The Bootstrap Community Meetings on the 2nd Monday of each month. Invitations go out via Facebook. Meetings start at 6:30, with a half hour of socializing, followed by an hour of content. The conversations (and beer drinking!) continue afterwards. The focus of the Bootstrap Main meeting has evolved over the years (see below), the purpose has always been to create community, share knowledge and help bootstrap entrepreneurs advance their ventures.
We've stopped Monthly meetings and will be offering Bootstrap 101 in partnership with Simversity. The course is 4 weeks with 4 in-person meetings on Monday evenings. The first Bootstrap 101 kicks off on April 9.
Please note, all these dates are subject to change. You should friend Bootstrap Austin on facebook to learn about the specifics of monthly meetings.
- Jan 10: Bootstrap Austin, ATX Entrepreneur Scene (BootstrapU: Bootstrap 101)
- Feb 21 (moved from Feb 14th for Valentines): Join a Boot Board. Hear from existing Boot Board members about their experiences.
- Mar 14: NO MEETING. RISE Austin is the week of March 7 -11 with bootstrappers presenting and SXSWi is March 11 - 15 with a bootstrap meetup on Mary 11 @ 5pm
- Apr 11: #ATXentScene: Coworking, etc.
- May 9: Demo Night!
- Jun 13: Awaken (BootstrapU: Inner Journey)
- Jul 11: Founding Teams (BootstrapU: you/founding team) & Happy Birthday Bootstrap! (BootstrapU: Ideation)
- Aug 8: No Mtg
- Sep 12: No Mtg - ATX Startup Week
- Oct 10: TBD
- Nov 14: (EAST) (BootstrapU: Growth)
- Dec 12: Party @ Gingerman
Candidate Mtg Topics:
- VOD Boot Boards Presentation (BootstrapU: VoD)
- Boot Board Progress Presentation
In 2010 each meeting is produced by a particular Bootstrap Subgroup, usually with a related organization/community. Friend Bootstrap Austin on Facebook or follow @bootstrapaustin for meeting details.
- Jan 12: no meeting
- Feb 8: ATX Equation & Entrepreneurship Scene (Heather McKissick & Bijoy Goswami)
- Mar 8: Join a BootBoard! (Vod & Ideation Subgroups)
- Apr 12: Fusebox Festival's Ron Berry (Experience Subgroup)
- May 10: What's your QUEST(ion)? (Inner Journey Subgroup)
- Jun 14: Demo Night
- Jul 12 VoD - SELL - Panel Discussion Lou Ellman, Brant Barton, and Happy 7th B-day Bootstrap!
- Aug 9: Style Subgroup - Austin Fashion Week is Aug 14-21
- Sep 13: Launch of BootstrapU Demo Course
- Oct 11: GROWTH: Contemplating VC when you enter the Growth Stage
- Nov 8: Feedback and Planning Session for 2011
- Dec 13: Party @ Gingerman
- Jan 12: Kick-off! Bring your desires, feedback and input to help shape your Bootstrap Community in 2009. Roundtable at 5pm.
- Feb 9: Boot Boards Kickoff. Tony Chen: Why Start or Join a Boot Board
- Mar 9: No Bootstrap Meeting - check out RISE & SXSW
- Apr 13: No meeting
- May 11: What is Bootstrap?
- Jun 8: No Meeting
- Jul 13: No Meeting
- Aug 10: Lou Ellman, founder Royalty Zone
- Sep 14: Moneet Singh and Neeraj Bansal, cofounded of a mobile payments company in Pittsburgh and sold it to MPower Labs. It's now part of their new Mango venture, which enables payments via cell phone text messaging.
- Oct 12: Anurag Kumar
- Nov 9: Clint Greenleaf, founder Greenleaf Publishing Group
- Dec 14:
- Jan 14: David Ansel, founder The Soup Peddler
- Feb 11: Paul Carrozza, founder RunTex
- Mar 10: SXSW special meeting downtown
- Apr 14: Clayton Christopher, founder Sweet Leaf Tea
- May 12: Larry Warshaw, founder Constructive Ventures
- Jun 9: Rick Engel, founder Engel Management - Austin Java, Uncle Billy's, Little Woodrows
- Jul 14: Bootstrap Austin 5yr Party! A pub crawl, starting at the Gingerman, where we had our first meeting.
