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Advice from PadGoRound’s founder Rosanne Clementi

Below is Austin Rettinhouse's PadGoRound's founder Rosanne Clementi Austin: For readers, can you briefly introduce yourself and what you’ve been working on? Rosanne: Sure! My name is Rosanne Clementi, and I am the developer of the PadGoRound. The PadGoRound is an adjustable tablet holder that I have been working on for around the last three

Founder Interview with Guiti Nabavi, co-founder of Startup Wonder

Recently Guiti Nabavi from Startup Wonder was interviewed by Austin Rettinhouse, a recent graduate who has been a wonderful addition to our team. Below is his interview: Austin: For starters, thank you so much for taking the time to speak with me today. Would you mind briefly introducing yourself to acquaint readers with your work?

Interview with Kitae Kwon, serial entrepreneur: Startups are like riding a tiger

Company-engineer-turned-entrepreneur Kitae Kwon talks laptop attachments, beginner’s naiveté, and why startups are like riding a tiger. Can you tell me about your first startup company? My first startup company was LandingZone, which began in March, 2011. I designed a computer docking station for the MacBook Air. I came up with the idea, filed the patents,

Founder Story: Scott Swaaley

Founder and CEO of MAKESafe Tools Scott Swaaley talks power tools, startup savvy, and how an electrical engineer became dedicated to improving workplace safety. Gaby: Can you briefly describe your company? Scott: My company is MAKESafe Tools. It’s a company that develops and manufactures safety products for the manufacturing industry, like our “power tool brake.”

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

Allen Hirashiki: How To Keep Bootstrapping Team Together and Moving Forward

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

Hardware Startup Lessons Learned: Risk & Cost Management, Building Your Prototype and Pilot Hardware to Ensure Successful Production Ramp

Bob Mattoon, President of ISC Networks, will share tips for building your prototype and transitioning your product to production. He will be discussing best practices for methodically generating your pilot product and to focus on its functionality. His expert tips come from many years of managing supply chain and contract manufacturers (onshore and offshore) through

Travis Johnson discuss formation of Foodjunky and pivots driven by customer feedback

A couple of weeks ago, Jeremy Brinkerhoff had the chance to interview a Chicago bootstrapper and founder of Foodjunky, Travis Johnson. Jeremy:  Please give us a brief description of your company. Travis:  Foodjunky simplifies the way companies order food for group meetings. Instead of going around with a menu asking what everyone wants, you use