We spoke about our background and mentoring experiences followed by Q&A. Shai Vyakarnam asked whether VCs really took risks (I said, of course they do – but calculated risks!).
Davinder asked if entrepreneurship had anything to do with age and/or gender – in response to which Uday referred to a fascinating study by GEM that suggests Latin Amertican women have the highest prevalance rates of early stage entrepreneurial activity (Colombia, Peru, Jamaica) globally – amazing!
TiE is a great forum for budding entrepreneurs to network and meet some very interesting people – and hopefully get some useful advice. I cannot recommend it enough – especially for someone who is just starting to think about running his/her own business…and its Mentoring Prigramme is probably one of the most valuable service it offers – best of all, it is free.
And while on entrepreneurship, some of you may find this category of posts interesting/ relevant: “FAQs for Entrepreneurs“.