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Posted: Monday, October 9, 2017 10:12 AM


Bootstrappers Breakfast presents:

How To Keep Bootstrapping Team Together and Moving Forward

Tuesday, October 17, 7:30am-9:00am, Sunnyvale


Allen Hirashiki: How To Keep Bootstrapping Team Together and Moving Forward

In the MVP development phase for a team bootstrapping a product it can be difficult to keep the team motivated and moving forward. Allen Hirashki will share some lessons learned on shared accountability, morale, and joint planning he has learned boostrapping Mindframers (, a new wearable device startup.

This hardware product has a related smartphone app and charging station and has a team that includes electrical, mechanical, and software engineer as well as sales and business development folks experienced in medical device sales. Allen will talk about how to was able to attract a talented group of team members by aligning around a mission to help people manage situational stress (e.g. public speaking, taking tests, and visiting the dentist).

Allen Hirashiki has more than two decades of experience in as a mechanical and thermal engineering manager and cross-functional hardware team leader. He has held engineering and senior leadership positions at Ericsson, Fabric 7, and Cisco. He has a bachelor degree in mechanical engineering from Cal Poly Pomona. For the last decade he was a volunteer EMT, First Aid Provider, and with the Bay Area Chapter of the American Red Cross. He holds several patents for innovations in backplane and enclosure design for high performance networking equipment.

Join Other Entrepreneurs Who Eat Problems For Breakfast.

* Compare Notes
* Exchange Ideas
* Learn from Others Mistakes
* Brainstorm with Peers
* Find Partners
* Small Group Atmosphere
* Serious Conversation

Tuesday, October 17

605 Tasman Drive
Sunnyvale, CA, 94089

Small fee + cost of breakfast + tip.

Phone: 408-252-9676
Contact: Theresa Shafer

About Bootstrappers Breakfast:
Bootstrappers Breakfast meetings are for entrepreneurs of early stage technology startups. It is a chance to compare notes on operational, development, and business issues with peers. These breakfasts are designed for entrepreneurs to share ideas and leverage thoughts with other folks who are serious about growing their business.

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