Bootstrapping is tough, but you’re not alone!


Join Boston’s best and brightest entrepreneurs as we learn from some of the top bootstrappers in the country.

May 16, 2015

255 Main Street, Cambridge

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We’ll be exploring:

  • How to build an early team with a tight budget
  • Validating a business model
  • When to start selling
  • Legal pitfalls for entrepreneurs
  • Marketing & PR for your bootstrapped startup

All this, plus:

  • Raffles for free office space provided by WorkBar
  • Lunch provided

Who Should Attend?

Entrepreneurs of all ages. RamenCamp teaches aspiring entrepreneurs the art of bootstrapping. Master the challenges of getting a startup off the ground with advice on finding customers, building teams, getting press and staying organized, all on the cheap.

Why Bootstrap?

No matter what your end game is with your startup – IPO, huge acquisition, or whatever your dream is – every investor and experienced entrepreneur and investor will tell you to bootstrap as smart and as long as possible. Don’t take money until you need it. We’ll give you all the tools you need to do just that.

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Scott Kirsner

Scott Kirsner

Boston Globe, Innovation Leader

Phil Cohen

Phil Cohen


Taylor Aldredge

Taylor Aldredge


Trish Fontanilla

Trish Fontanilla

Startup Institute

Ken Deckinger

Ken Deckinger

Jess, Meet Ken

Stephanie Kaplan Lewis

Stephanie Kaplan Lewis


Nicolás Warren

Nicolás Warren

Perfect Fuel Chocolate

Glenn Gaudet

Glenn Gaudet


Panos Panay

Panos Panay

SonicBids, BerkleeICE

Annie Webber

Annie Webber

Legal Hero

Dan Devoe

Dan Devoe

Legal Hero

Bobbie Carlton

Bobbie Carlton

Innovation Women, MassInno Nights, Carlton PR & Marketing

Mary Adams

Mary Adams

Smarter Companies

Ramen Camp is brought to you by

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Grasshopper lets you run your business using your cell phones!

The Fundraising Authority: For Entrepreneurs by Investors

We bring together the area’s largest active community of investors and startup experts to provide you with the practical, hands-on education and personalized mentoring you need as you navigate the fundraising process.

Attendees are automatically entered into a raffle to win one month of free full time membership to Workbar

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All attendees will receive 20% off their first three months of WeWork membership

Attendees are automatically entered into a raffle to win three months of free full time membership to WeWork

All attendees will receive a credit to legal hero for legal advice, plus be entered into a raffle for $500 in free legal services

Lunch provided by North East of the Border maker of authentic Mexican food using locally sourced ingredients bringing the delicious taste of Mexico to Boston.

Lunch provided by Bertucci’s Italian Restaurant

Lunch provided by Chubby Chickpea, Boston’s best Middle Eastern Fusion cuisine


9:30- 10:00




Ken Deckinger, Jess, Meet Ken


Marketing and PR on A Budget:

Trish Fontanilla, Startup Institute, Nicolás Warren, Perfect Fuel Chocolate, and Taylor Aldredge, Grasshopper


Do you have a company, or just a good idea?

Nicolás Warren, Perfect Fuel Chocolate

12:15- 1:15



Motivating and Keeping a Team:

Phil Cohen, AudioCommon and Stephanie Kaplan Lewis,


Legal 101:

Legal Hero



3:00- 3:45

Getting the First Sale:

Glenn Gaudet, GaggleAMP

3:45- 4:30

Closing Keynote:

Panos Panay, SonicBids and Berklee ICE and Scott Kirsner

5:00 – ??

After Party at Flat top Johnny’s

Sponsored by Grasshopper

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