Bootstrapping Your Dreams Show
#217 What makes an investor pitch successful? A Shark from Shark Tank Answers| Manuj Aggarwal | Bootstrapping Your Dreams Show
Want to learn how to manage and grow your startup in this socially distant economy? Join us with Marcus Dantus, renowned entrepreneur, mentor and one of the sharks in Shark Tank.
You may know him from Shark Tank but Marcus has also been responsible for managing many start-ups in Mexico and the United States for more than two decades. He is also an angel investor, keynote speaker, and a professor at the most prestigious business schools and universities in the country.
He is currently the co-founder and managing director of Startup Mexico, the first entrepreneurship super campus in Mexico. He has been the founder and CEO of various other companies, including Mexico.com, Simitel, Peerant y Abdeo Medical, and others.
Also, He is an operating partner of the DUX Capital fund, Managing Director Mexico at Global Entrepreneurship Network.
In this episode, we will talk about his journey and how he started Startup Mexico. What are the entrepreneurial challenges he faced, his vision behind the company etc. Also, he will answer some burning questions regarding the impact of covid-19 on business and business leaders and how we should be prepared for it.
Here Marcus talks about:
- (2:22) Marcus talks about his early journey and the challenges he faced
- (8:47) Finding the balance between being flexible and following your passion
- (10:30) Marcus’ experience with incubation and helping people
- (13:30) The key difference between successful and unsuccessful entrepreneurs
- (15:50) Marcus’ views on bootstrapping vs. procuring investment
- (17:46) Effect of having cultural diversity
- (19:43) How to keep calm amidst uncertainty and chaos
- (21:30) The pros of the pandemic
- (24:05) How and why Marcus became a shark
- (25:52) Behind the Scenes of the production of Shark tank Mexico
- (28:29) What does Marcus look for in a pitch
- (29:10) Marcus’ favourite ideas pitched so far to him
- (30:30) Products specifically for the post-pandemic era
- (32:17) Marcus reveals how to prevent idea theft
Find Marcus on:
Shark tank Mexico
Global Entrepreneurship Network
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Read Manuj’s story here: https://him.innerget.com
And his entrepreneurial journey here: https://www.InnerGet.com