From the event announcement:
On October 4 and 11, 10 companies (20 in total) 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 6 entrepreneurs (12 altogether) who will be awarded a full tuition by TradeKing to Sramana’s 1M/1M program – valued at $1,000 each!
Learn more about TradeKing and its Open API here: https://developers.tradeking.com/
Criteria for Selection:
We are looking for companies with the following types of financial businesses:
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
-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
Deadline to Apply to Present:
Please send in your completed application form by September 10, 2012 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Entrepreneurs selected to present will be notified by September 14.
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
Register to attend October 4: http://strategyroundtable-oct4.eventbrite.com/
Register to attend October 11: http://strategyroundtable-oct11.eventbrite.com/