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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.

Difficulty
  • 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.  
Prerequisites
  • 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.

Moderators
avatar for Denny Otsuga

Denny Otsuga

Dir. Venture Community Development, Rockies Venture Club
Denichiro "Denny" Otsuga, Ph.D. has achieved 10+ years of a progressively increasing budget and operational management leadership responsibilities. Most recently as the founding President and CEO of the US subsidiary operation for a Japanese venture capital investment firm. In this... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sue & Ray Krueger Koplin

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 →
avatar for Carmelo Mannino

Carmelo Mannino

CEO, STOW IT
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 →
avatar for Joshua Tabin

Joshua Tabin

CoFounder, Wild Zora Foods
Over the past 25 years in both Europe and the United States, Josh Tabin has led more than 20 businesses as Founder & CEO, navigating through many challenges, but also bringing several to successful exit. He has also been: a Member & Officer in the Young Presidents Organization in... Read More →



Friday March 2, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
The Lyric 1209 N. College Ave. Fort Collins CO 80524

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