One of the things that we do a lot inside of Bootstrap Austin is sharing information between the members of the network- getting feedback perhaps before software or ideas or business process has been well developed… This is a powerful aspect of the network- given that all of us are “experts” in our own areas, the power of the network allows us to draw from whomever has the best ideas or feedback for our business. This, by the way, is what I mean when I say the words enterprise teaming ™ Unlike other models of economic development- where one centralized authority (whether the local government, or the chamber of commerce), this model is by far the most efficent, for expertise in the network (or community) is leveraged directly. I will write more about this later… (what I call “Enterprise 2.0).
Tonight, I am at a “DemoCamp” meeting- where a group of bootstrapping entrepreneurs are getting together, showing off some software that they have built, and sharing ideas and feedback on the software presented. What is great is this is usually business feedback… not technical feedback. The following entrepreneurs are presenting tonight:
1. Jason Howell – SelfBookIt
2. David James – CommunityGoals | Raise money and find solutions for community problems and goals.
3. Paul Walhus – SearchSlides
4. Ash Maurya – BoxCloud | Dead-simple file sharing
5. Mark Phillip – AreYouWatchingThis
Great job guys- this is all exciting work, and even better, great feedback for the entrepreneurs from other entrepreneurs!