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Five 1M/1M Ambassadors Win Scholarships

Sramana Mitra | Posted 11.17.2012 | Small Business
Sramana Mitra

During last week's roundtable, we started the session by celebrating five of our high performing ambassadors.

Attention, FinTech Entrepreneurs!

Sramana Mitra | Posted 10.24.2012 | Small Business
Sramana Mitra

The contest is focused on financial technology entrepreneurs, and TradeKing, an online brokerage, will be awarding 12 1M/1M scholarships, picked from 20 finalists, to entrepreneurs who are developing apps on their platform.

The Challenge Of Navigating Long Sales Cycles

Sramana Mitra | Posted 09.05.2012 | Small Business
Sramana Mitra

During today's roundtable, we had five presenters discussing a wide range of businesses.

Free Apps, Ad-Supported Business Models are Dangerous!

Sramana Mitra | Posted 02.29.2012 | Business
Sramana Mitra

At today's roundtable, the last for 2011, we had four different countries represented and an intense set of discussions on five very interesting busin...

How Do You Bootstrap Freemium Ventures?

Sramana Mitra | Posted 10.05.2011 | Business
Sramana Mitra

During this week's roundtable, we had Inoh Choe from San Jose, Calif. pitch DemoTunes, a freemium concept. One of the discussions that ensued was abou...

Investors and Incubators Need to Look at Pre-Incubation

Sramana Mitra | Posted 10.02.2011 | Business
Sramana Mitra

This week, I've had several meetings with venture funds, incubators, corporate accelerators and other significant players in the startup ecosystem. On...

Twitter, LinkedIn: Why Not Affiliates?

Sramana Mitra | Posted 07.27.2011 | Business
Sramana Mitra

Finally, we had a discussion on Adam's proposal to sell 20% of his equity for $50K, which I thought was preposterous. That's like selling your prized assets for nothing in a flea market.

Spotlight On The Northwest

Sramana Mitra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sramana Mitra

At this week's One Million by One Million roundtable, we put a special focus on entrepreneurs in the northwestern part of the United States, and we ha...

Indian Entrepreneurs Are Maturing

Sramana Mitra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sramana Mitra

India is a rising power in the entrepreneurship firmament, and the country's entrepreneurs are making a long-awaited switch from pure outsourcing and labor arbitrage to building businesses.

Personalization Remains an Open Problem

Sramana Mitra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sramana Mitra

I want to start today with a prayer for Steve Jobs. I just wrote a post on my blog saying, "Apple Doesn't Need Steve Jobs; Tech Industry Does." It sum...

Top 10 Online Advertising Trends for the Decade

Sramana Mitra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sramana Mitra

We started this week's One Million by One Million roundtable with a discussion of online advertising trends, looking at them from the perspective of c...