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Bootstrap to Exit

Over the last decade and more, I’ve had the privilege of working with a large number of bootstrapped entrepreneurs. These include self-financed companies and also modestly capitalized startups that operate in a capital-efficient manner applying the principles of bootstrapping. [You can review my Bootstrapping course on LinkedIn to review these.] For our Seed Capital series of podcasts and blog […]

Exciting Companies Lined Up For Microsoft Startup Grant Finals

During today’s roundtable, we had four Microsoft BizSpark Startup India Challenge grant finalists present. Two of them, Freshdesk and Bizosys (10Screens), are 1M/1M premium members, and we have already been working on their strategies for a few weeks. Freshdesk First, Girish Mathrubootham from Chennai, India, pitched Freshdesk, a SaaS company that provides small and medium […]

High-Octane Energy In Pune

On April 17, I was in Pune for a 1M/1M live event. Pune has become a hotbed of product entrepreneurship in India, and I was curious to see what kinds of ventures are cooking there. Well, Persistent Systems and IncuCapital hosted a highly interactive and engaging session. Here are the companies that pitched at the […]

1M/1M Partners With Indian Angel Network

On April 16, I was in Mumbai doing a live 1M/1M event with TiE Mumbai and Indian Angel Network (IAN). While in Mumbai, I also finalized a deeper partnership with IAN, which I will discuss later in this post. I presented my usual 1M/1M perspective on bootstrapping. After the event, I received an e-mail from […]

1M/1M Announces Partnership With TiE Chennai

On Saturday, April 9, 2011, I arrived in Chennai at 3:00 a.m. after a 24-hour journey from California. At 11:00 a.m., a group of entrepreneurs from TiE Chennai gathered at the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-M) Research Park campus, and we spent the next four hours discussing strategy and tactics of early-stage entrepreneurship. TiE Chennai […]

1M/1M Strategy Roundtable: Top 10 Tech Trends To Watch

We started this week’s roundtable with a discussion of the top 10 tech trends to watch for the upcoming decade. The trends include Cloud Computing, Outsourcing, Social Web, Vertical and Local Web, Smartphones and Tablets, Online Advertising, Online Video, Online Gaming, eBooks, and Bootstrapped Entrepreneurship. You can find details in the blog post on http://www.sramanamitra.com.  […]