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

Entrepreneurship - 14 January 2012

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 Summitorganized by the student-run e-cell. For the uninitiated, IIT KGP is considered one of the top technology schools in India, and it is located in the Eastern part of the country, [...]


110th 1M/1M Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: ERP Galore

Entrepreneurship - 09 January 2012

110th 1M/1M Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: ERP Galore

At today’s roundtable, we had an unusual amount of discussion on ERP startups. Given that ERP is such a mature market, the fact that all this startup activity is going on in ERP is a bit puzzling to me. Rural ERP Surjith Singh from Chennai, India, pitched Rural ERP, a business that intends to focus on [...]


108th 1M/1M Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Web 3.0 And Social Dancing; Romania Emerging

Entrepreneurship - 17 December 2011

108th 1M/1M Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Web 3.0 And Social Dancing; Romania Emerging

At today’s roundtable, we had a 30-minute segment on Web 3.0 and Social Dancing. We basically took the Web 3.0 framework – Web 3.0 = (4C + P + VS) – and did a blue sky exercise on how to create a comprehensive user experience for social dancers. We also explored business models that not [...]


105th 1M/1M Strategy Roundtable for Entrepreneurs: Business Schools And Early Stage Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship - 20 November 2011

105th 1M/1M Strategy Roundtable for Entrepreneurs: Business Schools And Early Stage Entrepreneurship

I have written about this before on my Forbes column, but want to raise the question again: Are Business Schools Setting Up Entrepreneurs To Fail? The question has, over time, resulted in huge discussions, some defensive, some self-aware and some even solution oriented. Nonetheless, in the last couple of years, the flow of first-time entrepreneurs [...]


Confidence. It’s What You Need To Start A Business

Thoughts - 16 November 2011

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The following is a guest post by Edel O’Mahony. Edel is the UK’s leading expert in energetic communications. She has over 30 years of experience and has helped hundreds of people to find their confidence and become magnificent. Her latest book 21 Steps to Confidence is available from Amazon.com. For more information please visit: www.pathofthepeacefulwarrior.com [...]


Why Entrepreneurs Should Celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week #GEW

Entrepreneurship - 14 November 2011

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Global Entrepreneurship Week kicks off today. It is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. So why should entrepreneurs celebrate it? Celebrate GEW with us all week with Teenpreneurs: Generation Next. 1. To Become A Sponge Becoming [...]


104th 1M/1M Strategy Roundtable for Entrepreneurs: VCs Are Not Always Right

Entrepreneurship - 09 November 2011

104th 1M/1M Strategy Roundtable for Entrepreneurs: VCs Are Not Always Right

I know that many, many entrepreneurs are feeling dejected because of investor rejections. Today, I want to share with you a story of an amazing entrepreneurial team led by Alex Bouzari, CEO of Data Direct. In How To Defend Your Dream Against All Odds, Alex and I explore the company’s journey to $200 Million in revenue, [...]


[How To] Choose A Small Business Bank

Start-Up - 31 October 2011

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As an entrepreneur, I need to make many decision everyday. What names shall I use for my new idea? How do I file for a trademark? Which corporate structure do I use? The list goes on. Another question is, which bank do I choose? There are a ton of choices and one size does not [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]