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1M/1M Ambassadors: Update, Plans

Posted on Thursday, Nov 3rd 2011

Dear 1M/1M Ambassadors,

Many of you have been working diligently on our mission of helping a million entrepreneurs reach a million dollars in annual revenue and beyond, thereby creating a trillion dollars in global GDP and 10 million jobs, by 2020.

We have, together, made immense progress. Thousands of people have attended our FREE weekly roundtables. Hundreds of incubators are following our work, and many are collaborating with us. Through our FREE and premium programs, we have been helping numerous entrepreneurs at different points of their evolution, be it at the concept stage, be it at $2M+ in revenue.

Today, I want to discuss with you our plan going forward, so that you can continue contributing to the effort.

When we started the Ambassador program, we asked that you allocate five hours a week. Some of you have contributed way more than that. Others have found it difficult to find that much time from within your busy schedules. Our observation is that most ambassadors are looking for a somewhat simpler, time-efficient mechanism to add value to 1M/1M, so I want to articulate a few supremely simple methods of doing so:

  1. First, you can just spend 10 minutes a week thinking through people in your network who may be good candidates for 1M/1M as entrepreneurs or aspiring entrepreneurs. If you can come up with just one or two names, that’s plenty fine. Please reach out to them, and introduce them to
  2. Invite them or sign them up for our email newsletter full of useful information on entrepreneurship through the 1M/1M Self-Assessment page.
  3. Invite them or register them to a FREE strategy roundtable where they can bounce their ideas / strategies against the 1M/1M methodology.
  4. Finally, if you have incubators, accelerators, economic development agencies and other entrepreneurship development organizations that you think we ought to partner with, please introduce them to our Incubators and Affiliates pages, and we would be delighted to follow up. Again, feel free to sign them up to the newsletter through the Incubators page, and we will follow up.

At the very basic level, just these four simple steps would be extremely helpful in getting the word out. And, since it is so very simple now to be an ambassador, others may also want to join our ambassador program. You can do so by signing up on our LinkedIn group: 1M/1M Ambassadors.

God knows, we need help. We need every ounce of help any one of you may be able to offer us in getting the word around. We need help in identifying entrepreneurs who have the metal – the work ethic, the resilience, the passion, the drive, and the resourcefulness – to be a successful entrepreneur. I don’t need to tell you that entrepreneurship is not for sissies. For our mission to be successful, we need a million entrepreneurs who have it in them to become successful, using the resources we have brought together for them.

If you can help us identify 10 such entrepreneurs, it would help.

Many of you have reached out to us at various points asking how you can help 1M/1M. I hope this post succinctly summarizes some ways in which you can contribute.

Any questions? Please ask here.

Yours, Sramana

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Did you see the program on CNN: Black in America last night? It highlighted minority tech entrepreneurs. Has anyone reached out to this program? Here is the link: NewME Accelerator Here is the link to the Summer 2011 class — I think this program could really use 1M/1M methodology and program. Thoughts?

Kenneth Darryl Brown Monday, November 14, 2011 at 6:44 AM PT

no i don;t think they need 1m1m they are a incubator…

matt Monday, November 14, 2011 at 7:29 AM PT

On the contrary, Matt, we work with numerous incubators in a supplemental mode. They could very much use 1M/1M.

Sramana Mitra Monday, November 14, 2011 at 7:55 AM PT

ahhh i see

matt Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at 9:40 AM PT

Dear Sramana

I believe that when showing others some facts of how it helps especially through testimonials, it won't raise further deliberations. The point here is to be focused on high effectiveness and results. Only then you can show contribution and added value.

Ron Cowley

Ron Cowley Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 6:52 AM PT

Completely agreed. We have a very focused strategy, and we work with very specific goals. You can find testimonials on our site and YouTube channel.

Sramana Mitra Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 2:50 PM PT

Dear Smarna,

Congratulations on successfully conducting the 100th roundtable conference. Certainly your mission is worth emulating.

Being from India, I have an obvious query. Its been quite sometime that I have been following your program, but apart from your visit to India, a few months back, I have not seen coverage of Indian entrepreneurs on a regular scale.

Would request you to kindly provide case studies or links covering this part of the world. Would also request regular coverage of this part of the world as the emerging economy has bolstered entrepreneurship in a big way.

Kindly excuse me if I’m wrong in my observations.

Looking ahead to hearing from you soon and all the best for your mission.


Ankit Anand Monday, November 14, 2011 at 9:33 AM PT

Hi Ankit,

We cover entrepreneurs anywhere in the world who have crossed $1M in revenue (on the Deal Radar series) and those that have crossed $5M in revenue (on the Entrepreneur Journeys series).
You are more than welcome to send us suggestions of companies that fit those criteria, and we will be happy to cover.

Thanks, Sramana

Sramana Mitra Monday, November 14, 2011 at 12:33 PM PT

It was good to connect at TiECON Kerala. We work with social entrepreneurs in scaling up and the 1m1m program could be a real boost for them, in training and developing themselves to run sustainable businesses.

More about us at

Rohit Koshy Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 12:13 PM PT