Who are the entrepreneurs that inspire you?
Before you answer the question, let me share a few perspective/process on how the speaker selection is done for UnPluGGd (almost like a TED process).
Apart from me keeping a tab on startups/entrepreneurs, I also ask couple of folks (angel investors, entrepreneurs, VCs etc) for their recommendations.
Almost a month is spent interviewing entrepreneurs – for the last event, I interviewed 30 entrepreneurs and selected 12, out of which 10 made it to the event!
The criteria is very simple
– Bring entrepreneurs who have managed to build a high growth company. Not just technology play, but business part as well.
– Bring only those entrepreneurs who are willing to share. This is the killer part (believe me!) as there are lot of media trained (or conscious) entrepreneurs who will always say the right thing. They tend to dodge the tough questions and that puts me (and eventually you guys) off!
Ofcourse, we aren’t looking for your secrets, but a candid & honest talk helps the entrepreneurial community.
Given the above two criteria, I would now shut up and let you guys do the talking. Do tell us about startups (across technology sector, i.e. Internet/Mobile/Edu/Healthcare/social etc etc) that you find inspiring and would like to hear from the horses’ mouth.
For the sake of better managing this discussion, please use this forum discussion.
Important: UnPluGGD Nomination Deadline is Sep 30th. Nominate your startup, if you haven’t done so already.
Videos: Check out the videos from the last event to get an idea about the content.