access was our featured attendee at the Fri-Feb-26 Bootstrapper Breakfast in Mountain View, CA.  Here is our description from the event: In a valley of innovators, where contacts are a commodity, how do you weave a network that doesn’t just launch your next company but builds a foundation for sustaining your

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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 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

Silicon Valley End of 2015 Event Wrap Up

Community Channels: @bootstrappers | LinkedIn Group | Blog | Meetups: SV | SF | East Bay Warning: The End (of 2015) is Near A roundup of events through the end of 2015 for Bootstrappers Breakfast Thanksgiving Potluck Thu-Nov-26 2pm in San Jose: Don't have family to visit on Thanksgiving? Join us for Thanksgiving dinner. Bring

Andrew Boer: Kickstarter Video Campaign Essentials

Andrew Boer, CEO of Boer Digital, spoke at today's breakfast in Sunnyvale and provided this handout. Kickstarter Video Campaign Essentials Step 1 – Know What You’re Getting Yourself Into Familiarize yourself with crowd funding trends and success stories Understand the basics of a Kickstarter page, and the differences, limitations and guidelines of each Be prepared to

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 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