Amelia Lin on Learning Fast: Going from Zero to First Paid Customer in 12 weeks

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Every last Friday of the month

Price: $10.00

Red Rock

201 Castro St · Mountain View, CA

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Upstairs on the Second Floor

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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.

In addition to our regular roundtable conversation we have a bootstrapper as a featured attendee: Amelia Lin, founder of Keep Life Stories ( will share lessons learned "Going from Zero to First Paid Customer in 12 Weeks--with No Coding."

Amelia's story: "When I started a service to capture a loved one's life story on audio, I was coming from a completely different background in EdTech. I needed to know: Would people even want such a product? How much would they pay for it? Who were the right people to sell to? Why would they buy my thing instead of something else? ...and I needed to learn all of this, very fast. Here's my top lessons on how I sped up that learning feedback cycle and closed our first paid customer 12 weeks later, without writing any code."

About the Bootstrapper: Before starting Keep Life Stories, Amelia Lin ( was a product manager at Udacity and worked at a range of Bay Area software startups. Keep Life Stories ( is a service to capture a loved one's life story on audio, and came out of her own desire to have her parents' stories recorded for family history.

Red Rock Coffee is at 201 Castro Street in Mountain View, just a couple of blocks from the Mountain View Caltrain Station!

Purchase your drinks and eats downstairs and join us on the second floor a serious conversation with other entrepreneurs.

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