“If you can dream – and not make dreams your master,
If you can meet with triumph and disaster
And treat those two imposters just the same
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch -and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss
Yours is the earth and everything that’s in it”
- Rudyard Kipling
It has been four years since I wrote the mission and goals for starting 4entrepreneur initiative. These past few years have been great! I have learned a great deal of knowledge from fellow entrepreneurs and seasoned mentors. This journey has also made me stronger. Today, I have never been more committed and motivated to continue my passion to foster entrepreneurship. Currently, we are focused on helping entrepreneurs in greater Los Angeles area. I believe that fostering entrepreneurship in inner cities as well as upwardly mobile communities is the only way to sustain economic growth, and to improve quality of life. This is a great time to be an entrepreneur, thinking creatively, conceptually and leveraging on various new mediums. Barrier to entry has never been lower.
For the past 12 years, I have traveled around the world and traveled extensively within the United States. I met numerous entrepreneurs along the way. Whether it was an entrepreneurial venture in Bombay or a group of entrepreneurs bootstrapping an incubator on the busy Canal street in Big Apple ( via Kickstarter ), entrepreneurs everywhere are all cut from the same cloth.
We have been actively involved in promoting entrepreneurship via our television programs as well as by working with California lawmakers at the city and the state level. 4entrepreneur.net has actively collaborated with the LA commissioner on promoting juvenile entrepreneurship initiatives. We are also exploring ways to launch entrepreneurially driven programming – in conjunction with major networks, HBO, Showtime.
I would like to take this time also to announce our newly launched Venture Loft Network, Inc. (VLN). VLN is dedicated to investing in entrepreneurial, creative and socially uplifting ventures. For more information, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Los Angeles, California
29 October, 2011
For the last 8 years, I have been working with entrepreneurs and executives in multiple verticals, including entertainment, sports and technology. A partial list of people I have directly worked with includes the nine time Olympic Gold Medalist Carl Lewis, founding CEO of Epson America & Cannon America and the eight time Emmy award winning TV show producer and anchor Mario Machado. In 2002-03, with Mario, I co-produced a network TV pilot. My expertise lies in business strategy, emphasizing on developing sustainable competitive advantage for businesses.
Along the way, I have also been a strong advocate for entrepreneurs, and have helped numerous small businesses. Having successfully finished my education from prestigious High school, colleges and Universities, I decided to take the path less traveled early on and pursued entrepreneurship instead of corporate jobs. I believe this is a great time to be an entrepreneur, to be thinking conceptually and to leverage on various emerging mediums and be one of the first to make impact in the making of conceptual economy.
13 September, 2007Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite