Welcome Bootstrapped Listeners!


As bootstrapped independent software vendors ourselves, we're big fans of bootstrapping and growing a company slowly, organically, one challenge at the time.

We're sponsoring the Boostrapped Podcast as a way to give back to our awesome little community of longevity-focused software entrepreneurs.


A Promo Code Just for You

At Balsamiq, we make a tool that allows founders to pretend to be a UI designer until they can afford to hire one. :)

It's a low-fidelity wireframing tool. You can use it to get your ideas from your head to the screen, so you can better communicate with developers and customers.


Balsamiq founder Peldi and Bootstrapped host Steve McLeod at the Business of Software conference.

Our SaaS version is called Balsamiq Cloud. If you want to check it out, here's a promo code that gives you a 90-day trial instead of a regular 30-days one. Just enter BOOTSTRAPPED in your Cloud's Space Settings, and start wireframing! The code can be used up to 31 Dec 2020.

If instead you prefer to work offline, we are currently offering 40% discount as part of the early access program for Wireframes for Desktop. Join our Slack community and then enter the #bw_win or #bw_mac channel for details.


Say Hello!

Balsamiq is not metric-driven, but people-driven. We always like to meet new founders.

If you have any questions or comments about Balsamiq's sponsorship, or just want to say hi, feel free to email us at community@balsamiq.com or tweet us at @balsamiq.

We also have an Office Hours program, where we give advice to founders who need it. Check it out!


Apply to Advertise Your Business on The Air!

Since we don't need much exposure with the bootstrapped software community, we decided to donate our sponsored airtime to some of Steve's listeners who might not be able to afford a podcast sponsorship of their own yet.

If you are the founder of a bootstrapped software company and want some free advertising, fill out the form below and we'll work with you to edit your message and submit it to Steve to read on his podcast!