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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 sponsored 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
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.

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 or tweet us at @balsamiq.

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

Applications to Advertise Your Business are Closed

All the available spots have been given away. :(

We will probably run a similar program for another podcast in the future, so subscribe to our newsletter to be notified!