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212th 1M/1M Roundtable: Series A Pitch Needs Clarity On Hard Numbers

By Guest Post at April 26, 2014 | 9:13 am | 0 Comment

212th 1M/1M Roundtable: Series A Pitch Needs Clarity On Hard Numbers

212th 1M/1M Roundtable: Series A Pitch Needs Clarity On Hard Numbers During this week’s roundtable we listened to four presentations. The first two entrepreneurs are a part of the Startup Palm Beach meetup, the others are from our general community. Krowde First up, Daniel Gudema from Boca Raton, Florida, pitched Krowde, a mobile social network for small more...

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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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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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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...

BizIdeas , entrepreneurship ,

196th 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Do Your Competitive Analysis

By admin at November 16, 2013 | 11:10 am | 0 Comment

196th 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Do Your Competitive Analysis

196th 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Do Your Competitive Analysis During today’s roundtable, we had a wide variety of businesses. Positive Axis First up, Hary Kalra from Santa Clara, California, pitched Positive Axis, a recruitment concept whereby he wants to build relationships with some candidates and represent them with employers. The closest more...

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192nd 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Serious Entrepreneurs Have Resilience

By Guest Post at October 18, 2013 | 8:14 am | 0 Comment

192nd 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Serious Entrepreneurs Have Resilience

192nd 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Serious Entrepreneurs Have Resilience Today’s roundtable had several entrepreneurs who seem like serious folks with the resilience to see their visions through to fruition. HappyWeddings First up, Janaki Pendyala from Hyderabad, India, pitched HappyWeddings, a portal for wedding organizers to connect with vendors like more...

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191st 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Try To Minimize Capital Risk

By Guest Post at October 11, 2013 | 8:22 am | 0 Comment

191st 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Try To Minimize Capital Risk

191st 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Try To Minimize Capital Risk Today’s roundtable had its usual share of entrepreneurs dreaming about raising capital on concepts without validation. Sometimes, I wonder, when, if ever, we’re going to get this epidemic under control! MoYoTv First up, Dollie Darko, from Greenwich, CT, pitched MoYoTv – a television more...

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190th 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Devil Lies In The Details

By Guest Post at October 5, 2013 | 8:57 am | 0 Comment

190th 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Devil Lies In The Details

190th 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Devil Lies In The Details Today’s roundtable had some interesting entrepreneurs from around the world. EventsTiger First up, Nizamudheen Valliyattu, from Chennai, India, pitched EventsTiger, an ‘event community’ where organizers promote events, participants network, etc. My main issue with the idea is that it more...

BizIdeas , entrepreneurship ,

189th 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Launch Of A New Book

By Guest Post at September 28, 2013 | 8:22 am | 0 Comment

189th 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Launch Of A New Book

189th 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Launch Of A New Book We launched a new book at today’s roundtable with a short reading from one of the chapters. The book, The Other 99% (Entrepreneurs): Fortune In The Middle Of The Pyramid, is a collection of essays introducing my current thinking on why over 99% of the entrepreneurs who seek financing get rejected. It is more...

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