Presentation april 10 2012

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The other think I talked with Tomas about is Bootstrappers Anonymous, which is a vision I had of a physical meetup where people without funding (myself included) could get feedback in a professional environment from their peers. I met Joe Mellin at a meetup where I mentioned this and he and I are running the meetup. The first meeting was last night, we had about 18 people, and used a playful approach (that joe thought of) using the idea of "testing a hypothesis" on the meetup group to determine what type of meetup it should be. Here are the sides:

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  • Presentation april 10 2012

    1. 1. Bootstrappers AnonymousApril 10, 2012 • San Francisco, CA
    2. 2. Why• VC-funded• Bootstrapped• mentors for the funded only
    3. 3. Hosts• Jonathan Yankovich• Joe Mellin
    4. 4. Hosts• Jonathan Yankovich• Joe Mellin
    5. 5. Hypothesis• People want to receive content related to their startup’s success.• People want a group to hold them accountable to their startup’s success.
    6. 6. Tonight’s Format• Concerns & Goals• Minipanel•Group Share• Discussion
    7. 7. Concerns
    8. 8. [ ]wikipedia.org / Bracketing_(phenomenology)
    9. 9. Goals1 week, 6 weeks, 6 months
    10. 10. Hypothesis #1
    11. 11. Minipanel
    12. 12. Minipanel• What would you like to know more about?
    13. 13. Minipanel• Three people Who knows about that?
    14. 14. Minipanel 10 minutes
    15. 15. Hypothesis #2
    16. 16. Accountability 6 teams / group
    17. 17. Accountability• What is your biggest problem today?• What did you do in the past 7 days to solve it?• What will you do in the next 7 days to solve it?
    18. 18. Discussion
    19. 19. Next Meetup• Two Weeks From Tonight Tuesday, April 24 6:30pm - 7:30pm (possibly 8:00pm)
    20. 20. Resources• Lean Startup, Erik Ries (book)• Noob Guide to Online Marketing (post)• Startups For The Rest Of Us (podcast)• Ent. Guide to Customer Dev. (book)• Blogs • steveblank.com (Steve Blank) • startuplessonslearned.com (Erik Ries)

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