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TradeKing Financial Entrepreneur Pitch-Fest Competition

TradeKing Meets 1M/1M — Two Pitch-Fests with Scholarship Opportunities!

Description of Events:

On two Spring 2013 dates (yet to be confirmed), 18 companies will be selected to pitch online to Sramana Mitra, one of Silicon Valley’s top strategists. Each 5-minute pitch will be followed by a 5-minute strategic analysis by Sramana.

Following the pitches during each online roundtable event, Sramana Mitra and Dan Raju, CIO of online brokerage TradeKing, will select the top 5 entrepreneurs (10 altogether) who will be awarded a full tuition by TradeKing to Sramana’s 1M/1M program – valued at $1,000 each!

Note: See info about Sramana and the 1M/1M program here: Sramana, 1M/1M

Learn more about TradeKing and its Open API here:  https://developers.tradeking.com/


To compete, please complete the application form found here. Answers to some Frequently Asked Questions can be found here.


Criteria for Selection:

We are looking for companies with the following types of financial businesses:

  • Online tools providers
  • Mobile tools providers
  • Platform SDKs
  • Data visualization tools


Benefits for Presenters:

-Get on-the-spot analysis of their project by Sramana Mitra, one of Silicon Valley’s top strategists, with suggestions about how to potentially increase chances of success

-Gain exposure:

-to investors in the audience

-to Sramana’s large network (who will listen live or to online recording of the event)

-via TradeKing’s marketing of the event


Benefits for Winners:

-A year of Sramana’s ongoing mentorship during weekly strategy roundtables

-Opportunity to study a unique curriculum designed to prevent mistakes, save time and money

-Chance to absorb the tribal knowledge of Silicon Valley based on carefully analyzed case studies of hundreds of successful companies

-Introductions by Sramana to potential customers, partners and investors among her extensive global network


Please send in your completed application form to maureen@1mby1m.com.


Spring 2013 (2 dates to come) Roundtable Agenda:

8:00 a.m. PDT – Greetings, Sramana Mitra and Dan Raju

8:05-9:45 a.m. PDT – 10 pitches, 10 minutes each (5 minute pitch + 5 minutes of discussion/questions)

9:45-9:50 a.m. PDT – Judges deliberate privately

9:50-10:00 a.m. PDT – Winners announced, closing remarks

Application: TradeKing Financial Entrepreneur Pitch-Fest Competition

Frequently Asked Questions: TradeKing Financial Entrepreneur Pitch-Fest Competition