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
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.”
A list of events in May 2018 for Bootstrappers: this month at the Bootstrapper Breakfasts® we are featured a 3×5 card workshop on techniques for better decisions from “Decisive” by Chip and Heath.
A recap of a recent interchange with an entrepreneur who was trying to determine if attending a Bootstrapper Breakfast® would help advance his startup. I characterized a breakfast as a “blind date with destiny.”
Bootstrappers need to proceed in a stepwise fashion to make progress. Like nature, they cannot make leaps (Natura non facit saltus) Here is the Silicon Valley roundup of events in April 2018 for bootstrappers.
Here is our roundup of Silicon Valley events in March 2018 for bootstrappers: three Bootstrapper Breakfasts with a theme of “Grow Your Network Even If You Are an Introvert”, “Startups & Interns: Will Work for Equity Networking”, Ash Maurya’s “Continuous Innovation” workshop, and “Startups: What’s Hot and What’s Not.”
Here is our roundup of Silicon Valley events in February 2018 for bootstrappers: Developer Week in San Francisco, three bootstrapper breakfasts, Startups & Interns: Will Work for Equity Networking, and What the 2018 Tax Reform Means for Consultants.
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
This is a recap from the Fri-Oct-27 Bootstrapper Breakfast in Mountain View. We covered a number of interesting topics including branding, managing commitments, and developing an MVP. Branding, Managing Commitments, and Developing an MVP Definitions for Branding We discussed branding for startups and came up with a couple of useful definitions: Kristin Zhivago: "Your brand
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