Bootstrap Network

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The Bootstrap Network is an organization of entrepreneurs founded in Austin, Texas in 2003 by Bijoy Goswami.[1] The members, who are all founders of companies, give each other advice on building companies, the name referring to starting a company without outside financing, or 'bootstrapping'.[1][2]

By 2006, the network had over 500 members in Austin and sister networks in 10 other cities in the US and India.[1] By 2009, it had 1,000 members.[3] Gary Hoover, founder of Hoover's and Bookstop has called Bootstrap Austin "among the most effective tools for entrepreneurs that I have ever seen - and I've seen a lot."[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "A League Of His Own: Entrepreneur Bijoy Goswami reinvents the schmoozefest". BusinessWeek. Spring 2006. Archived from the original on 25 January 2010. Retrieved 28 February 2010.
  2. ^ Kwon, Jean (20 February 2009). "Bootstrapping for success". Austin Business Journal. Retrieved 28 February 2010.
  3. ^ Kwon, Jean (13 March 2009). "Bijoy Goswami: Founder, Bootstrap Austin". Austin Business Journal. Retrieved 28 February 2010.

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