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Bootstrapping with Charles Plant - Entrepreneurship 101
Bootstrapping with Charles Plant - Entrepreneurship 101
Bootstrapping with Charles Plant - Entrepreneurship 101
Bootstrapping with Charles Plant - Entrepreneurship 101
Bootstrapping with Charles Plant - Entrepreneurship 101
Bootstrapping with Charles Plant - Entrepreneurship 101
Bootstrapping with Charles Plant - Entrepreneurship 101
Bootstrapping with Charles Plant - Entrepreneurship 101
Bootstrapping with Charles Plant - Entrepreneurship 101
Bootstrapping with Charles Plant - Entrepreneurship 101
Bootstrapping with Charles Plant - Entrepreneurship 101
Bootstrapping with Charles Plant - Entrepreneurship 101
Bootstrapping with Charles Plant - Entrepreneurship 101
Bootstrapping with Charles Plant - Entrepreneurship 101
Bootstrapping with Charles Plant - Entrepreneurship 101
Bootstrapping with Charles Plant - Entrepreneurship 101
Bootstrapping with Charles Plant - Entrepreneurship 101
Bootstrapping with Charles Plant - Entrepreneurship 101
Bootstrapping with Charles Plant - Entrepreneurship 101
Bootstrapping with Charles Plant - Entrepreneurship 101
Bootstrapping with Charles Plant - Entrepreneurship 101
Bootstrapping with Charles Plant - Entrepreneurship 101
Bootstrapping with Charles Plant - Entrepreneurship 101
Bootstrapping with Charles Plant - Entrepreneurship 101
Bootstrapping with Charles Plant - Entrepreneurship 101
Bootstrapping with Charles Plant - Entrepreneurship 101
Bootstrapping with Charles Plant - Entrepreneurship 101
Bootstrapping with Charles Plant - Entrepreneurship 101
Bootstrapping with Charles Plant - Entrepreneurship 101
Bootstrapping with Charles Plant - Entrepreneurship 101
Bootstrapping with Charles Plant - Entrepreneurship 101
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Bootstrapping with Charles Plant - Entrepreneurship 101

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Bootstrapping is the act of building your business from your own funds and revenue from customers, instead of raising money from outsiders such as angels and venture capitalists. This is the method …

Bootstrapping is the act of building your business from your own funds and revenue from customers, instead of raising money from outsiders such as angels and venture capitalists. This is the method that most start-up companies use to build their ventures.

In this lecture, learn the pros and cons of bootstrapping, how to ensure your investment is protected and how to make smart decisions about where to invest money in your company.

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  • 1. bootstrapping  MaRS  Discovery  District  April  6,  2011  Charles  Plant  
  • 2. Slide  3  
  • 3. what  is  bootstrapping?   Slide  4  
  • 4. why  would  you  want  to?   Slide  5  
  • 5. the  best  companies  ever   Slide  6  
  • 6. some  facts  about  VCs   Slide  7  
  • 7. before  you  start   Slide  8  
  • 8. research  in  moKon   Slide  9  
  • 9. line  up  credit  ahead  of  Kme   Slide  10  
  • 10. pick  the  right  business   Slide  11  
  • 11. find  a  mentor   Slide  12  
  • 12. simple  business  plan   Slide  13  
  • 13. geNng  going   Slide  14  
  • 14. leverage  relaKonships  -­‐  microsoP   Slide  15  
  • 15. find  the  fox   Slide  16  
  • 16. find  the  pain   Slide  17  
  • 17. low  hanging  fruit   Slide  18  
  • 18. look  for  service  opportuniKes   Slide  19  
  • 19. land  a  sale   Slide  20  
  • 20. you  will  need  credibility   Slide  21  
  • 21. meeKng  big  compeKtors  head  on   Slide  22  
  • 22. solve  a  problem   Slide  23  
  • 23. get  some  revenue   Slide  24  
  • 24. low  overhead   Slide  25  
  • 25. leverage  suppliers   Slide  26  
  • 26. build  a  product   Slide  27  
  • 27. do  it  again,  and  again  and  again   Slide  28  
  • 28. and  then  what   Slide  29  
  • 29. once  you  have   • products • reference accounts • a working business model • the right people • exponential growthyou  should  go  out  and  raise  money   Slide  30  
  • 30. quesKons?   Slide  31  

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