Bootstrapping Software Start-ups: A Personal Perspective
Chairman and Founder
Paul is a passionate, extreme entrepreneur that has led two boot-strap start-up companies through successful acquisitions by industry giants - Qosnetics by Hewlett Packard (1999) and Meetinghouse by Cisco (2006). Paul held senior management roles with HP's Advanced Networks division (currently Agilent) focused on Internet protocols and Cisco's wireless networking business unit focused on wireless branch office and sensors solutions. As Chairperson of the Elbrys board, Paul leads corporate strategy and directs Elbrys' Intellectual Property portfolio.
Paul is an avid ultra-marathoner, mountaineer, triathlete and outdoor enthusiast. He has climbed the highest peaks on 4 continents, completed numerous Ironman triathlons, completed 100 mile endurance races, and continues to seek out adventures around the world. Paul owns and manages a 130 acre beef and hay farm in southern Maine in his spare time. He holds a Bachelors degree in Liberal Arts from Brandeis University, a Master Of Science degree in Computer Engineering from Boston University, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of New Hampshire.
Mr. Goransson is speaking as part of the Asper Center's Entrepreneurs Forum in Professor Charles Reed's BUS231 course.