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

Entrepreneurship - 22 April 2012

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 articulation of market [...]

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How Smart Businesses Create Dominos Effect With Word-of-Mouth

Entrepreneurship - 09 April 2012

How Smart Businesses Create Dominos Effect With Word-of-Mouth

Entrepreneurs all know the best form of marketing is Word-of-mouth marketing. But building buzz and referrals for a company that ultimately create the dominos effect is easier said than done. Thankfully, the following entrepreneurs share with us how they have done it for their businesses. Hopefully, with their guidance, you can also. 1. Getting Social [...]

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

Entrepreneurship - 20 March 2012

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 Videochef for team members Omer Lifshitz, Orly Yeruham, Omri Gabai, and [...]

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You Want To Be A Die Hard Startup Entrepreneur?

Entrepreneurship - 19 March 2012

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The entrepreneurship journey is a journey that is full of ups and down. In fact, the road is rocky. So for you to be able to make it through you must be a die hard entrepreneur. Entrepreneurs are people who change the world, they are the kind of people that makes the world go round [...]

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120th Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Winners Of Microsoft Israel Scholarships

Entrepreneurship - 18 March 2012

120th Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Winners Of Microsoft Israel Scholarships

During today’s roundtable, we partnered with Microsoft Israel and the Israel Startup Network, to work with 10 companies. Below is a recap of the pitches, followed by the announcement of the winners of the three scholarships. As I worked with the entrepreneurs today, a couple of recurring gaps became apparent: (a) lack of thorough competitive [...]

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Have A Business Hero You Admire?

Entrepreneurship - 12 March 2012

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Are there times were you want to quit? Well there are times when we feel down and need some inspiration. We all know that there are plenty of people out there that we look up to, but who is your business hero? So to get you feeling motivated, here are some great business people to [...]

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

Entrepreneurship - 03 March 2012

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, pitchedQuickAirLink.com, a visual search engine for air travel that directs travelers to the airline sites for actual bookings. In an intensely crowded market, QuickAirLink aims to differentiate itself by handing over most of the complexity [...]

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Roundtable Recap: February 23 – Microsoft Israel To Offer 1M/1M Scholarships

Entrepreneurship - 25 February 2012

Roundtable Recap: February 23 – Microsoft Israel To Offer 1M/1M Scholarships

During today’s roundtable, we announced that Microsoft Israel will be offering 1M/1M scholarships to Israeli entrepreneurs. On Monday, March 12, at 5:30 p.m. IST, Microsoft Israel and Israel Startup Network will be co-hosting a 1M/1M roundtable for entrepreneurs at Microsoft in Raanana, Israel. Up to ten entrepreneurs will be selected to pitch their businesses to me, [...]

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

Entrepreneurship - 11 February 2012

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 short video addresses that question: Now, let’s get to [...]

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

Entrepreneurship - 05 February 2012

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 these roundtables: the international, inclusive, democratic nature of the [...]

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