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Friday, March 2 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Bootstrapping Your Business FULL

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A diverse range of entrepreneurs, from a Tech to waterproof map, who have built revenue generating startup companies will discuss their experience on how to ‘bootstrap,’ that is to say without taking outside investment, and build a successful business. Extensive Q&A session will follow.

  • Intermediate
What will I learn?
  • An alternative to ‘venture’ business model, ‘bootstrapping’
  • How to create successful ‘bootstrapped’ business
  • Types of ‘bootstrapped’ businesses, tech, life style, service, side hustle, etc.
How should I prepare?
  • Before arriving, learn different types of businesses, such as ‘venture’ and ‘lifestyle’ and think about different types that will fit your business idea then how to finance your startup.  
  • If you already thought about what type of business you will launch, you will probably get most out of this session, but anyone interested in exploring startup idea is welcome.
  • Come prepared, and you will gain more from this session.
Entrepreneurs will tell their ‘bootstrapping’ stories and how they were able to build a revenue-generating business without taking investments. You will also have an opportunity to ask questions to the presenters. The session is set to the ‘intermediate’ level, but anybody in the planning stage of the business idea is welcome to attend and likely to receive valuable information. If you are interested in a business model other than the ‘venture’ model, you will hear great stories from the entrepreneurs who bootstrapped their way to their success.

avatar for Denichiro Otsuga

Denichiro Otsuga

Dir. Venture Community Development, Rockies Venture Club
Denichiro "Denny" Otsuga, has a passion for developing a venture community, where new and innovative businesses thrive. Denny believes building a sustainable city should include a vibrant venture community. Denny has dedicated using all of his experience as an entrepreneur, investor... Read More →

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Sue & Ray Krueger Koplin

We started with a pdf map of Costa Rica selling for $2.95 using a donation based platform on Amazon in 2003. Its popularity encouraged us to produce a waterproof tourist map which first printed in 2005 with a run of 7,500 copies. The website we built to promote the maps became quite... Read More →
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Carmelo Mannino

Hello, I'm Carmelo Mannino, CEO of STOW IT. STOW IT is a peer-to-peer vehicle storage platform. Think of us as Airbnb for storage. My expertise is start-up growth and bootstrapping. In the last two years I have been able to win over $40,000 in pitch competitions, consult and help... Read More →
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Joshua Tabin

CEO & CoFounder, Wild Zora
I've started and run 18 businesses and served on 7 boards in the last 25+ years. I used to say that I'm a multi-disciplinary entrepreneurial executive with experience in food, technology, real estate, etc.; with global perspective in both private & public companies, etc.; endured... Read More →

Friday March 2, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am MST
The Lyric