September 6, 2007
The longest running technology and innovation kapihan in the Philippines that focuses on the needs on innovators, tech angel investors and technology startups.
UP Ayala Technology Business Incubator
CP Garcia cor Katipunan Avenue
Diliman, QC 1101
Wednesday, 12 September 10am
Global Design Engineering Manager
Integrated Microelectronics Inc.
Topic: Bootstrapping your Tech Startup
Bootstrapping is a term used to describe the act of operating and running your company without external funding. You operate and grow the company based only on the sales you are able to derive from customers, and not from external funding sources.
Famous bootstrapped companies who did not rely on venture capital initially include Microsoft and Dell.
About the Speaker
Michael Hansson is the Global Design Engineering manager for IMI, an Electronics Manufacturing Solutions provider with 21,000 people and 12 facilities in 4 countries.
Michael is an Embedded Systems Engineer with an M.S. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Linkoping in Sweden, where he also taught robotics and programming. He has over 20 years’ experience in developing a variety of hardware and software solutions, and among other things spent 5 years with Timex Philippines where he headed the electronics R&D group.
He started his first consulting practice at the age of 16 and subsequently moved on to found and manage a variety of technopreneurial ventures,including ICON Information Consultants, CODA Software, Synapse Inc.,DSPI, NewNew Technologies, Streamware Development Corporation and M. Hansson Consulting, Inc. His latest venture, a design company providing customized test equipment to the local electronics industry, was bootstrapped and subsequently acquired by IMI in August 2006.
Michael will talk about his experiences with bootstrapping technology oriented start-ups, and will provide lots of hands-on practical advice and tips from the battlefield.
Author, RICE & CHIPS: Technopreneurship and Innovation in Asia
(Singapore: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2007)
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