Bootstrapporn – Inspiration for Unfunded Bootstrappers (Audio)

Ruben Gamez (Bidsketch)
Covers the whole spectrum of Ruben’s journey from side projects to a newly-minted self-sustaining bootstrapped company.

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Corey Maass (The Birdy)
Corey’s story is impressive and shows the efforts required to bootstrap.

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Ted Pitts & Harry Hollander (Moraware)
Some real truths. Great story about two seasoned micropreneurs building a biz slow and steady.

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Michael Sliwinski (Nozbe)
About how he was able to bootstrap a “scratch your own itch” side project into a successful startup that employs a dozen people and services tens of thousands of paying customers.

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Amy Hoy (Freckle)
About how she was able to free herself from the shackles of full-time employment and escape the stress of the freelancing hamster wheel by developing her own online product empire.

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Rob Walling (HitTail Part 1)
Original episode about the acquisition of HitTail.

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Rob Walling (HitTail  Part 2)
Post mortem of HitTail’s success.

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