186th 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Mentoring Networks Do Not Work
Today’s roundtable had the concluding portion of the presentations from Pakistan that I talked about last week.
First, Syed Hassan from Islamabad, Pakistan, pitched Smart SurgiSol, a training solution for surgeons looking to learn how to perform laparoscopic surgery and robotic surgery.
Next Bill Sosinsky from Edmonds, Washington, pitched Energime University, a concept that is supposed to solve all the sustainability problems of humanity – food, water, air – in one shot. We didn’t hear anything about how a business was going to be built, except that it was going to be very profitable and high impact. N
Then Sidrah Azmat from Karachi, Pakistan, pitched Pivot, a mentoring and investment network for entrepreneurs in Pakistan. Well, this is a pitch that we see every few months. Many attempts have been made to create scalable mentoring networks. By and large, they don’t work. This video will explain why.
You can listen to the recording of today’s roundtable here.
Sramana Mitra is the founder of the One Million by One Million (1M/1M) initiative, a virtual incubation program that aims to help one million entrepreneurs globally to reach $1 million in revenue and beyond. She is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and strategy consultant, she writes the blog Sramana Mitra On Strategy, and is author of the Entrepreneur Journeys book series and Vision India 2020. From 2008 to 2010, Mitra was a columnist for Forbes. As an entrepreneur CEO, she ran three companies: DAIS, Intarka, and Uuma. Sramana has a master’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.