As an alternative to venture-funded startups, more and more companies get started under the terms "Self-funded", "Bootstrappers" and "Micropreneurs". (Sometimes also "Solopreneur" or "Lifestyle Business"). https://www.facebook.com/BootstrappersAustria/
If you've launched, or want to launch a bootstrapped business, this meetup is for you!
What makes this community different from the startup community? • Finding customers and earning money directly and quickly -- instead of taking risky venture capital and waiting forever to release. • Realistic Goals -- Stair Step approach instead of Hockey Stick growth  • Transparency - many bootstrappers share revenue numbers and business metrics • Self-funded, no outside investment. • Really focussed on the customers. • No large team initially, often started by two people or alone. • Marketing is often done with zero budget.