What we're about

Join Other Entrepreneurs Who Eat Problems For Breakfast.

Compare Notes

Exchange Ideas

Learn from Others’ Mistakes

Brainstorm with Peers

Find Partners

Small Group Atmosphere

Serious Conversation

Bootstrappers Breakfasts® roundtable meetings are for founders of early stage technology startups. It is a chance to compare notes on operational, development, and business issues with peers. These breakfasts were designed for entrepreneurs to share ideas and leverage thoughts with other folks who are serious about growing their business. www.bootstrappersbreakfast.com (http://www.bootstrappersbreakfast.com/)

Our focus is on issues for growing a business, not on VC fundraising. We promote the bootstrap business model.

We have been meeting since October of 2006 and have been on Meetup since October of 2008.

Upcoming events (5)

What's In Your Box of Legos?

Online event

Come join entrepreneurs who eat problems for breakfast®. 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. Our lightning round question will be, "What's in your box of Legos? What skills, tools, business relationships have you developed in 2020 that you plan to leverage 2021?" Please note: our briefing by Alastair Hood of Verdafero on "Lessons Learned Bootstrapping an Analytics Startup" has been postponed one month until Fri-Nov-27, register at https://www.meetup.com/Bootstrappers-Breakfast-SV/events/xqhnpqybcpbkc/ The other attendees will all be in startups. It will be a chance to compare notes on operational, development, and business issues with peers. Now in our 13th year in Silicon Valley. For more information about the group visit bootstrappersbreakfast.com (http://www.bootstrappersbreakfast.com/)

Palo Alto (1st Friday of the month)

Hobee's Restaurant

$10.00

Come join entrepreneurs who eat problems for breakfast®. 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. The other attendees will all be in startups. It will be a chance to compare notes on operational, development, and business issues with peers. Now in our 13th year in Silicon Valley. We meet in the back room, so space is limited — Please RSVP. For more information about the group visit bootstrappersbreakfast.com (http://www.bootstrappersbreakfast.com/) Cost is a small fee to offset the coordination cost, everyone pays for their own breakfast;

Sunnyvale-- Bootstrappers Breakfast

Specialty's

$10.00

Come join entrepreneurs who eat problems for breakfast®. 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. The other attendees will all be in startups. It will be a chance to compare notes on operational, development, and business issues with peers. Now in our 13th year in Silicon Valley. For more information about the group visit bootstrappersbreakfast.com (http://www.bootstrappersbreakfast.com/) Photo credit: Guy Basabose (https://unsplash.com/@guybas)

Lessons Learned Bootstrapping an Analytics Startup

Online event

Come join entrepreneurs who eat problems for breakfast®. 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. The other attendees will all be in startups. It will be a chance to compare notes on operational, development, and business issues with peers. Now in our 13th year in Silicon Valley. Alastair Hood shares lessons learned from his entrepreneurial journey bootstrapping Verdafero. He will talk about balancing providing services with growing subscription revenue and challenges of negotiating with larger players. Alastair Hood, Ph.D., is CEO of Verdafero. He is an experienced business professional and expert witness with a background in international business strategy, new market entry, product development, sustainability and energy efficiency in Europe and the US. Founder and CEO of Verdafero, the Technology Leader in Utility Analytics for Commercial Property. For more information about the group visit bootstrappersbreakfast.com (http://www.bootstrappersbreakfast.com/)

Past events (504)

Sunnyvale-- Bootstrappers Breakfast

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