Portrait of a Modern-day Bootstrapper2/10/2012 02:35:00 PM Posted by:
For those who know anything about technology and entrepreneurship, the idea of bootstrapping often conjures up a quixotic image of some of history’s most successful startups at their humble beginnings: two guys or gals in a garage, surviving on ramen noodles, living the dream as they pioneer the future against all odds.
In fact, that vision is not much different than the reality of today’s bootstrapping entrepreneurs — founders who launch and operate companies without outside capital or venture funding. Driven by incredible vision and extraordinary passion, modern-day IT bootstrappers are taking advantage of a host of factors that enable them to get their companies off the ground with minimal capital.
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