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143rd 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Kolkata 1M/1M Pitch-Fest

Entrepreneurship - 07 October 2012

143rd 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Kolkata 1M/1M Pitch-Fest

During today’s roundtable, we spoke with three entrepreneurs. Before I get into the details of those discussions, let me alert you to an upcoming contest. On November 1st, at iLEAD in Kolkata, India, 10 companies will be selected to pitch their businesses during the Kolkata 1M/1M Pitch-Fest Competition. The six entrepreneurs who present the most promising [...]

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136th 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Winners Of A&N Media-Elance Contest With Kings College, London

Entrepreneurship - 21 July 2012

136th 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Winners Of A&N Media-Elance Contest With Kings College, London

During today’s roundtable, we held the finals of the A&N Media-Elance contest co-hosted by King’s College, London. This was perhaps one of the absolute best sets of pitches at a contest final this year. Happerture First, Dr. Dele Omotosho and Michela Menting from London pitched Happerture, a vertical ad network for healthcare mobile apps. As a [...]

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Roundtable Recap: July 5 – The Challenge Of Navigating Long Sales Cycles

Entrepreneurship - 07 July 2012

Roundtable Recap: July 5 – The Challenge Of Navigating Long Sales Cycles

During today’s roundtable, we had five presenters discussing a wide range of businesses mostly from India. Aurviz Technology First, Chetan Vinchhi from Bangalore, India, pitched Aurviz Technology, a video solution whereby enterprises can provide video-based customer support. The validation for the concept has so far come from the Indian Railways that is interested in installing video-support [...]

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131st 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Winners Of The A&N Media-Elance Contest With London School Of Economics SU Entrepreneurs & European Student Startups

Entrepreneurship - 23 June 2012

131st 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Winners Of The A&N Media-Elance Contest With London School Of Economics SU Entrepreneurs & European Student Startups

We co-hosted today’s roundtable with London School Of Economics SU Entrepreneurs and European Student Startups. A&N Media and Elance awarded three scholarships. Today’s judges were, for A&N Media, Charlie Mortimer, Head of New Venutures, Sam Duncan-Brown, Head of Innovation, and Kim Roditi, Innovation Manager, joined by Kjetil Olsen, VP of Europe for Elance. Here are [...]

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129th 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Winners Of Second BlueSnap-Elance Finals

Entrepreneurship - 09 June 2012

129th 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Winners Of Second BlueSnap-Elance Finals

During today’s roundtable, we held the second finals for the BlueSnap-Elance contest. Family Rx Tracker First, Stephanie Mountain from Leawood, Kansas, pitched Family Rx Tracker, an online service and mobile app for reminding caregivers about the administering times of elderly family members’ medications. Family Rx Tracker wants to differentiate itself from competitors by making available a [...]

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1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Go, Kolkata!

Entrepreneurship - 03 June 2012

1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Go, Kolkata!

During today’s roundtable, we saw an unprecedented number of entrepreneurs from Kolkata, which thrills me to bits because I am from Kolkata, and nothing would please me more than to see an entrepreneurial ground swell happening in that city. Project Site Tracker First, however, Eric Gan from Malaysia pitched Project Site Tracker, a mobile application for [...]

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1M/1M Roundtable for Entrepreneurs: Winners Of TechHub-A&N Media Battle Of The Startups Contest In London Win 1M/1M Scholarships

Entrepreneurship - 26 May 2012

1M/1M Roundtable for Entrepreneurs: Winners Of TechHub-A&N Media Battle Of The Startups Contest In London Win 1M/1M Scholarships

Last night, at a packed event in London’s TechHub, A&N Media awarded five yearlong 1M/1M scholarships. The judges for the contest were Kevin Beatty, CEO of A&N Media, Dominique Trempont, Board Member of DMGT (parent company of A&N Media), Bill Raduchel, Strategic Advisor to DMGT, Alberto Torres, former EVP and GM of Nokia’s MeeGo division, [...]

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126th 1M/1M Roundtable for Entrepreneurs: BlueSnap-Elance Contest Applications Deadline This Weekend

Entrepreneurship - 13 May 2012

126th 1M/1M Roundtable for Entrepreneurs: BlueSnap-Elance Contest Applications Deadline This Weekend

Today’s roundtable started with a reminder of a set of contests on which we are collaborating with corporate partners. A&N Media is offering a series of 1M/1M scholarships to entrepreneurs in Britain to stimulate entrepreneurship in the United Kingdom. With a reach into 130 million consumers, their channel will offer a significant go-to-market opportunity for [...]

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125th 1M/1M Roundtable for Entrepreneurs: Some Wonderful Opportunities With Corporate Partners

Entrepreneurship - 06 May 2012

125th 1M/1M Roundtable for Entrepreneurs: Some Wonderful Opportunities With Corporate Partners

Today’s roundtable marked our 125th Free session. We’ve come a long, long way, offering these free consulting sessions consistently for some years now. Through the last couple of weeks, you have learned about some wonderful opportunities that our corporate partners, A&N Media, ELance, and BlueSnap have been creating for entrepreneurship development. A&N Media is offering [...]

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1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: A Rare Women-Only Session

Entrepreneurship - 28 April 2012

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 subscription businesses. Deadline for applications is May 11. Hera Hub [...]

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