204th 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: First Time, From Barbados
You know how much I love seeing entrepreneurs from exotic places at these roundtables. During this week’s roundtable, we had one from Barbados.
First, Chris Carter from Wisconsin pitched Approyo, a Big Data solutions provider in the SAP HANA eco-system. Chris is a member of our premium program, and came to us through our partnership with SAP. We have identified a couple of channel partnership opportunities for Chris, and the discussion was around those.
Then, Krishnakumar (KK) Parsuram from Bangalore, India, shared that he is preparing for the upcoming Oracle – 1M/1M challenge. KK has a good idea of replacing identity cards and badges on corporate campuses with a cell-phone based security solution. The question he needs to dig into is why aren’t corporate campuses already doing this? What is the appetite for such a solution among facility managers?
Barbados Fashion Brand idea
Last up, Yaisa Peter from Barbados pitched her concept for a new clothing line that is designed and manufactured in Barbados, following the island’s lifestyle. More broadly, she presented the numbers on imports of clothing from the US, a market she wants to take a share from, and create local jobs and a local brand. Very interesting!
You can find 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 theEntrepreneur 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.