Tag: bootstrapping

  • Bootstrapping Elgg

    In my twenties, as part of a two-person team, I co-founded and bootstrapped a social networking platform that would end up being used by organizations like Oxfam, the World Bank, the Australian government, the United Nations and NASA. We did this with a budget of $0; I don’t remember ever buying advertising, and for the […]

  • Bootstraps

    In the comments to this 37signals blog post (which is excellent), dhh and commenter Dave Christiansen collaboratively coined a term for startup companies that aim to go into the black as soon as possible and grow under their own steam: bootstraps. I’m in love with this. Bootstraps give entrepreneurs full control over their businesses, without […]