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Why you should secure a seat at a top b-school and then drop out !

In her recent column at the Newyorker , Laura Hemphill, a Lehman Brothers alum-turned-novelist dropped a bomb on the faults of our gender bias within the education system. Her column advocated reasons on “WHY WOMEN SHOULD SKIP BUSINESS SCHOOL” Quoting examples of global CEO’s like Marissa Mayer, of Yahoo; Jeff Bezos, of Amazon.com; Ginni Rometty, of I.B.M none […]

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Spotlight On IIT Kharagpur, India

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 Summit organized by the student-run e-cell. For the uninitiated, IIT KGP is considered one of the top technology schools […]

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My Three Most Important Lessons Learned at Harvard Business School

Business school sometimes get a bad rap in the startup world.  Some of it is deserved – it’s big opportunity cost, and until fairly recently, the approach to most business schools to entrepreneurship has been more about theory than practice. Thankfully this is changing.  But what is very positive about business school and what hasn’t […]

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What’s Happening In Turkey?

116th Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: What’s Happening In Turkey? As we were chit-chatting with the audience before kicking off today’s roundtable, an angel investor, Can Atacik, from Istanbul introduced himself. It was timely, because Turkey has been on my mind for a while, and I am very interested in learning more about what’s happening in […]

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Are You Fundable?

115th 1M/1M Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Are You Fundable? Today’s roundtable had a couple of interesting businesses, but before I get to them, I want to underscore thatentrepreneurs MUST gauge fundability before assuming that they can build their businesses by raising money. We’re getting this question constantly: Can 1M/1M help us raise money? This short video addresses that question: Click […]

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114th 1M/1M Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: YCombinator vs. 1M/1M

Today’s roundtable, as usual, was an international affair, with entrepreneurs presenting from different parts of the US, India, Israel, and many other geographies. Before I share what we heard from them today, I want to highlight an important aspect of 1M/1M that is repeatedly underscored in these roundtables: the international, inclusive, democratic nature of the […]

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The Other 99% Of Entrepreneurs by Sramana Mitra

The Other 99% Of Entrepreneurs In my recent piece Reengineering Capitalism I highlighted a phenomenon that the global entrepreneurship ecosystem is paying very little attention to: Over 99% of entrepreneurs who seek funding get rejected. Yet, the entire world is focused on the 1% that is “fundable.” The media, when pitched a startup story, is interested in […]

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Spotlight On Jacksonville, Florida

113th 1M/1M Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Spotlight on Jacksonville, Florida Today’s roundtable was co-hosted with the Jacksonville Startup Weekend. For the uninitiated, Startup Weekends are 54-hour events where entrepreneurs come together to pitch ideas, form teams, and learn best practices. This past weekend, the Jacksonville entrepreneurship community hosted their own version of this exciting program. 150 […]

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Are Media Sites Fundable?

112th 1M/1M Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Are Media Sites Fundable? Today’s roundtable brought some core issues up for debate regarding media startups that are focusing largely on Content and Community features and expecting to get funded. So, I would like to take some time to offer a broad overview on the topic and some pointers to entrepreneurs who are […]

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

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 […]

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