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HN Chicago #5: Bootstrappers Showcase @ Basecamp HQ (37 Signals)

  • Jun 18, 2014 · 6:30 PM
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Howdy all,

Venue

Our June HN Chicago meetup is being hosted at the awesome office space of Basecamp (formerly known as 37 Signals) in the west loop. Pics to get you excited:

• http://officesnapshots.com/2010/10/08/37-signals-new-office/

• https://signalvnoise.com/posts/2593-official-pictures-of-our-new-office

Basecamp is a bootstrapped SaaS company responsible for Basecamp, Highrise, and Campfire, among other products.  They've also published popular books and on business, tech, entrepreneurship, and remote work.

Ruby on Rails was created originally as an internal project at 37 Signals before being released as open source.

Event

We'll have 2 local entrepreneurs with bootstrapped, profitable businesses to come speak about their companies and answer questions.

RSVPS

70 seats.

From the past events, we've currently been running around 70% attendance from the RSVPs.

If you're unable to attend, this time, please update your RSVP.  Because this will be a cool event and the speaking theater at Basecamp has space constraints, we will have to be stricter about the RSVP list.

The week before the event, I will email everyone on the RSVP list to ask you to confirm attendance via email.  Those who do not respond will be removed from the RSVP list and waitlisted members will be invited.

Preference will be given to those who have attended prior events.

Speakers

Mari from Foiled Cupcakes - Online cupcake empress (Foiled Cupcakes), 1 of 6 people in the world who have actually ever made money using Twitter.

Ryan Evans from Rand Media - Bootstrapped PR company, founder of Source Sleuth, which helps journalists find expert sources for their articles.

Evan Miller from Wizard - Statistics software made easy, talking about the intersection of tech and entrepreneurship.

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  • Eric L

    Awful again. Why do attendees voluntarily subscribe to this torture? Host has the organizational skills of a brain-damaged lemur at best. Hopefully next time will be better. D+.

    1 · June 19, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Clark, I’m sure Eric can happily charge a fee for this event so that food can be served, like most events.

      June 19, 2014

    • Clark N.

      Most events have sponsors, this group is so large it shouldn't have a problem finding one

      June 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Haha. Great job Eric. Looking forward to the next one.

    June 19, 2014

  • Kristopher M.

    Eric did a great job setting this up, great panel and insights. Please continue the nice work.

    1 · June 18, 2014

  • Jon S.

    Thanks to Eric L, the entrepreneurs, and Basecamp! Learned tons of great info.

    1 · June 18, 2014

  • Tim

    Tried to make it but now I am just a puddle at a train station... Hope it was good for the rest of you.

    June 18, 2014

  • Tim J.

    Is there any food at the event?

    1 · June 18, 2014

    • Kevin M.

      @EricL it would be nice to know this - not looking for free food, just don't want to show up on empty stomach and not be able to pay respectful attention. also don't want to eat and waste any food you invest in...

      June 18, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey Kevin and Tim. There’s no food, so do grab yourself something good to eat. Plenty of options on Randolph St. and Madison.

      June 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't make it finally, I'll be out of town. Too bad I miss it! :(

    June 17, 2014

    • Eric L

      next time, @pedro

      June 18, 2014

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