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.

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By Jason Saltzman • Jul 14, 2017

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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.

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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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