Voodoo story* Explain how voodoo developed its brand, why this worked.
Beautiful products lead to great reviews
Which lead to manufacturing partners emerging from everywhere…
We invented liquid cooling for mass consumption and mass manufacturing…
We created a beautiful company, with an incredible team and culture, a vibrant community, and a soulful brand…
First dellAnd then we got acquired…Ask the question: WHAT IS YOUR MOTIVATION?
Voodoo: my motivations were purely selfish, I was 17But they evolved to something greater than myself in later years.
Reason for Starting Brightsquid … Reasonfor Starting Bulls.
Why did I join Microsoft?!? Being an entrepreneur inside a big company is no easy task.As entrepreneurs, we look for opportunities. Microsoft has one of the largest customer footprints in the world, amazing brain power and technical assets.
Microsoft Ventures with a special focus on entrepreneurs solving national problems…scalable around the worldHelping to go from idea to product to customersMassive footprint, accelerators, funding, and routes to marketMicrosoft Venture is a platform for building businesses!!!!
Building MV with a focus on solving national problems (2mins)We started in India, China, Israel …expanded to US, Brazil, Germany, UK, FranceMassive opportunity for entrepreneurs who want to take on national challenges in Education, Transportation/Travel, Fin-Tech, e-Governance etc.India offers massive opportunity
WE BUILD MV TO HELP BUILD GREAT COMPANIES FOR THE FUTUREThink about this: startups who made it big can have real change on government policy, modernization etc. (e.g. Twitter’s influence on Arab spring, Uber & 99Taxi changing public transport, driverless cars pushing new regulations etc)
India Opportunity (5 minutes) Indians are the most competitive students in the world .. You live in the most competitive learning environment in the world!The problem: most indiantech entrepreneurs, still want a quick exit….and in some part, angels are to blame.Brazil: great example Wearables for Cows that can detect early disease, rest, rumination etc…..there is strong domestic and international demand for these solutions. But it takes a bold entrepreneur.So India, what problem do you want to solve?
REMEMBER YOU ARE IN DEMAND!!!!
Is the Indian Startup ecosystem ready for rapid acceleration?
15 minutes to
Partner & General Manager
what is your motivation?
how is Microsoft relevant to today’s entrepreneurs?
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Start-up Market Momentum
There were 1 $Billion dollar companies created every month for the last 84 months
As India’s entrepreneurs, what
big problem do you want to