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Monday, June 13 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Growth by Revenue From Bootstrap to A-Round

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Our Speakers represent bootstrap success stories!
They will share why their bootstrap ventures succeeded where many have failed,
or get acquired before they could grow.
After each has gotten to growth on revenue, they have now raised capital.

Bootstrapping is often romantized for control with without meddling investors.
Reality is often that a bootstrapped venture is under-capitalized, struggling to compete for customers, partners, employees, and valuation .. not only competing against established businesses, but well-funded startups too.

Please submit questions for the Speakers to vitalintake@scenicvista.com

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Gary Hoffman

Managing Director, XiXI LLC
Gary Hoffman is an organizer for San Diego Startup Week Growth Track and the San Diego startup speaker series Vital Intake. Gary mentors local startup CEOs and coaches at startup events.Gary is Managing Director for XiXi, LLC an international trading company.
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Ryan Willemsen

Founder / CEO, Solar to the People
I'm happy to talk about web and product analytics, finance, and growth. And of course, solar! https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryanwillemsen

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Stephan Chenette

CEO, AttackIQ, Inc.
Stephan has been in involved in security research for the last 15 years and has presented at numerous conferences including: Blackhat, CanSecWest, RSA, RECon, AusCERT, ToorCon, SecTor, SOURCE and PacSec. His specialty is in writing research tools and investigating next generation emerging threats. He has released public analyses on various vulnerabilities and malware. | | Prior to venturing off to create a security startup, Stephan was... Read More →
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Andrew Gazdecki

CEO, Bizness Apps
Andrew is the founder and CEO of three companies: Bizness Apps, a do-it-yourself mobile app and mobile website platform for small businesses; Bizness CRM, a CRM tool designed to simplify selling to small businesses; and Bizness Web, an affordable, easy-to-use website building tool for small businesses. | | A graduate from CSU Chico, Gazdecki has been an entrepreneur for as long as he can remember. At the age of 10, he was selling baseball... Read More →
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Daniel Sullivan

CEO / Founder, Sullivan Solar Power
Daniel Sullivan is the president and founder of San Diego-based Sullivan Solar Power. He has been a key driving force for the growth of the solar industry in Southern California for the last 12 years, and his company is a primary contributor to San Diego’s ranking as one of the top solar markets in the country. Daniel grew Sullivan Solar Power from a one-man shop living in a client's garage to one of the largest solar firms in the U.S... Read More →

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