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All the Crazy Ways This Entrepreneur Saved and Earned Money to Finance His Startup How Botkeeper's Louie Balasny paid his dues and bootstrapped to launch his first company.

By Jason Saltzman

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After pressure from immigrant parents to follow a traditional career path to make the family proud, Louie Balasny decided to go to law school. After realizing that law was not a career that was right for him, he got a job at a bank. When he was let go of his job at the bank, he was faced with the question "what's next?" Balasny met his co-founder and together they got to work, bootstrapped and paid their dues. Find out how Balasny juggled growing and financing a company.

Watch the full episode on Alley's YouTube channel.

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Jason Saltzman

Startup Mentor, Entrepreneur, CEO of Alley

Jason Saltzman is a seasoned entrepreneur with a background in sales and marketing. Through his role as CEO of Alley and as a TechStars mentor, he advises hundreds of startups, offering real-life practical application and creative marketing advice.  

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