Male vs. Female Bootstrappers

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Jory Des Jardins, one of the founders of BlogHer, has written an interesting post about the difference between men and women boostrappers.

She contrasts her own experience with that of the Meetro founders, who apparently lived together and combined a frat house atmosphere with a startup. Jory doesn't think she could do it.

I believe that men consider extreme circumstances such as commune start-up building to be a bonding experience. However, putting Lisa, Elisa, and I in a single apartment for six months with only one bathroom and Top Ramen would result in one or all of us being committed to an institution.

  • I’d never really thought of men and women having different bootstrapping profiles until I read a report by the US SBA. I blogged about that report and small businesses by gender a couple of months ago. I thought it was interesting that men and women start businesses in different sectors.

  • I’d never really thought of men and women having different bootstrapping profiles until I read a report by the US SBA. I blogged about that report and small businesses by gender (http://www.consultantjournal.com/blog/small-businesses-by-gender) a couple of months ago. I thought it was interesting that men and women start businesses in different sectors.

  • David G

    Very funny.

    I’ve done the commune-startup and it’s a LOT of fun – 5 guys rented a big place in Miami. It worked but the business didn’t (we shouldn’t have let the CEO also work from home ;-).

    I think the worst scenario would be the one that wasn’t mentioned here … a mixed group — that would have all the makings of a realty TV show.

  • I do agree that males and females have very different entrepreneurial profiles and advantages.