Just a bit ago we unveiled the schedule for the IBM Global Entrepreneur program events in 2011 – and you can find all the details here. It’s going to be an exciting year ahead – with the program launching in more countries this year, and Smartcamps coming to nine cities! Our competitions will span the globe – encompassing five continents – with the kickoff in India and the final event in Rio. Be sure to check out the schedule and apply to the program!
As we work with hundreds of start up partners around the globe – it’s fascinating to look at what makes them successful as companies, and as entrepreneurs. This week I read an interesting perspective titled “Should You Be An Entrepreneur” that looked closely at the types of entrepreneurs and what makes them successful. It’s a fascinating quick read that you should check out. The five keys to being successful – ability to change, ability to delegate, understanding the market they serve, managing cashflow, and imagination.