Tuesday 14th September: Bootstrapping your startup

After the popular ‘Get funded!!’ June Nott Tuesday there were requests for a pre-funding follow-up talk. So, September’s Nott Tuesday will on Bootstrapping your startup.

Bootstrapping as defined by Wikipedia: ” a self-sustaining process that proceeds without external help. The term is often attributed to Rudolf Erich Raspe’s story The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen, where the main character pulls himself out of a swamp, though it’s disputed whether it was done by his hair or by his bootstraps.”

I know the challenge in self-funding, building and growing a startup. I’ve been asked to share our experiences of Bootstrapping our startup, Aware Monitoring. Although I do not feel completely comfortable giving a talk as I help to organise the Nott Tuesday event.


Aware Monitoring co-founders Nick Barker and Simon Oxley

Simon Oxley, my co-founder, and I spent a year building our web app, successfully launched Aware Monitoring live on stage at the Future of Web Apps conference, have gained customer traction and won this year Nottingham Post ‘New Enterprise of the Year’ award.

I’ll share our story of how we developed our idea, built and released a product with customer demand and are now scaling the business. I have given this talk five times this year at Nottingham University to MSc, MBA and PhD students. To find out more about me about me visit my personal blog or my company bio.

Nick Barker

So, to summarise:

18:30 – 20:30 at Antenna, Nottingham 14th September

Speaker: Nick Barker: Bootstrapping your startup

Q&A: topics raised

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