We recently chatted with our Bootstrappers Breakfast moderators as they reflect on what they have seen over the years with startups. As moderators, they have seen it all and have some fun stories to tell about the passion and pitfalls of entrepreneurship. They shared their views looking forward to future opportunities. Mike Krupit, Philly Travis
Attendees share their take aways from a recent meeting. "exceptional sharing of experiences and simple truths for startups to gain insight"
Our favorite take aways from our bootstrappers breakfast meeting.
Here is an edited transcript of a briefing by Rob Fitzpatrick at the May-1-2020 Bootstrapper Breakfast on the value of taking a long term approach to bootstrapping. Hyperlinks have been added for context.
We are using Derek Sivers’ book “Anything You Want” as a inspiration for 3×5 card exercises about managing growth at the September 2019 Breakfasts in Silicon Valley. We ran this program last year at this time and it was very well received. We will also have our regular roundtable discussion.
Fluent Founder Roadmap We really like the work Beth Mckeon at Fluent is doing to clarify what a strong startup ecosystem needs from incubators, accelerators, working spaces, and startup oriented events. Her book "10 of 10" argues that we have to move beyond thinking that only "1 in 10" will make it to providing value
Amelia Lin on Learning Fast: "Going from Zero to First Paid Customer in 12 Weeks " On Fri-Apr-26 at Red Rock Coffee in Mountain View, Amelia Lin of Keep Life Stories gave a short briefing on "Going from Zero to First Paid Customer in 12 Weeks " Amelia's story: "When I started a service to
Handout for Planning for Growth Exercises at September 2018 Bootstrapper Breakfasts in Silicon Valley
We used Derek Sivers’ book “Anything You Want” as a inspiration for 3×5 card exercises about planning for growth at the September Breakfasts in Silicon Valley
This is the handout from our “3×5 card workshop” on the Lean Canvas at the July 2018 Bootstrapper Breakfasts in Silicon Valley. Attendees did one of the basic exercises on a 3×5.
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