David Telleen-Lawton Presents at Lean Startup Conference 2015

If you missed  The Nitty Gritty of Setting Up Customer Discovery Meetings by David Telleen-Lawton at The Lean Startup Conference 2015, he shared the down and dirty details of setting up meetings for Customer Discovery. Having set hundreds of B2B and B2C discovery meetings over the years, Telleen-Lawton tells how to [...]

Bay Area Maker Faire 2015

source: Maker Faire This weekend I attended the Bay Area Maker Faire 2015.  New this year was a Startup Pavilion with about 20 companies selling their products and looking for early adopters. Through out the show, I also found many startups looking for support for their kickstarter campaigns. [...]

By |2015-05-26T20:24:43-08:00May 24th, 2015|Events, Startups|1 Comment

Hotels Near Great Demo Workshop 2015

Attending the Great Demo Workshop 2015? The two day workshop is held at Domain Hotel which several past attendees have stayed at and enjoyed. Domain Hotel 1085 E El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087 (408) 247-0800 - special discount rate for "Great Demo Group" However the hotel does normally sell [...]

By |2015-05-09T06:26:10-08:00April 11th, 2015|Events|0 Comments

Thanksgiving 2014

We did something different for Thanksgiving 2014: we held a Bootstrapper's Potluck and hosted a dinner for a dozen people or so with our family. Thanksgiving 2014: Bootstrapper's Potluck It was a chance for my sons to meet some real entrepreneurs and give folks who were new to the area [...]

By |2017-11-24T18:11:37-08:00November 27th, 2014|Events|4 Comments

Chris Yonge on 3D Printing: Past, Present, Future

The following is a guest post by Max Murphy, a mechanical engineering student who is interested in the implications of  3D printing or positive manufacturing for  mechanical design, its synergies with animation, and potential for fostering new opportunities for entrepreneurs. Max is an intern at DreamWorks and returns to his sophomore [...]

By |2015-06-23T16:20:46-08:00August 22nd, 2014|Events, Video|5 Comments

Ilya Semin on “Bootstrapping DataNyze to $1M/ARR” Sep-5-2014 in Palo Alto

Ilya Semin, founder of Datanyze, joins us at the Palo Alto Bootstrapper Breakfast 7:30am on Fri-Sep-5-2014 at Hobees in Palo Alto. Ilya will share what he learned bootstrapping Datanyze to $1M+ ARR and 9 employees. DataNyze provides competitive intelligence for Web analytics, Widgets, CDN, DNS, and related firms. It can answer questions like [...]

By |2014-09-07T20:03:58-08:00August 11th, 2014|Events, skmurphy|1 Comment

Matt Oscamou of Frontier Bites on the value of the Bootstrapper Breakfast

Matt Oscamou, the founder of Frontier Bites, talked about lessons learned getting a food startup off the ground at the April 15 Bootstrapper Breakfast in Sunnyvale. Here is a short recording of his introduction, the benefits the Bootstrapper Breakfast® has offered him, and how he came to bootstrap Frontier Bites [...]

By |2014-09-07T20:19:10-08:00June 30th, 2014|Audio, Events, Founder Story, skmurphy|4 Comments

Favorites from Maker Faire Bay Area 2014

source: Maker Faire I attended the SF Bay Area Maker Faire again this year. Here are some of my favorite finds. Shannon Chappell's Steampunk Rock Golem. Provided by Solarbotics source: Makezine   Michael Gard's Lift: Luminous Sculpture http://youtu.be/OLMexL-1PXM Justin Kohn's Channelled Alien Mechanicals http://youtu.be/fqLqXibQgDA  

By |2015-05-29T19:49:47-08:00June 7th, 2014|Events|1 Comment
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