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209th 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Spotlight on Penn Students

By Guest Post at March 24, 2014 | 10:19 am | 0 Comment

209th 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Spotlight on Penn Students

209th 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Spotlight on Penn Students During this week’s roundtable, we collaborated with the University of Pennsylvania to support their student entrepreneurship drive. All four presenters today are semi finalists of the PennVention competition. AWARE First up, John Bergantino from Philadelphia, PA, pitched AWARE, a very more...

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208th 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: You’re Never Too Old To Startup

By Guest Post at March 8, 2014 | 8:27 am | 0 Comment

208th 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: You’re Never Too Old To Startup

208th 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: You’re Never Too Old To Startup During this week’s roundtable, we had John Lynch drop by. You are wondering, ‘Who is John Lynch? Why does Sramana start the recap with someone I’ve never heard of?’ Well, John is a 1M/1M premium member who is 90 years young. I am personally in awe of his willingness to try new more...

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In The Wake of WhatsApp

By Guest Post at February 24, 2014 | 8:10 am | 0 Comment

In The Wake of WhatsApp

The day started with the WhatsApp acquisition by Facebook hanging over entrepreneurs. Everyone is a bit stunned at the price, so it certainly was a topic of discussion at the roundtable. During this week’s roundtable, we saw some really nice businesses, at least a couple of them seem perfectly viable to me. Fish Harmony First up, Nancy Coughlin comes to us more...

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204th 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: First Time, From Barbados

By Guest Post at February 8, 2014 | 8:36 am | 0 Comment

204th 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: First Time, From Barbados

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. Approyo First, Chris Carter from Wisconsin pitched Approyo, a Big Data solutions provider in the SAP HANA eco-system. Chris is a member of our more...

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202nd 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: All Emerging Market Ventures

By Guest Post at January 24, 2014 | 8:35 am | 0 Comment

202nd 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: All Emerging Market Ventures

202nd 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: All Emerging Market Ventures Today’s roundtable, once again, had huge geographical diversity, spanning presenters from Venezuela, China, India, and callers from Ireland, New York, Georgia, Virginia, etc. I always love to hear from entrepreneurs from so many different parts of the world. It’s thrilling to experience the more...

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201st 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Investors Fund Businesses, Not Concepts

By Guest Post at January 18, 2014 | 11:56 am | 0 Comment

201st 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Investors Fund Businesses, Not Concepts

201st 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Investors Fund Businesses, Not Concepts During today’s roundtable, we had a couple of formal slide presentations, and a number of shorter dialogues. Direct Dialect First, Thelson Richardson from Miami, Florida, pitched Direct Dialect, a language teaching application. Thelson started off by saying that he wants to more...

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200th 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Startup Mentoring Takes Patience

By Guest Post at January 10, 2014 | 8:17 am | 0 Comment

200th 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Startup Mentoring Takes Patience

200th 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Startup Mentoring Takes Patience Of course, today’s roundtable is a major milestone in the history of 1M/1M. It reminds me of our baby-steps and experiments early on in 2008, long before 1M/1M came into being. There is always a bit of poignancy in celebrating such milestones. You can read our synthesis: Mentoring more...

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199th 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Final One For 2013

By Guest Post at December 21, 2013 | 8:52 am | 0 Comment

199th 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Final One For 2013

199th 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Final One For 2013 During today’s roundtable, we had representation from Texas, California, and three cities in India. Nanothermo First up, Rekha Bangalore from Austin, Texas, pitched Nanothermo, a thermal cooling technology for LED lighting. Rekha needs some funding, and is having difficulty cracking the seed market more...

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198th 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Spotlight on Kae Capital, India

By Guest Post at December 13, 2013 | 10:33 am | 0 Comment

198th 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Spotlight on Kae Capital, India

198th 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Spotlight on Kae Capital, India During today’s roundtable, we saw a couple of entrepreneurs from the portfolio of Kae Capital based in India. Shopsense First up, Farooq Adam, working with Kae Capital from Mumbai, India, pitched Shopsense, a retail technology solution that enables brick-and-mortar retailers to place more...

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197th 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Seed India Book Launch

By Guest Post at December 6, 2013 | 10:39 am | 0 Comment

197th 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Seed India Book Launch

197th 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Seed India Book Launch During today’s roundtable, we launched the book Seed India: How To Navigate The Seed Capital Gap In India. The Indian seed eco-system, after improving somewhat for a few years, is stalling, if not regressing, currently. This book is a realistic, pragmatic look at the options entrepreneurs have in more...

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