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.
We have a featured attendee, Allen Hirashiki, who will share lessons learned assembling a team of diverse experts and keeping them together and moving forward
Allen Hirashiki: How To Keep Bootstrapping Team Together and Moving Forward
In the MVP development phase for a team bootstrapping a product it can be difficult to keep the team motivated and moving forward. Allen Hirashki will share some lessons learned on shared accountability, morale, and joint planning he has learned boostrapping Mindframers ( http://mindframers.com/ ), a new wearable device startup.
This hardware product has a related smartphone app and charging station and has a team that includes electrical, mechanical, and software engineer as well as sales and business development folks experienced in medical device sales. Allen will talk about how to was able to attract a talented group of team members by aligning around a mission to help people manage situational stress (e.g. public speaking, taking tests, and visiting the dentist).
Allen Hirashiki has more than two decades of experience in as a mechanical and thermal engineering manager and cross-functional hardware team leader. He has held engineering and senior leadership positions at Ericsson, Fabric 7, and Cisco. He has a bachelor degree in mechanical engineering from Cal Poly Pomona. For the last decade he was a volunteer EMT, First Aid Provider, and with the Bay Area Chapter of the American Red Cross. He holds several patents for innovations in backplane and enclosure design for high performance networking equipment.
We meet in the back area, 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. Order at the counter and come back and find us.