Last Friday at the Silicon Valley Bootstrappers Breakfast an attendee mentioned they were considering investing two days to adopt David Allen's "Getting Things Done" approach to organizing their work. This led to a "lightning round" question: "What tools and techniques do you use to keep yourself organized and getting work done?" This in turn triggered
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
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?
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
A roundup of events in Aug 2018 for bootstrappers in Silicon Valley. Includes a preview of coming attractions and slides or handouts from July events.
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.
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,
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
A lot happening in the next six weeks. Two very experienced speakers are coming to Lean Culture: David Telleen-Lawton in June and Mary Sorber in July. In addition our focus in July is on using the Lean Canvas to model your startup.
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