Spiegel Sohmer
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Richter
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Futurpreneur
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La Gare
La Gare is a collaborative workspace. A place to work, connect and learn in the heart of the Mile End. It is a rallying point for the community. It is a welcoming and collaborative workspace for entrepreneurs, designers, artists, freelancers, social entrepreneurs, small teams and entrepreneurially-minded employees. It also offers close proximity to a dense network of clients, suppliers, partners and collaborators.

Mikhail Choo on Selling Gridblaze for Seven Figures within a Year of Graduation

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2013-04-23

Earlier this year, Founder Institute Graduate Gridblaze, a global file storage network that directs files to the closest storage point for faster download speeds, was acquired for a seven figure sum. This was a pretty amazing accomplishment for Mikhail Choo, the company's founder, who fully bootstrapped the company and sold it less than a year after graduating from the Singapore Founder Institute program. 

In a recent article on AsiaOne by Chia Yan Min, Mikhail shared his thoughts on the Founder Institute ("Founder Institute is good for those who are just starting out and need direction on their ideas"), as well as some of the perspective he gained from this whirlwind experience;

 

"No matter what obstacles there are, if the founder has the right frame of mind with the right reason for doing what he or she is doing and knows that it will be a tough journey... there are not many challenges that are insurmountable." - Mikhail Choo


Read the full article here

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