Startup Bootcamp is a Chicago-based community dedicated to facilitating the initial phases associated with technology-related startups. In particular, it is a community of startups that can support each other throughout the so-called "Valley of Death" period. Startup Bootcamp is entirely free, barring the cost of any meeting facilities or other logistical costs (which are split up amongst the attendees).
The goal of the community is to provide each other with support in order to facilitate the success of the startups past the "Valley of Death." We focus on "Bootstrapping" and "Lean Startup Principles" in an effort to minimize cost, maintain a quantitative measure of progress and bring a minimum viable product (MVP) to your customers as fast as possible so you can start receiving feedback immediately.