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Sramana Mitra
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Attended MIT, Smith College
Lives in Menlo Park, CA
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Entrepreneurs are invited to the 261st FREE online 1M/1M roundtable mentoring session on Thursday, May 28, 2015, at 8 a.m. PST/11 a.m. EST/8:30 p.m. India IST.If you are a serious entrepreneur, register to “pitch” and sell your business idea. You’ll receive straightforward feedback, advice on next steps, and answers to any of your questions. Others can register to “attend” to watch, learn, and interact through the online chat.You can learn more h...
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For those who follow my writings on Billion Dollar Unicorns, you know that I am not a fan of ‘Valuation Without Revenue‘ Unicorns. The mindless inflow of capital into companies with dubious monetization ability irritates me. This week, some important coverage has emerged on the games VCs are playing to achieve Unicorn status for their portfolio companies. The most important, must-read piece on the subject is from Heidi Roizen, Operating Partner a...
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Entrepreneurs are invited to the 259th FREE online 1M/1M roundtable mentoring session on Thursday, May 21, 2015, at 8 a.m. PST/11 a.m. EST/8:30 p.m. India IST.If you are a serious entrepreneur, register to “pitch” and sell your business idea. You’ll receive straightforward feedback, advice on next steps, and answers to any of your questions. Others can register to “attend” to watch, learn, and interact through the online chat.You can learn more h...
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In this series, professionals share what they'd do differently — and keep the same. Follow the stories here and write your own (please use #IfIWere22 in your post).Last year, I wrote If I Were 22: I Was Fired From My Own Company. If you haven't read that piece, I suggest you do.For this year's graduating class, I have a suggestion.You see, when I was 22, the Internet did not exist. Blogging did not exist. Social Media did not exist. But the class...
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It's ludicrously easy for Uber and other billion-dollar startups to raise money. But it's still incredibly difficult for nearly anyone else.
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The exorbitant cost of higher education is a recurrent topic of conversation, concern, and discontent these days. Against that backdrop, an announcement from edX and Arizona State University caught my attention last week. ASU and edX announced a program called Global Freshman Academy: The Global Freshman Academy (GFA) will give learners anywhere in the world the opportunity to earn freshman-level university credit after successfully completing a ...
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I am one of those people who doesn’t like bubbles. Right now, we’re experiencing a bubble in Silicon Valley with funny money driving weird, unproductive behavior.Some people want this party to go on.I don’t.Francisco Dao has written a poorly analyzed post on VentureBeat titled What will happen to Silicon Valley when demographics strangle the global economy: One of the things the author, Peter Zeihan, explains is how the size of the Baby Boomer ge...
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I have favorite saying: Vision without execution amounts to hallucination!Often, in our work with 1Mby1M, we see paranoid behavior from entrepreneurs who are fearful of their ideas getting stolen.My take: if your idea is so easy to replicate, then don't bother.Feedback. Input. Discussions. These are essential elements of a good ideation and idea validation process.Especially feedback from potential customers.Especially guidance from good mentors...
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During today’s roundtable, we celebrated the launch of my book, Billion Dollar Unicorns, with Roman Stanek, CEO and Founder of GoodData. Roman is a serial entrepreneur, and discussed his thoughts about customer validation, go-to-market strategies, and the future of big data / business intelligence technologies in great depth.Envelop As for the pitches, first up, Srikanth Jallapuram from Cupertino, California, pitched Envelop, a retailing marketin...
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Cambridge, MA - Kolkata, West Bengal, India
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Founder of One Million by One Million: http://1m1m.sramanamitra.com
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Sramana Mitra is the founder of One Million by One Million (1M/1M) the first and only global virtual incubator/accelerator that aims to help one million entrepreneurs globally to reach $1 million in revenue and beyond. She writes the blog Sramana Mitra On Strategy and is author of the Entrepreneur Journeys book series and Vision India 2020. From 2008 to 2010, Mitra was a columnist for Forbes. As an entrepreneur CEO, she ran three companies: DAIS, Intarka, and Uuma. She has a master's degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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  • MIT, Smith College
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