Tag Archive: Sramana Mitra

  1. 800px-Firmen_im_Silicon_Valley
    by Jessica Stillman

    Should You Move to Silicon Valley?

    Don’t be lured by the hype. Think logically and consider all the advantages of other locations before you make a move, advises Sramana Mitra.

    By Sramana Mitra (Founder, One Million By One Million)

    I run the only global, virtual incubator for startups in the world. As such, we constantly get questions from entrepreneurs around the United States, and around the world, about moving to Silicon Valley.

    My take on the subject is that Silicon Valley is expensive, the talent war challenging for startups without major VC backing, and it is not necessarily easy to survive the early stages of such a move.

  2. Sara-Casual-on-Couch
    by Angie Chang

    Women Entrepreneurs: May Be, Baby!

    After spending time traveling, working with two startups, and a brief stint on staff at a culinary school, Sara Sutton Fell was once again looking for something new. However, the game had changed: Sara was pregnant. In a society filled with full-time mothers, Sara sought emotional fulfillment from work-life balance.

    By Sramana Mitra (Founder, One Million By One Million)

    Over the years, I have spoken with many women entrepreneurs who had various questions around balance and flexibility.

  3. victoria-ransom
    by Angie Chang

    Who Said Women Entrepreneurs Don’t Raise Venture Capital?

    Victoria Ransom has crossed all those supposedly insurmountable obstacles: starting up, bootstrapping to validation, raising venture capital to scale, building a solid revenue stream, and finally, achieving a successful exit.

    By Sramana Mitra (Founder, One Million By One Million)

    A blog post that I wrote on the subject in October 2010 still garners readership and discussions. Meanwhile, our 1M/1M virtual incubator continues to work with women entrepreneurs actively, and I am happy to report that women ARE starting up

  4. Valerie-Holstein
    by Angie Chang

    The Best Work-From-Home Opportunity: Your Own Venture

    CableOrganizer has reached close to the $16 million mark with CEO and co-founder Valerie Holstein at the helm.

    By Sramana Mitra (Founder, One Million By One Million)

    Parisian-born Valerie Holstein had a difficult time finding a place where she felt she belonged from the time she first came to the U.S. to attend college in 1993. Though she settled domestically in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and married her fiancé, she continuously searched for the professional opportunity that would allow her to travel

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    by Angie Chang

    Startup Lesson: Talk To Customers Before Building Anything

    Through her research, Gülin not only isolated the trend toward automation within the industry, but addressed demand by developing a product that would eliminate outages due to human error.

    By Sramana Mitra (Founder, One Million By One Million)

    In our One Million by One Million (1M/1M) global virtual incubator, we always advise entrepreneurs to talk to customers BEFORE building anything. We ask them to do as much research as possible. Some listen, some don’t.

  6. 060212Cookie-600
    by Angie Chang

    Cookie Marenco’s World Of Music

    Cookie’s entrepreneurial journey is challenging, but also gratifying.

    By Sramana Mitra (Founder, One Million By One Million)

    Cookie Marenco knows the music industry inside out. She started her career at the age of fourteen as a piano teacher. In 1982, she bootstrapped her recording studio with a partner and received Grammy nominations and two Gold Records. In 1987, she joined Windham Hill Records as a producer. Here she learned how a record label operates, legal issues of music, relationship development, the intricacies/ problems of music distribution and branding.

  7. by Angie Chang

    Israeli Entrepreneur Racheli Levkovich, Co-Founder Of Zuznow

    Racheli is from Tel-Aviv, Israel, a country with a population of eight million with more than 4,000 active technology startups.

    By Sramana Mitra (Founder, One Million By One Million)

    Israel has become a hot bed of technological innovation, earning the Startup Nation nickname. Coming from a tradition of strong, capable women, Racheli Levkovich exemplifies both the Israeli technology entrepreneur and the powerful woman. Racheli is the co-founder and vice-president of sales at Zuznow and one of several promising female entrepreneurs of the 1M/1M program.

  8. MELANIE KUSMIK
    by Angie Chang

    Startup Teaches Kids How To Write, Invites Teachers And Students To Join

    A fun and social online writing environment, Cubert’s Cube is designed to creatively engage young students in the writing process.

    By Sramana Mitra (Founder, One Million By One Million)

    Most kids use technology for games and music. What about using technology to learn to write, an essential skill to master early in life?

    With Cubert’s Cube, entrepreneur Melanie Kusmik is attempting to do just that – teaching kids how to write

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    by Angie Chang

    Meet Michaeline Daboul, President Of Healthcare IT Startup MMIS

    Working with big biotech brands including AmGen, Genentech, and Biogen, Michaeline focused on educating physicians on the use of new drugs and therapeutic treatments to enhance patient care.

    By Sramana Mitra (Founder, One Million By One Million)

    The world of healthcare is complicated. And as more healthcare organizations adopt cloud technologies, electronic health records and other digital mediums, the healthcare industry and, consequently, healthcare IT become more complicated, too.

  10. Zoe-Peden
    by Angie Chang

    EduTech Startup Insane Logic And Female Founder Zoe Peden

    Insane Logic’s co-founders Zoe and Andrew released flagship product MyChoicePad a year ago, targeting schools and the speech and language therapy markets. Since then, MyChoicePad has taken over Zoe’s life.

    By Sramana Mitra (Founder, One Million By One Million)

    Women entrepreneurs abound in the world, but they don’t seem to get the same amount of recognition as their male counterparts. As a serial entrepreneur with a focus on technology, I’m always excited to learn about and, in this case, work with other technology focused female entrepreneurs like Zoe Peden, co-founder of Insane Logic in our One Million by One Million Premium program. Insane Logic is an education technology (EduTech) startup that provides interactive communication products for the education and health sectors.

    Zoe Peden spent the first nine years working in the education and academic publishing industry in product

  11. Kimbra_Viva
    by Angie Chang

    Kimbra Orr: Bringing Photo Gifting To A High-Growth Market

    As part of her growth strategy, founder Kimbra Orr is eying photo sharing and gifting companies like Shutterfly, Zazzle, Café Press, Costco, Walmart and Walgreens as potential OEM channel partners.

    By Sramana Mitra (Founder, One Million By One Million)

    The idea for the business came to founder Kimbra Orr in 1998 when she saw a locket that she loved. Yet she questioned why lockets are designed to tuck photographs out of sight. Orr felt that great memories should be shown off. With that thought in mind, she began designing sterling silver charms that would make gifts that people could treasure for years and pass down from one generation to the next.

    The jewelry was a hit. Today, Orr sits at the helm of Kimbra Studios, an e-commerce company that offers consumers everything from photo necklaces to bracelets

  12. moonfruit
    by Angie Chang

    A Successful Husband-Wife Team: Moonfruit Co-Founders Wendy Tan White And Joe White (Interview)

    Wendy Tan White: “We seeded the company with our own money. I put in $50,000 to start with.”

    By Sramana Mitra (Founder, One Million By One Million)

    Wendy Tan White is the CEO of Moonfruit, a company she co-founded with Eirik Pettersen and Joe White.

    Moonfruit is an on-demand website development platform that allows anyone to develop a website for any purpose in a matter of minutes.

    Prior to Moonfruit, Wendy worked at Arthur Andersen as an IT consultant and helped establish Egg. Joe worked as a website developer while finishing college and completed projects for clients such as Disney and Egg.