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Best of Bootstrapping: Bootstrapping Unique Vintage Using a Paycheck

Posted on Monday, Apr 5th 2021

If you haven’t already, please study our free Bootstrapping course and the Investor Introductions page.

Founder CEO Katie Echeverry had a pharmaceutical sales job that she used to bootstrap with a paycheck for 5 years, before quitting to go full-time with her business, Unique Vintage.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start at the very beginning of your journey. Tell us where you’re from. Where did you grow up? Where were you born and raised?

Katie Echeverry: I was born in Burbank, California. I still reside in Burbank, California. I went to school and got my Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, but I ended up in sales. When I was about 26 years old, I ended up being a pharmaceutical sales rep, which I enjoyed. What I liked about sales is the harder I worked, the more money I made. I was a natural entrepreneur, but I just didn’t know the word for it. I worked really hard but that wasn’t enough for me.

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Cloud Stocks: Everbridge Focuses on the Government Sector

Posted on Monday, Apr 5th 2021

Emergency notifications provider Everbridge (Nasdaq: EVBG) recently announced its fourth quarter results that surpassed market expectations. The company continues to invest in product upgrades and has released services geared toward improving government response systems.

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Bootstrapping Using Services from Atlanta: Avelead CEO Jawad Shaikh (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Apr 5th 2021
Jawad Shaikh - Business Journals Leadership Trust

If you haven’t already, please study our free Bootstrapping course and the Investor Introductions page.

As usual, we love Bootstrapping Using Services case studies.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start at the beginning of your journey. Where are you from? Where were you born and raised? What kind of background did you have?

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Catching Up On Readings: Tech Frenemies

Posted on Sunday, Apr 4th 2021

This feature from The Wall Street Journal looks at how the tech giants Google, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, and Facebook are both cooperating while competing in cloud computing, digital advertising, social media and live streaming, news aggregation, videogaming, app marketplaces, and enterprises suites. For this week’s posts, click on the paragraph links.

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Colors: Village Bleu dans le Désert, Jodhpur

Posted on Sunday, Apr 4th 2021

I’m publishing this series on LinkedIn called Colors to explore a topic that I care deeply about: the Renaissance Mind. I am just as passionate about entrepreneurship, technology, and business, as I am about art and culture. In this series, I will typically publish a piece of art – one of my paintings – and I request you to spend a minute or two deeply meditating on it. I urge you to watch your feelings, thoughts, reactions to the piece, and write what comes to you, what thoughts it triggers, in the dialog area. Let us see what stimulation this interaction yields. For today – Village Bleu dans le Désert, Jodhpur

Village Bleu dans le Désert, Jodhpur | Sramana Mitra, 2018 | Watercolor, Pastel, Brush Pens | 18  x 24, On Paper

1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With Eric Benhamou, Founder and General Partner at Benhamou Global Ventures 2021 (Part 5)

Posted on Saturday, Apr 3rd 2021

Eric Benhamou: Up until recently, waste management was done the same way as 30 years ago. You have big trucks collecting garbage from houses and office buildings to take them to recycling facilities. It would be dumped on a treadmill-like structure and you have people sorting out the waste. They send the recyclable waste to be sold as recycled material.

This is begging for disruption. It is a robotics, machine division, control, and analytics problem. Every neighborhood has a waste profile and this waste profile can be used to train AI to recognize objects. Robots can pick these objects efficiently while removing the safety risk from human beings. They can be recycled in ways that produce higher quality materials.

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525th Roundtable Recording on April 1, 2021: With Sumant Mandal, March Capital

Posted on Saturday, Apr 3rd 2021

In case you missed it, you can listen to the recording here:

Colors: Villages de Glaçons, Andalousie IV

Posted on Saturday, Apr 3rd 2021

I’m publishing this series on LinkedIn called Colors to explore a topic that I care deeply about: the Renaissance Mind. I am just as passionate about entrepreneurship, technology, and business, as I am about art and culture. In this series, I will typically publish a piece of art – one of my paintings – and I request you to spend a minute or two deeply meditating on it. I urge you to watch your feelings, thoughts, reactions to the piece, and write what comes to you, what thoughts it triggers, in the dialog area. Let us see what stimulation this interaction yields. For today – Villages de Glaçons, Andalousie IV

Villages de glaçons, Andalousie IV | Sramana Mitra, 2018 | Watercolor, Pastel, Brush Pens | 18  x 24, On Paper