I was asked by the renowned entrepreneur Ken Morse of the MIT Entrepreneurship Center to be a judge at an entrepreneurship course he ran this week. The concept was that during the cocktail function at the end of the first day the participants had to find judges and give them their elevator pitches (55 seconds), we then scored them on whether we would give them a meeting as well as various other criteria. It is a surprisingly hard thing to do - I know having had to do it myself while I was on the Entrepreneurship Development Program at MIT Sloan last year. Run away winner was Martyn Levy from RoamAD pitching his wireless networking platform. Overall there was an amazing array of talent at the event, and some fantastic businesses in the making and already winning customers.
- 10 January 2008