A common point of discussion faced by many early stage entrepreneurs who visit Bootstrappers Breakfast is: ‘How to find a technical co-founder?’ Before looking for a co-founder, you first have to ask yourself: • Why do you need a technical co-founder? • What strengths do you bring to your business? What strengths would you wish
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
Here is a recap for the Philly Bootstrappers 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.