Sunnyvale-- Bootstrappers Breakfast

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Price: $5.00 /per person

CoCos Restaurant

1206 Oakmead Parkway · Sunnyvale, CA

How to find us

We are in the back room.

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Leveraging The Medici Effect
To Bootstrap a Startup Lab in Silicon Valley

Jim Preston ( has been bootstrapping his SV Startup Lab ( since 2012, engineering 10 projects from 22 concepts to platform design, with one in active development and market testing. Product development primarily for Blue Ocean business opportunities that disrupt one or more industries.

He is inspired by "Medici Effect (" by Frans Johansson ( (in particular the insight that innovation is most likely to occur at the intersection of multiple fields or areas of interest). Jim will share some lessons learned and some rules of thumb he uses for his bootstrapped operation in Silicon Valley, hiring freelance contractors as needed.
Join us to compare notes on

• Problem => Solution ideation.
• Business models that integrate multiple disciplines.
• User experience research and application design
• Market promotion and testing.

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 meet in the back room, so space is limited — Please RSVP.

For more information about the group visit (

Cost is a small fee to offset the coordination cost, everyone pays for their own breakfast;