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BOOTSTRAPPING     101  ADII PIENAAR. SILICON CAPE ACADEMY. 23.02.2012.
RIGHT NOW.4 YEARS, 19 WOOPEEPS,150 000 USERS &QUITE A FEW $$$’s
ALSO.$0 FUNDING100% BOOTSTRAPPED
boot·strap·ping / verbTo promote and develop by use of ones own initiative andwork without reliance on outside help.
boot·strap·ping / verbTo promote and develop by use of ones own initiative andwork without reliance on outside help.
CAUTION.VC AIN’T EVIL.
OUR BOOTSTRAPPING JOURNEY.A TALE OF INNOCENCE,INEXPERIENCE &(BLISSFUL?) IGNORANCEOH... AND: THIRD TIME LUCKY.
#1REVENUES = MOMENTUM
#2LAUNCH USING YOUROWN PROFILE
#3VALIDATE YOUR IDEA FIRST.DON’T WASTE MONEY.
“Lean is a process and Entrepreneurship isan Art. There’s no paint by numbers.”DAN MARTELL, “LEAN STARTUPS IS NOT ABOUT BE...
#4DON’T REINVENT THE WHEEL.HACK INSTEAD.
EXTRACT FROM “THE HACKER WAY”“Hacking is also an inherently hands-on andactive discipline. Instead of debating for dayswhe...
DONE IS BETTERTHAN PERFECT.
#5SPEND SOME MONEY
#6HIRE BEHIND THE CURVE
DEMANDSUPPLY         POTENTIAL
HIRE HERE
#7INCREASED EFFICIENCYDOESN’T INCREASE OVERHEADS
#8KILL IT QUICK!
BOOTSTRAPPING101ADII PIENAARHTTP://ADII.ME@ADII
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  1. 1. BOOTSTRAPPING 101 ADII PIENAAR. SILICON CAPE ACADEMY. 23.02.2012.
  2. 2. RIGHT NOW.4 YEARS, 19 WOOPEEPS,150 000 USERS &QUITE A FEW $$$’s
  3. 3. ALSO.$0 FUNDING100% BOOTSTRAPPED
  4. 4. boot·strap·ping / verbTo promote and develop by use of ones own initiative andwork without reliance on outside help.
  5. 5. boot·strap·ping / verbTo promote and develop by use of ones own initiative andwork without reliance on outside help.
  6. 6. CAUTION.VC AIN’T EVIL.
  7. 7. OUR BOOTSTRAPPING JOURNEY.A TALE OF INNOCENCE,INEXPERIENCE &(BLISSFUL?) IGNORANCEOH... AND: THIRD TIME LUCKY.
  8. 8. #1REVENUES = MOMENTUM
  9. 9. #2LAUNCH USING YOUROWN PROFILE
  10. 10. #3VALIDATE YOUR IDEA FIRST.DON’T WASTE MONEY.
  11. 11. “Lean is a process and Entrepreneurship isan Art. There’s no paint by numbers.”DAN MARTELL, “LEAN STARTUPS IS NOT ABOUT BEING CHEAP”http://maplebutter.com/lean-startup-is-not-about-being-cheap/
  12. 12. #4DON’T REINVENT THE WHEEL.HACK INSTEAD.
  13. 13. EXTRACT FROM “THE HACKER WAY”“Hacking is also an inherently hands-on andactive discipline. Instead of debating for dayswhether a new idea is possible or what thebest way to build something is, hackerswould rather just prototype something andsee what works.”
  14. 14. DONE IS BETTERTHAN PERFECT.
  15. 15. #5SPEND SOME MONEY
  16. 16. #6HIRE BEHIND THE CURVE
  17. 17. DEMANDSUPPLY POTENTIAL
  18. 18. HIRE HERE
  19. 19. #7INCREASED EFFICIENCYDOESN’T INCREASE OVERHEADS
  20. 20. #8KILL IT QUICK!
  21. 21. BOOTSTRAPPING101ADII PIENAARHTTP://ADII.ME@ADII
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