- Aug 11: Round table discussion
- Sep 8: Kevin Koym How can a bootstrap entrepreneur use an Enterprise Tribe?
- Oct 13: BootBoard Formation
- Nov 10: Gary Hoover, Club E Launch, Long Center
- Dec 8: Heather McKissick, Bootstrap Experience Launch
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Add these dates to your calendar and use the Evite links to keep updated on Event details
- Jan 8:Develop Your Elevator Pitch (by the Bootstrap Speaking Initiative). (Evite link)
- Feb 12: Rosy Jalifi, Director SBDP, City of Austin (MEETING HELD AT SBDP OFFICES). (Evite Link)
- Mar 12: Special Joint Event with SXSWi. (Evite Link)
- Apr 9: Launch of 2007 Boot Boards (Evite Link)
- May 14: Bjorn Billhardt, Founder Enspire, this is also the official kickoff for the Growth Subgroup. (Evite Link)
- June 11: Tim League, founder Alamo Drafthouse(Evite Link)
- July 9: Steve Bercu, Owner BookPeople (Evite Link)
- Aug 13: David Smith (Evite Link)
- Sep 10: Jeff Sandefer, Master Entrepreneur and founder of the Acton MBA. (Evite Link)
- Oct 8: Bijoy explains the Bootstrap stages, actions and principles as outlined in the Bootstrap Bootcamp. (Evite Link)
- Nov 12: Bootstrap Austin feedback meeting. (Evite Link)
- Dec 10: Year-end celebration with bootstrappers, friends and supporters. (Evite Link)
- Feb 13, Craig Fryar, Serial Entrepreneur founder Seedstage. Boot Rap Podcast
- March 13, No meeting. Come to the Bootstrap Panel, as part of this year's SXSW Interactive Digitial Convergence Track. Other bootstrappers are featured on an earlier panel at 3:30pm. Boot Rap Podcast
- April 10. Introduction to the Boot Board Initiative
- May 8, Intro to Bootstrap's Open Source Community Boot Rap Podcast of a similar talk
- June 12, Susan Strausberg, Cofounder of Edgar Online. Boot Rap Podcast
- July 10, Panel, Selling your Company
- Aug 14, Mark Blumenthal, founder of American Botanical Council - Bootstrapping your NonProfit. Boot Rap Podcast (by Nonprofit Subgroup)
- Sep 11, Steven Tomlinson, Entrepreneur Teacher Acton MBA on Combining Your Passions Boot Rap Podcast
- Oct 9: 8 Minute Ripple (by Bootstrap Connector)
- Nov 13: Roi James (by Art Subgroup). Roi James Talk Description
- Dec 11: 2006 Review, 2007 Plans and Technology Showcase
- Jan 5, ROUNDTABLE
- Feb 15, Eric Simone, cofounder, Perficient, owner Girl Next Door
- March 14, Joe Liemandt Trilogy (postponed)
- April 11, ROUNDTABLE
- May 9, Amy Miller, Amy's Ice Cream
- June 13, Carl Paul Golfsmith
- July 11, ROUNDTABLE
- August 8, Peter Huff, Blue Sage Capital
- September 12, Jack Long, Founder Lone Star Overnight, PeopleAdmin, Teacher Acton MBA
- October 10, Barry Thornton, Founder Clearcube
- November 14, John Paul DeJoria, John Paul Mitchell Systems. Boot Rap Podcast of a similar talk.
- December 12, Tito Beveridge, Tito's Handmade Vodka
- Jan 12, Ron Harris, founder Pervasive
- Feb 9, Bryce Cogswell, founder Winternals
- March 8, Peter Zandan, founder Intelliquest
- April 12, Kelsey August, founder Lone Star Direct
- May 10, Paul Carozza, founder Runtex
- June 14, Miller Hicks
- July 12, Bootstrap Roundtable
- August 9, Gita Lal, founder Daman Consulting
- September 13, Tom Feo, founder Optimization Alternatives
- October 11, Eric Shaffer, CEO Virtual Alert
- November 8, Sam Goodner, CEO Catapult Systems
- December 13, Gary Hoover, Founder Bookstop and Hoovers Online