Bootstrap Yahoo Groups

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Bootstrap online groups are forums organized by stage, industry and topic. We currently use yahoo groups to send messages, however, you must have an OpenID validated by the Bootstrap (aleph) server, and join the appropriate groups on BootKarma first. Once you do, you will get an invitation to join the appropriate yahoo group. Read How to Join Bootstrap Austin to create your validated Bootstrap OpenID and BootKarma profile.

How to Engage

Please follow these protocols, they preserve the integrity of our online discussions. You manage your online reputation by the way you conduct yourself on the group. If you are ever in doubt about the appropriateness of a post, email Kevin or Bijoy.

  1. No promoting your business unless in direct response to a question posed by another bootstrapper asking for help.
  2. No job requests unless you are filling a position for your company. If you find yourself back in Ideation and having to look for a job, check out Hire Austin and Indeed
  3. No questions about non-venture-related issues.
  4. No posts relating to "what's broken about bootstrap." Add these directly to the wiki page Suggestions to Improve Bootstrap or get in touch directly with appropriate leads.
  5. Represent your needs only. A bootstrapper that needs help must be on the list. Requests for non-bootstrap entities are sent directly to Bijoy.
  6. DO ask any question that will help you move your venture forward
  7. DO share resources, news, connections, information that you think will be relevant to your fellow-bootstrappers.
  8. DO post events you think are of interest (WITHOUT REMINDERS) to the calendar. These could also be any events that your company is putting on that you would like bootstrappers to know about.