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186th 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Mentoring Networks Do Not Work

By Guest Post at September 7, 2013 | 8:23 am | 0 Comment

186th 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Mentoring Networks Do Not Work

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. Smart SurgiSol First, Syed Hassan from Islamabad, Pakistan, pitched Smart SurgiSol, a training solution for surgeons looking to learn how to perform laparoscopic surgery and more...

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185th 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs

By Guest Post at August 30, 2013 | 10:41 am | 0 Comment

185th 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs

185th 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs Today’s roundtable gave us a unique opportunity to peek into Pakistan’s entrepreneurial eco-system. Due to the efforts of Sennen Desouza with the Institute for Business Administration (IBA), we got to interact with entrepreneurs from Pakistan, and some of them will be pitching at the next roundtable session as well. If you more...

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184th 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: All Indian Affair

By Guest Post at August 23, 2013 | 10:16 am | 0 Comment

184th 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: All Indian Affair

184th 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: All Indian Affair Today’s roundtable was an all Indian affair. Avaz First, Ajit Narayanan from Chennai, India, a 1M/1M premium member, pitched Avaz. Actually, Avaz is his first revenue-generating product – an iPad app for autistic children. Today’s discussion was about the company’s strategy around various more...

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183rd 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Equity Financing From Customers

By Guest Post at July 26, 2013 | 8:16 am | 0 Comment

183rd 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Equity Financing From Customers

183rd 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Equity Financing From Customers Today’s roundtable started with an interesting discussion on equity financing from customers. B2Be First, Balaji Abbabatulla from London, England, a 1M/1M premium member, pitched B2Be. The company is working with accounting firms in London to validate its concept of a mobile invoicing more...

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178th 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Sharpen Your Concepts Before You Commit

By Guest Post at June 14, 2013 | 8:01 am | 0 Comment

178th 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Sharpen Your Concepts Before You Commit

178th 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Sharpen Your Concepts Before You Commit Today’s roundtable had a higher percentage of concept-stage entrepreneurs than usual. Query First up was Salil Agrawal from Bangalore, India, pitching Query, a Q&A forum concept, supposedly for solving problems. Now the Q&A market is cluttered as hell, and I see absolutely no more...

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175th 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Turning Dreams Into Cash

By Guest Post at May 24, 2013 | 10:17 am | 0 Comment

175th 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Turning Dreams Into Cash

175th 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Turning Dreams Into Cash Today’s 175th roundtable concluded with a wonderful comment from Dwight Harrison: “When running a business it is good to spend time with people who have converted dreams into cash.” I love the way the idea of turning dreams into cash summarizes entrepreneurship, and it perfectly summarizes our more...

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173rd 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Promising Portfolio From India

By Guest Post at May 11, 2013 | 8:54 am | 0 Comment

173rd 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Promising Portfolio From India

173rd 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Promising Portfolio From India Today’s roundtable comprised entirely of Indian entrepreneurs. Avaz First, Ajit Narayanan from Chennai, India, pitched Avaz, an iPad app for autistic children. Ajit is a 1M/1M premium member, and has been working with us on his strategy to not only increase the revenues from his products more...

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172nd 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Tech Recruitment in Bulgaria; Custom Fashion in India; Incubator-in-a-Box

By Guest Post at May 4, 2013 | 9:09 am | 0 Comment

172nd 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Tech Recruitment in Bulgaria; Custom Fashion in India; Incubator-in-a-Box

172nd 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Tech Recruitment in Bulgaria; Custom Fashion in India; Incubator-in-a-Box Today’s roundtable had an interesting group of talented people working on a diverse set of businesses. Before we go there, however, I must bring to your attention our newly launched Incubator-in-a-Box. To enable everyone in any part of the world more...

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171st 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: IT For Cleantech IN, Cleantech OUT

By Guest Post at April 26, 2013 | 8:12 am | 0 Comment

171st 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: IT For Cleantech IN, Cleantech OUT

171st 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: IT For Cleantech IN, Cleantech OUT Today’s roundtable had a couple of California businesses and an Indian company pitching. Before I get to them, let me remind you about the Rackspace Cloud – 1M/1M Startup Challenge. Open to cloud-based startups only, this challenge begins with an application process. Five cloud more...

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169th 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: India’s Startup Industry Has A Major Gap – Product Marketing

By Guest Post at April 13, 2013 | 8:35 am | 0 Comment

169th 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: India’s Startup Industry Has A Major Gap – Product Marketing

169th 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: India’s Startup Industry Has A Major Gap – Product Marketing Today’s roundtable focused on India again, and we worked on five startups from various parts of the country. As discussed before, Indian entrepreneurs are trying to make the journey from services and products, and on that road, the biggest roadblock I observe more...

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