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Fundamentals for Startups Friday: Bootstrapping Your Startup
Fundamentals for Startups Friday: Bootstrapping Your Startup
WhenFriday, Jan 25, 2019, 12 – 1 p.m.
WhereUW Fluke Hall, 3rd floor
4000 Mason Road
Seattle, WA 98195
Campus roomIdea Lab
Event typesInformation Sessions, Lectures/Seminars
Twitter#Fundamentals4Startups #CoMotionLabs
Target Audiencestartups, entrepreneurs, innovators

How do you start a business without external help or capital? Bootstrap! Bootstrapping your startup allows you to own 100 percent of your business, and under the right conditions can be incredibly rewarding. That said, bootstrapping is also extremely difficult. Learn the tactics and strategies you'll need to execute and win without relying on (or answering to!) institutional investors.

• Founding principles
• Realities of startup investing
• Keys to success
• The highs and lows
• Exit strategy

Chris Hundley
Chris Hundley started his first company in 1997 at age 21 while he was in college. The company was acquired in late 2002, and he knew that was just the beginning of his entrepreneurial career. After spending time as a consultant at Microsoft, Chris held executive technical roles at multiple Seattle startups and was an Entrepreneur in Residence at Madrona Venture Group. In September 2014 he founded Siftrock, a marketing automation SaaS company, which he and his co-founder sold to Boston-based Drift, another SaaS company focused on conversational marketing. Chris now serves as Director of Engineering at Drift and his helping to build and manage the Seattle satellite office. Read more about Chris Hundley on LinkedIn.

Fundamentals for Startups is a weekly one-hour lecture series featuring notable experts who share startup-related information, experience, and insights with our entrepreneurial community. From raising capital to scaling to exit strategies, these seasoned guest speakers deliver valuable content designed to help startups and entrepreneurs thrive. Lectures are typically 30-40 mins, followed by open Q&A. Light refreshments will be served. These lectures are open to the public and you do not have to be currently affiliated with the UW or a startup to join. We hope to see you there!

Each lecture is filmed, live streamed, and archived on CoMotion’s YouTube Channel. Can't join us? Watch this talk live, day of at the link below. Also, check out our Fundamentals for Startups playlist.…
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