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 […]
100th 1M/1M Roundtable: Dedicated To Steve Jobs, Reinforcing Mission T...
“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 […]
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 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 Announces Important Partnership With MAD Incubator, Malaysia
At this weekâ€™s One Million by One Million roundtable, we announced a very importantÂ partnership with MAD Incubator, Malaysia for entrepreneurship development in the region. This is our first major partnership with an incubator whereby MAD will adopt the 1M/1M methodology to foster Silicon Valleyâ€“style technopreneurship in Malaysia. Andrew Wong, CEO of MAD, has been […]
1M/1M Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Microsoftâ€™s $100k India
At this weekâ€™s One Million by One Million roundtable, we announced our collaboration with Microsoft around a $100k grant that they are offering to four Indian entrepreneurs as follows: A $40k grant each to two entrepreneurs, one in Mobility and one in Cloud Computing; and a $10k grant to two entrepreneurs, also one in each […]
1M/1M Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Personalization Remains A...
I want to start todayâ€™s recap with a prayer for Steve Jobs. I just wrote a post on my blog saying, Apple Doesnâ€™t Need Steve Jobs; Tech Industry Does. It sums up my sadness at the thought of our industry not having the privilege of Steveâ€™s thought process. I have, most certainly, drawn tremendous inspiration […]
1M/1M Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Top 10 Online Advertising...
We started this weekâ€™s One Million by One Million roundtable with a discussion of online advertising trends, looking at them from the perspective of cost-effective customer acquisition and brand building, as well as entrepreneurial opportunities. You can find more on the topic on my blog at Top 10 Online Advertising Trends For The Decade. While […]
1M/1M Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Top 10 Vertical And Socia...
On January 6, 2011 we hosted our 64th FREE One Million by One Million (1M/1M) strategy roundtable for entrepreneurs, and the first for this year. Â We started this weekâ€™s roundtable with a discussion of all the resources we have brought together over the last three years to help entrepreneurs, including a comprehensive curriculum for […]
1M/1M Strategy Roundtable: Top 10 Tech Trends To Watch
We started this weekâ€™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.Â […]
1M/1M Strategy Roundtable: Where Should You Raise Money?
During this weekâ€™s roundtable we had a group of entrepreneurs from the Pune Open Coffee Club gather at the offices of Persistent Systems to participate in the roundtable together. It is a very good format for entrepreneur groups around the world to get together and network around the roundtable programming which happens every week, religiously.Â […]
1M/1M Strategy Roundtable: Niche Marketplace Businesses Can Be Interes...
During this weekâ€™s roundtable, one of the questions that I answered was about the One Million by One Million programâ€™s plans around supporting social enterprises. Well, 1M/1M is focused on helping businesses generate $1M in annual revenue, whatever be the nature of the business. We see a lot of businesses that can be characterized as […]