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. We work with IT and IT enabled services businesses. Only the first five who register to pitch will be able to present their business ideas. These roundtables are public forums and recordings of all sessions are available here. Entrepreneurs who pitch at the roundtables will receive media exposure through the 1M/1M roundtable recap column which is posted on Sramana’s blog and elsewhere. All attendees are able to join in on the conversations via a live chat.

“There are large numbers of people that want to start web-based companies but don’t know where to begin. Your curriculum should be mandatory. It has enormous value by itself, but when coupled with the Roundtables and 1M/1M community there is no substitute.” — Dan Stewart, CEO, HappyGrasshopper

Sramana recommends that entrepreneurs read Mentoring Startups: 10 Lessons We Have Learned and use the 1M/1M Self Assessment Tool to help prepare their pitches. You can find a Roundtable Slides Pitch Template here. 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.

Upcoming 1M/1M Roundtables:

Thursday, February 11, 2016, 8 a.m. PST/11 a.m. EST/9:30 p.m. India IST, Register Here.

Thursday, February 18, 2016, 8 a.m. PST/11 a.m. EST/9:30 p.m. India IST, Register Here.

Thursday, February 25, 2016, 8 a.m. PST/11 a.m. EST/9:30 p.m. India IST, Register Here.

Click Here To Find Recordings And Recaps Of ALL Previous 1M/1M Roundtables.

Roundtable Recordings

228th Roundtable With Gus Tai, Trinity Ventures
242nd Roundtable With David Hornik, August Capital
244th Roundtable With Aaron Skonnard, Pluralsight
230th Roundtable With Jason Stoffer, Maveron
232nd Roundtable With Brian Jacobs, Emergence Capital
233rd Roundtable With Naren Gupta, Nexus Ventures
235th Roundtable With Jason Lemkin, Storm Ventures
237th Roundtable With Eric Benhamou, Benhamou Global Ventures
230th Roundtable With Tod Francis, Shasta Ventures
240th Roundtable With Shomit Ghose, Onset Ventures
241st Roundtable With Ann Winblad, Hummer Winblad Ventures
250th Roundtable With Scott Sandell, NEA
249th Roundtable With Girish Navani, eClinicalWorks
248th Roundtable With Ross Mason, MuleSoft
247th Roundtable With Chris Gladwin, Cleversafe
246th Roundtable With Vineet Jain, Egnyte
245th Roundtable With Warren Weiss, Foundation Capital

264th Roundtable with René Lacerte,
263rd Roundtable with Ambarish Gupta, Knowlarity
262nd Roundtable With Jaspreet Singh, Druva
260th Roundtable with Ashish Gupta, Helion Venture Partners
259th Roundtable with Amit Gupta, InMobi

257 Roundtable With Therese Tucker, BlackLine
256th Roundtable with Roman Stanek, GoodData
255th Roundtable with Fred Luddy, ServiceNow
254th Roundtable with Gaurav Dhillon, SnapLogic
252nd Roundtable with Rob Hull, Adaptive Insights
251st Roundtable With Ratmir Timashev, Veeam
274th Roundtable With Tim Hentschel, HotelPlanner &
272nd Roundtable With Tom Foremski,
271st Roundtable With Tom Fallenstein,
270th Roundtable With Christian Blume, Cleverbridge
269th Roundtable With Betsy Corcoran, EdSurge
267th Roundtable With Anant Agarwal, edX
266th Roundtable With Bhavin Parikh, Magoosh
265th Roundtable With Alexander Zacke, Auctionata
287th Roundtable With Ashmeet Sidana, Engineering Capital
286th Roundtable With Blaine Vess, StudyMode
282nd Roundtable with Susan Mason, Aligned Partners
280th Roundtable With Paulo Rosado, OutSystems
279th Roundtable With Greg Gianforte, RightNow
278th Roundtable With Daniel Cane, Modernizing Medicine
276th Roundtable With Pallav Nadhani, FusionCharts
275th Roundtable With Art Papas, Bullhorn

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