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What Are Some Common Ways Entrepreneurs Destroy Themselves?

Posted on Friday, Dec 2nd 2016

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How Should Colleges Be Kept Accountable for the Success of Their Students?

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December 8th -331st 1M/1M Mentoring Roundtable for Entrepreneurs

Posted on Friday, Dec 2nd 2016

Entrepreneurs are invited to the 331st FREE online 1M/1M roundtable mentoring session on Thursday, December 8, 2016, at 8 a.m. PST/11 a.m. EST/9:30 p.m. India IST.

If you are a serious entrepreneur, register to “pitch” and sell your business idea to Sramana Mitra. You’ll gain straightforward feedback, advice on next steps, and she’ll answer any of your questions. Others can register to “attend” to watch, learn, and interact through the online chat.

You can learn more here and register to pitch or attend here. Please share with any entrepreneurs in your circle who may be interested. All are welcome!

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Bootstrapping Using Services: James Kane, CEO of RWS (Part 5)

Posted on Friday, Dec 2nd 2016

Sramana Mitra: How did revenue ramp during this two-year period?

James Kane: We went from about $500,000 to a little under $3 million.

Sramana Mitra: That brings us to what? 2008?

James Kane: Yes, roughly speaking – about when the housing crash started.

Sramana Mitra: How did that impact your business? >>>

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How Do You Come Up With a Unique Startup Idea?

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Billion Dollar Unicorns: Royole Corporation Flexes its Way into the Club

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According to a recent report by MarketsAndMarkets, the global flexible electronics market is projected to grow 21.7% annually to $13.23 billion by 2020. Billion Dollar Unicorn club member Royole Corporation is developing impressive products to cater to this growing demand.

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Bootstrapping to Inflection: Dan Stewart, CEO of Happy Grasshopper (Part 5)

Posted on Friday, Dec 2nd 2016

Sramana Mitra: When you and I started working together and we were looking for the positioning, that was very much our conclusion. It’s okay to cater to people who are coming as inbound leads and are a fit for the technology and product. But from an outbound marketing point of view, you have to pick a vertical and you have to remain focused and committed to get the full leverage of the methodology of getting a laser-sharp positioning in place. Talk about pricing. My recollection is that there were some discussions and debates around freemium and free trial on that front as well. Talk to us about what those decision points were.

Dan Stewart: We were, and remain, willing to experiment with pricing and with trials. On our very first site, there was nothing free. There was no trial. It was $19 a month. As we started to get a little bit of traction in the real estate space, we thought, “Wouldn’t it be smart to increase this?” We created an account that was 50 contacts free forever.

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The Future: The Problem with Longevity

Posted on Friday, Dec 2nd 2016

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We are extending life expectancy by leaps and bounds through the miracles of science and technology.

Today, longevity doesn’t necessarily mean quality of life. It means, simply, surviving to a much older age.

Given the march of progress in the medical sciences, it may be safe to assume that over time, quality of life will also increase in the later years of life. As geriatric diseases become treatable, and even curable in certain cases, long life may also become more enjoyable through better health.

But there are other problems with longevity.
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