Humanity has been living through a momentous period over the last 18 months. We’ve all had the time to stop and reflect on life, purpose, fulfillment, meaning.
For many, the desire to strike out into an entrepreneurial future has emerged as an important priority.
In this month of freedom, it is with great pleasure that I want to welcome members of ADDA’s apartment communities into the One Million by One Million (1Mby1M) Global Virtual Accelerator.
1Mby1M is the first and only global virtual accelerator in the world with the mission of helping a million entrepreneurs reach a million dollars and beyond in annual revenue. We run it out of Silicon Valley, but with a global footprint.
In the weeks and months to come, we will bring you opportunities to learn, connect, share, and grow.
In the years to come, many successful startups will look back on this moment of liberation as their genesis.
For starters, we will bring you the 1Mby1M startup fundamentals courses on Udemy at deep discounts. We request that you set aside 3-4 hours a week to study one of the courses and build up your methodology knowledge.
Today, we bring you, first and foremost, Bootstrap First, Raise Money Later with Sramana Mitra, the building block of the 1Mby1M mantra: Do NOT go to VCs as Beggars, Go as Kings.
As Covid is conquered with vaccination, in the months to come, we will work with you to create meetups around the 1Mby1M Free Mentoring roundtables.
Let us join hands and turn each apartment community into a startup accelerator.
I close with one of my favorite poems, Invictus, by William Ernest Henley:
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate,
I am the captain of my soul.
I look forward to getting to know you as we build this movement together.