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1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs

By Guest Post at April 27, 2012 | 8:59 am | 0 Comment

1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs

1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: A Rare Women-Only Session Today’s roundtable was a women-only affair, with WITI (Women In Technology International) San Diego entrepreneurs leading the way. But before we dive into the pitches, let me point you to the opportunity with BlueSnap and Elance, which are awarding 12 1M/1M scholarships to digital commerce and more...

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1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Tyranny Of The TAM

By Guest Post at April 21, 2012 | 8:34 am | 0 Comment

1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Tyranny Of The TAM

1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Tyranny Of The TAM During today’s roundtable, I found myself discussing Total Available Market (TAM) issues with three of the five presenters. So let me start off by providing some guidance on the topic for all of them as well as others who are facing similar challenges. Folks, there can be no financing without a thorough more...

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1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: More From Indian Entrepreneurs

By Guest Post at April 13, 2012 | 10:21 am | 0 Comment

1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: More From Indian Entrepreneurs

1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: More From Indian Entrepreneurs During today’s roundtable we worked mostly with those entrepreneurs who had signed up to pitch at our Bangalore roundtables last week, but did not get a slot. GoEasy First, Sathish G. from Chennai, India, pitched GoEasy, a mobile yellow pages app that he has started validating. Essentially, more...

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121st Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Spotlight On 3 Day Startup Tel-Aviv

By Guest Post at March 20, 2012 | 10:23 am | 0 Comment

121st Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Spotlight On 3 Day Startup Tel-Aviv

121st Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Spotlight On 3 Day Startup Tel-Aviv During today’s roundtable, we partnered with 3 Day Startup Tel-Aviv to coach entrepreneurs who are getting ready to pitch investors this weekend. The startups are hot off the presses and some have covered impressive ground in a very short time. Videochef Menachem Perlman pitched more...

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118th Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Strategy Gaps Need To Be Plugged

By Guest Post at March 2, 2012 | 8:39 am | 0 Comment

118th Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Strategy Gaps Need To Be Plugged

118th Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Strategy Gaps Need To Be Plugged During today’s roundtable, we worked with four entrepreneurs. QuickAirLink.com First, Bob Sacco from El Dorado Hills, California, and David Wolkin, pitched QuickAirLink.com, a visual search engine for air travel that directs travelers to the airline sites for actual bookings. more...

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115th 1M/1M Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Are You Fundable?

By Guest Post at February 10, 2012 | 8:32 am | 0 Comment

115th 1M/1M Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Are You Fundable? Today’s roundtable had a couple of interesting businesses, but before I get to them, I want to underscore that entrepreneurs MUST gauge fundability before assuming that they can build their businesses by raising money. We’re getting this question constantly: Can 1M/1M help us raise money? This more...

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114th 1M/1M Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: YCombinator vs. 1M/1M

By Guest Post at February 3, 2012 | 8:30 am | 0 Comment

114th 1M/1M Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: YCombinator vs. 1M/1M

114th 1M/1M Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: YCombinator vs. 1M/1M Today’s roundtable, as usual, was an international affair, with entrepreneurs presenting from different parts of the US, India, Israel, and many other geographies. Before I share what we heard from them today, I want to highlight an important aspect of 1M/1M that is repeatedly underscored in more...

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The Other 99% Of Entrepreneurs

By Guest Post at January 31, 2012 | 8:31 am | 0 Comment

The Other 99% Of Entrepreneurs

The Other 99% Of Entrepreneurs In my recent piece Reengineering Capitalism I highlighted a phenomenon that the global entrepreneurship ecosystem is paying very little attention to: Over 99% of entrepreneurs who seek funding get rejected. Yet, the entire world is focused on the 1% that is “fundable.” The media, when pitched a startup story, is interested in more...

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112th 1M/1M Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Are Media Sites Fundable?

By Guest Post at January 20, 2012 | 8:43 am | 0 Comment

112th 1M/1M Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Are Media Sites Fundable?

112th 1M/1M Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Are Media Sites Fundable? Today’s roundtable brought some core issues up for debate regarding media startups that are focusing largely on Content and Community features and expecting to get funded. So, I would like to take some time to offer a broad overview on the topic and some pointers to entrepreneurs who are more...

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111th 1M/1M Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Spotlight On IIT Kharagpur, India

By Guest Post at January 14, 2012 | 8:57 am | 0 Comment

111th 1M/1M Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Spotlight On IIT Kharagpur, India

111th 1M/1M Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Spotlight On IIT Kharagpur, India Today’s roundtable was jointly organized by the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (IIT KGP) and the 1M/1M program as part of the former’s Global Entrepreneurship Summit organized by the student-run e-cell. For the uninitiated, IIT KGP is considered one of the top more...

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