As part of the 1M/1M initiative, Sramana Mitra offers free online strategy roundtables for entrepreneurs looking to discuss positioning, financing, and other aspects of a startup venture. Up to 1,000 people can attend each session, but only the first five who register to pitch will be able to present their business ideas. All attendees are able to join in on the conversations via a live chat.
Sramana requests that entrepreneurs use the Clarify Your Story appendix of her Positioning book to prepare their pitches. While many entrepreneurs find it difficult to answer all the questions in the CYS framework, we strongly recommend that you address the following items in your roundtable pitch:
(1) A validated customer value proposition
(2) Detailed segmentation analysis and target customer definition at a fairly granular level
(3) A customer acquisition strategy that is pragmatic, and
(4) We also recommend that you present a succinct summary of whatever customer validation work you have done.
Your roundtable pitch should be no more than three minutes, and consist of four slides, as suggested above.
Upcoming 1M/1M Roundtables:
Thursday, November 18, 2010, 8 a.m. Pacific Time, Register Here.
Thursday, December 2, 2010, 8 a.m. Pacific Time, Register Here.
Thursday, December 9, 2010, 8 a.m. Pacific Time.
Thursday, December 16, 2010, 8 a.m. Pacific Time.
Here is the recording of the roundtable held on May 27, 2010: