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103rd 1M/1M Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Check Out Stanzr

Entrepreneurship - 29 October 2011

103rd 1M/1M Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Check Out Stanzr

During today’s roundtable, we had some excellent discussions of product marketing for a couple of different concepts. The 1M/1M Channel on Stanzr The first of these discussions was about a new social media marketing platform called Stanzr, from San Francisco-based Voluble, that we are using at 1M/1M. Taariq Lewis, the founder of Voluble, is a [...]

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102nd 1M/1M Strategy Roundtable for Entrepreneurs: Non-profits And For-profits

Entrepreneurship - 22 October 2011

102nd 1M/1M Strategy Roundtable for Entrepreneurs: Non-profits And For-profits

During today’s roundtable, we had a lot of discussion around non-profits and for-profits. Foundups Michael Trout, from Fukui, Japan, pitched Foundups, which he claims will be a platform for Open Corporations. He talked about everything from raising funding for pre-seed entrepreneurs to get them to the seed stage, crowd funding, social media marketing and open source. It’s [...]

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101st 1M/1M Strategy Roundtable for Entrepreneurs: FREE Is Not A Business Model

Entrepreneurship - 15 October 2011

101st 1M/1M Strategy Roundtable for Entrepreneurs: FREE Is Not A Business Model

At today’s roundtable, we had a chance to discuss a topic that continues to bother me endlessly – the Internet’s obsession with FREE. MyStream Richard Zelson, from New York, New York, discussed MyStream, a music streaming app that allows multiple people to listen to the playlist of one individual, serving, roughly speaking, the function of a [...]

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100th 1M/1M Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs Dedicated To Steve Jobs, Reinforcing Mission To Restructure Capitalism

Entrepreneurship - 08 October 2011

100th 1M/1M Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs Dedicated To Steve Jobs, Reinforcing Mission To Restructure Capitalism

“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes … the ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you [...]

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1M/1M Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: From Poland to Argentina

Entrepreneurship - 30 September 2011

1M/1M Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: From Poland to Argentina

During this week’s roundtable, once again, we had an international group of entrepreneurs presenting from Buenos Aires, Argentina; Warsaw, Poland; Geneva, Switzerland; Sherbrooke, Canada; Oakland, California; and Austin, Texas. In addition, we had attendees from many other parts of the world. Let’s dive in and see what they each are working on. Rockify First up, [...]

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1M/1M Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: A View Into Israeli Start-ups

Entrepreneurship - 09 September 2011

1M/1M Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: A View Into Israeli Start-ups

At today’s roundtable, we had a jam-packed pitch session with five Israeli start-ups. Israel Startup Network (ISN), led by Arlene Marom, one of our affiliate partners, organized the event with us. Both the audience and the presenters had a significant representation from that extraordinary start-up nation. In fact, Saul Singer, author of Start-up Nation had also [...]

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1M/1M Strategy Roundtable: Fall Call To Action

Entrepreneurship - 02 September 2011

1M/1M Strategy Roundtable: Fall Call To Action

Summer is over. Time to get back to work. At today’s roundtable, I synthesized some posts from our blog to give entrepreneurs, incubators, investors, and economic development agencies a flavor of what we’ve been doing this summer to make life easier for you. In How Not To Sell Equity Too Cheap, Too Soon, entrepreneurs would find [...]

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1M/1M Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Menlo Park And The Silicon Valley Renaissance

Entrepreneurship - 12 August 2011

1M/1M Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Menlo Park And The Silicon Valley Renaissance

During this week’s roundtable, we started off by discussing the pre-incubation procedure we are recommending with audience members from different parts of the world. This week, I’ve had several meetings with venture funds, incubators, corporate accelerators and other significant players in the startup eco-system. One theme seems to come up over and again, especially from geographies [...]

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1M/1M Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: How Do You Bootstrap Freemium Ventures?

Entrepreneurship - 05 August 2011

1M/1M Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: How Do You Bootstrap Freemium Ventures?

During this week’s roundtable, we had Inoh Choe from San Jose, California, pitch DemoTunes, a freemium concept. One of the discussions that ensued was about how to bootstrap a freemium venture. I think this is a question on many minds, and we discussed it today as a core topic. DemoTunes DemoTunes is proposed to be [...]

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1M/1M Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Investors And Incubators Need To Look At Pre-Incubation

Entrepreneurship - 29 July 2011

1M/1M Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Investors And Incubators Need To Look At Pre-Incubation

This week, I’ve had several meetings with venture funds, incubators, corporate accelerators and other significant players in the startup eco-system. One theme seems to come up over and again, especially from geographies outside Silicon Valley: lack of a reliable pipeline of deals. On July 1, 2006, commenting on the Indian startup scenario, I had written [...]

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