Bootstrapping Your Startup
Most entrepreneurs dream of taking an idea and turning it into a successful company, but without funding from VCs or angel investors, your initial cash flow may be really tight. You'll need to watch your spending carefully and make sure that when you do spend, you make it count. That's where the bootstrapping comes in.
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Whether you're a startup or a company of one, you'll need to know the tricks of the trade to stretch your dollars (or krowns :) and turn your business into a successful venture. Not funded? This event will show you how to survive and thrive, getting the most from what you have and gain more of what you need.
Some of what we'll cover is:
Growing your company while bootstrapping
Free tools (online and offline)
Negotiation and the barter economy (using numbers as strength)
Creative thinking when it comes to expenses and planning them
Accounting and accountants
Save money through social media
Pitching to VCs oversees and traveling expenses
Whether you're an entrepreneur, a startup, or a small company of one - not only could this information save you money, but this could make or break your business.
Featuring a panel of experts, each an experienced bootstrapper, plus a few special guests, including Snowfire (http://snowfire.net/) (check out the website they did for us! (http://stockholmentrepreneurs.se))
EVENT PANELISTS INCLUDE:
Fritjof Andersson - Founder and CEO, RelationDesk.com
Therése Gedda - Founder and CEO at 30minMBA
Andreas Andersson - Founder and CEO of DMG Education
- a couple of special guests
Event to be moderated, in English, by Peter Fosso (from USA; Founder of Global Music Project, NetMusic Entertainment, Stockholm Entrepreneurs, etc.)
SCHEDULE (approximate times): Check-In/Mingling (18:45-19:15), Panel Discussion (19:15-20:30 or so and then more mingling - don't miss your chance to make some important new connections.
ABOUT THE PANELISTS
Fritjof Andersson is founder & CEO at the tech startup RelationDesk.com, a social media management tool with customers such as major banks, telecommunications companies and airlines. Fritjof has been an entrepreneur and intrapreneur since 1999, and describes himself as a biz dev nerd who loves to create spectacular new things.
Therése Gedda is the founder and CEO at 30minMBA. Besides running the award-winning and bootstrapped startup, she is also a seasoned speaker. She started her first company at age 17 within management consulting and over the last 14 years, she has been a startup advisor and has inspired 1000s of people as an international speaker. Awarded Sweden’s largest prize for innovators, SKAPA, she holds a Masters from the Stockholm School of Economics.
Andreas Andersson is Founder and CEO of DMG Education which provides online education, and whose mission is to educate the future decision makers of the music industry. DMG Education has been bootstrapped for the last 5 years and growing steadily every year. Andreas has worked as a tour manager for some of the biggest artists in Sweden and is also a motivational speaker, mentor, and runs the podcast ”Musikbranschpodden”.