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July is Lean Canvas Planning Month in Silicon Valley

As a short exercise at the breakfast, entrepreneurs will review their lean canvas with the group. We will share how to fill it out and take advantage of it.  It's not a requirement that you fill out the complete canvas--in fact if it's your first time it's recommended that you just focus on Customer, Problem, and

Japan-US Innovation Awards

The Japan Society of Northern California, in collaboration with the US-Asia Technology Management Center at Stanford University, is hosting it's 8th annual Innovation Awards Symposium July 13, and Stanford University. This will be a huge opportunity for Silicon Valley startups and young entrepreneurs to network with future investors, partners and collaborators, and get a peak

3 things I learned at a Lean Culture meetup on May 22, 2018

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

New Events Added for NYC

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

Cheryl Lynn Nelson: Bootstrapping a legal document workbook for 18 year olds

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

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

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 www.founderset.com/blog.­ 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

Bootstrappers Breakfast Talks about Kickstarter Videos

Andrew Boer, CEO of Boer Digital, will lead the discussion about videos for crowdfunding and will share his tips for making several videos for different crowdfunding projects. This is a round-table discussion so please bring your experience and questions. The other attendees will all be early stage technology entrepreneurs, it will be a chance to

First Midland Breakfast was a great success

Thanks to all the bootstrappers that made it out and to Chris Moultrup and Mid Michigan Innovation Center for hosting! A quick wrap up of today's breakfast A young developer is looking to start working on his own project. We say go for it! The world really needs more talented developers building the next new

Ten Quotes for Bootstrappers From July 2014

“It is not the employer who pays wages. He only handles the money. It is the product that pays the wages and it is the management that arranges production so that the product may pay the wages.” Henry Ford in "My Life and Work" I think successful bootstrappers understand that hiring employees is only sustainable