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Bootstrap Austin is a community in the Austin Entrepreneurship Scene (#ATXentScene twitter hashtag and twitter list). We are committed to stewarding this vibrant scene so entrepreneurs of all paths can find the resources and support they need to succeed.

Everyone is welcome to friend Bootstrap Austin on facebook and follow us on twitter. If you would like to join Bootstrap Austin, please click on How to Join Bootstrap Austin

How Bootstrap Austin Works

What is Bootstrapping? - Bijoy, Bootstrap Founder describes his version of bootstrapping, the third way of entrepreneurship.

  1. Welcome to Bootstrap - history and why we exist
  2. Bootstrap Map and Bootstrap Terms - learn about the stages, actions and principles of the bootstrap journey. Every month we focus on a key principle. Follow @bootstrapaustin and join the discussion by using "#principle" i.e. #knowthyelf
  3. Subgroups - where bootstrap members meet and discuss particular topics
  4. Boot Board - 5 to 7 (of the same) bootstrappers who meet once a month for 4 hours to discuss their businesses
  5. Community Playbook - what the Bootstrap Community is all about and how you can engage with it.
  6. Contributors - the bootstrap community is led by members who help lead subgroups and create new initiatives.
  7. Labs - how bootstrap develops new initiatives for the community and beyond


Bootstrap Blog - blog for the Bootstrap community - how members can contribute

BootRap - the Bootstrap Network podcast, by Hearthis and Sound Quality

Bootstrap Bootcamp - videos explaining the stages, principles and actions of bootstrap entrepreneurship


SubGroups by Stage

You must be in a particular stage (or beyond) to join that subgroup

Ideation Subgroup

Valley of Death Subgroup

Growth Subgroup

SubGroups by Industry

NOTE: Industry subgroups are open to bootstrappers in all stages

Art Subgroup

Publishing Subgroup

Style Subgroup

Sustainability Subgroup

Web Subgroup

SubGroups by Topic

NOTE: Topic subgroups are open to bootstrappers in all stages

Cause Subgroup

Community Subgroup

Experience Subgroup

Inner Journey Subgroup


Bootstrap Bumper Stickers - track the progress of your journey with a bumper sticker!

Bootstrap Seal - add the bootstrap seal/logo to your website


Bootstrap Sites are hosted by Primus Networks

Are We having an Impact Yet?

Please see documentation on customizing the interface and the User's Guide for usage and configuration help.