Episode 15. Going to bootstrap your business? Learn from those who have gone before you.
Learn the history of companies that achieved success following a bootstrapped start.
GoPro a company founded by Nick Woodman with $10,000 dollars in bootstrapped cash he made from selling bead and shell belts out of his VW van
Basecamp (which started out as 37Signals) is a web application company that produces simple, focused software. It has become a highly successful business that started as a cash-strapped startup. It was founded in 1999 by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson
GitHub, a web-based hosting service for software development projects that uses the Git revision control system, was founded by Tom Preston-Werner, Chris Wanstrath, and PJ Hyett.
This started as a weekend project, with the founders covering the costs involved to buy a domain, and when the decision was made to bring GitHub into full-time operation they funded the setup costs themselves
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