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Thank you Erin Kelley

After many months, Erin Kelley is stepping back from month-to-month operations of the Chicago’s Bootstrappers Breakfast meeting. We will miss her and are grateful for her giving back to so many other bootstrappers. Moving forward we are looking for a new primary moderator and additional ways we can come together to work, mobilize, share, learn,

These Breakfasts Have a Dress Code: Boots with Straps!

Image credit: saddako / 123RF Stock Photo Looking back, as Bootstrappers Breakfast Tampa Bay Area celebrates completion of a year of meaningful meetups, it is becoming clear that its success story is that of a newcomer tripping over a pressure cooker of a city that was already steaming with entrepreneurial energy that could

Meet Our Team: Tim Montague

Tim Montague LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/tgmontague Twitter: https://twitter.com/CUSBDC Tim Montague is a business consultant and technology entrepreneurship specialist with the SBDC in Champaign-Urbana, home of the flagship campus of the University of Illinois. He advises startup and existing businesses on management, marketing and finance. Tim has over fifteen years of sales, marketing, and fundraising experience in technology,

Ramesh Sambasivan host Tampa Bay Bootstrappers Breakfast

Ramesh Sambasivan is the co-founder and board member at iTradeFair.com, Inc. a software-as-a-service enhancing enterprise exhibition experiences since 1999.  He considers himself a life-long student of business, strategy, and of design as a medium for positive change.  He is active in startup circles in Philadelphia and Tampa and enjoys coordinating and mentoring at a local

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Thank you to our fellow entrepreneurs, families and friends for always standing by our sides. Thank you so much for your loyal support, without which we can’t go far.

Please join us

Please join us in thanking Griffin Caprio for his great leadership and welcoming Sarah Gray. Griffin Caprio is stepping back from month-to-month operations of the Chicago's Bootstrappers Breakfast meeting. Under his founding leadership the Chicago chapter of Bootstrappers Breakfast has attracted an incredible group of entrepreneurs. He plans to continue attending breakfasts and be involved

Meet Sarah Gray – Chicago’s latest leadership team

Sarah Gray LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/sarahggray Twitter: @fablednet Sarah Gray is the co-founder of MercuryApp.com She is a technical co-founder and entrepreneur with a background in theater directing. Sarah has been developing software professionally for 10 years and worked for a number of early-stage startups before dropping out to build her own products. She is currently working

Chuck Hall joins Philly leadership team

Chuck Hall LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/chuckhallyourmarketingexec Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/ChuckHall email: yourmarketingexec@gmail.com Chuck is a marketing professional with more than 25 years of management and leadership experience in advertising, public relations, marketing and organizational communications. He offers pragmatic perspectives developed while growing up in a family business, managing in large, unforgiving bureaucracies (like GE and Prudential), struggling to operationalize a startup (only to have

Meet Our Team: Mike Krupit

Mike Krupit LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/mkrupit Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/mkrupit email: mike@novotorium.com Mike is a strategic leader, innovator, and entrepreneurial operator in business and technology. He has provided organizational and technical leadership in dynamic environments, including early stage, fundraising, mergers and acquisitions, high growth, and efficiency management. Michael has achieved significant goals through his strong leadership, fiscal awareness, technological advancement,

Meet Our Team: Jeremy Leval

Jeremy Leval is currently an MBA student at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. At the young age of ten, Jeremy started his first entrepreneurial venture, Megamix Productions, DJing birthday parties for grade school aged children with only two plastic disco balls and a karaoke machine. Within five years, Megamix Productions acquired professional equipment, grew its