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Startup Tech Seattle: Bootstrapping 101

October 25, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm


There are many ways to start a business with respect to funding. One way is to bootstrap to get to product/market fit. That might mean self-funding and not paying yourself or it might mean doing professional services to cover start-up costs. Bootstrapping takes many skills and many forms: selling others on your ideas so they “invest” in your journey, finding other like-minded co-founders who will work for sweat equity, deferring expenses you’d have spent money on in your corporate job, getting clients to pay for travel, headcount, etc.

Janis has seen many forms of bootstrapping and seen some brilliant paths to profit or funding and some disasters that could have been avoided with some planning and foresight. Come hear about what things she’s learned from the 20 years she’s worked with start-ups and growth companies. Come with questions and ideas!

Meet the Speaker

Janis Machala is an experienced board member, senior business executive, and start-up business coach. With over 30 years of diverse experience. As a committed board member, industry and community leader, and innovator, Janis is a market visionary within the technology, higher education, and B2B software and services sectors. She brings strategic insight, a track record of success, collaboration, creativity, and people-connectedness to every role.

In 1996, Ms. Machala launched Paladin Partners to provide strategic business consulting, executive coaching, capitalization advice, interim executive services, and executive team development to start-up and growth companies. She’s worked with companies such as Glympse, OfferUp, Koverse, Payscale, and Transform Digital.

What You’ll Learn:

Best practices, ideas to implement today and tomorrow, and a keen sense of who the valuable service providers are who will provide keen value for your immediate and future needs.

About our Sponsor

Galvanize is the premiere dynamic learning community for technology. With campuses located in booming technology sectors throughout the country, Galvanize provides a community for each the following:

  • Education – part-time and full-time training in web development, data science, and data engineering
  • Workspace – whether you’re a freelancer, startup, or established business, we provide beautiful spaces with a community dedicated to support your company’s growth
  • Networking – events in the tech industry happen constantly in our campuses, ranging from popular Meetups to multi-day international conferences

To learn more about Galvanize, visit galvanize.com.


October 25, 2016
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm


Galvanize Seattle – Pioneer Square
111 South Jackson Street
Seattle, WA 98104 US