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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 [...]


Tony Smith, Founder of I Am Tony GFX, Talks About Where He Began And Where He Is [Interview]

Interviews - 14 October 2011

Tony Smith, Founder of I Am Tony GFX, Talks About Where He Began And Where He Is [Interview]

This interview was conducted by Stephen Perkins and was originally posted on his blog. Tony Smith‘s interest in graphic design began while he was still in school. Today, he has turned that interest into a wildly successful graphic design studio. On top of that, he also runs a branding company that is starting to take on [...]


Why Things Should Not Be Free

Thoughts - 11 October 2011

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There is way too much free stuff out there. Some of them are not very good. As an entrepreneur, I come to realize that nothing is free. And they shouldn’t be. If an entrepreneur built something that offers value, they should charge for it. The Need To Monetize A few days ago, I brought a [...]


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 [...]


Q&A With Angel Investor Devon George OF DMV Capital Corp [Interview]

Interviews - 07 October 2011

Q&A With Angel Investor Devon George OF DMV Capital Corp [Interview]

Devon George has been helping startups apply strategic execution and infrastructure to their business operations since 2001 and is currently the President of DMV Capital Corp, a family office. He has built and developed strategies for web, software, ecommerce and technology companies. Before DMV Capital, Devon served as a founding member of Freshnotes, a social [...]


Gaining Access Is The New Black

Thoughts - 04 October 2011

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“_____ is the new black” is a saying that something has suddenly become very popular. Take the following: “Google is the new black”. That became popular when people started using Google as a verb. There’s a new trend in the world of entrepreneurship. And it’s this: “Gaining access to people is the new black”. You [...]


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, [...]


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 [...]


What Kind Of Funding Do You Need?

Start-Up - 08 September 2011

What Kind Of Funding Do You Need?

“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it…” -Albert Einstein I’ve been an entrepreneur for about eight years now and over those years I’ve heard many folks using language about funding that I am not sure is 100% correct and used properly. I believe that our ability to clearly communicate what we need [...]


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 [...]