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Day May 14, 2006

TiEcon 2006: From 0 to 60 : Ramp it Up with Low Bucks – Bootstrapping Startups

I spent Friday and Saturday at TiEcon 2006, a Silicon Valley gathering of close to 4000 Entrepreneurs and their "ecosystem".  I’m posting some of my notes on my personal blog, and in case I feel it fits the theme of The Small Business Blog, I will repost those notes here. Jeff Clavier’s bootsrapping panel is…

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