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Mtn View (4th Friday) [Red Rock Coffee]

On the fourth Friday of the month we meet at Red Rock Coffee from 9-10:30am.

Red Rock Coffee is at 201 Castro Street in Mountain View, just a couple of blocks from the Mountain View Caltrain Station! Join us upstairs for a little caffeine and sharing among the startup community.

Guest Speaker: Paul Spaan on Leveraging 3D Printing To Bootstrap

Paul Spaan worked as a mechanical engineer for more than two decades at major Silicon Valley technology firms before launching Spaan Enterprises to explore his long term interest in 3D printing. He will share some lessons learned from the installation and bringup of two 3D printers and bring examples of prototypes he has designed and printed for a seven minute "show and tell" and take part our regular roundtable discussion.

Paul anticipates that 3D printers that now cost less than
$20,000--and in many cases much less than $20,000--will enable new categories of small scale manufacturing businesses in the same way that personal computers and high performance workstations enabled new kinds of information and knowledge processing businesses.

Bring your questions about the business opportunities for
bootstrappers that 3D printing is now enabling.

Paul believes that we are in the midst of a price performance
transition that will have as significant an impact on product design
and production at small firms as low cost laser and inkjet printers
combined with desktop publishing software did for the design and
production of product printed content.

At a Bootstrappers Breakfast® we have serious conversations about growing a business based on internal cashflow and organic profit: this is for founders who are actively bootstrapping a startup.

  • Cost is a small fee to offset the coordination cost, everyone pays for their own coffee;
  • Look for us upstairs after you buy your coffee/tea.
  • The other attendees will all be in startups. It will be a chance to compare notes on operational, development, and business issues with peers.
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  • Geoff T.

    First time for me. Enjoyed it and it was interesting both from the content and the dynamics of the participants. I hope to come back.

    1 · May 24, 2013

  • HQ Event A.

    Inspiring discussion today at Bootstrapper's Breakfast!
    Topics included:
    - A presentation by Paul Spaan on the past, present, and future of 3D printing ( and handout
    - Hiring, incentivizing, and managing interns
    - Looking for expansion capital
    - Customer acquisition strategies and marketing ideas for a travel and training business

    May 24, 2013

  • Steve H.

    These are always interesting.

    2 · May 24, 2013

  • Ilya I.

    Sorry, urgent trip came up and I'm out of town.

    May 22, 2013

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