Dell does two things very well – sells technology solutions and helps entrepreneurs.
At Dell World, in Austin, Texas (Dec 11 – 13), Michael Dell and other successful entrepreneurs will continue Dell’s journey to support entrepreneurs.
These initiatives include a startup pitch event (I’ll be covering the event live), an expansion of Dell’s Center for Entrepreneurs.
Follow my live coverage of Dell World through Twitter (@ramonray – #dellworld) and of course on Smallbiztechnology.com
Here’s an overview of Dell’s three initiatives
Opportunity for Startups to Pitch Michael Dell: Next week, Dell will be announcing the start of a week-long online contest for one lucky company to join six other startups for a Pitch Slam taking place at Dell World 2013. Dell’s founder and two other celebrity judges will make up the judging panel.
Dell Center for Entrepreneurs Program Goes Global: Just eighteen months ago, Dell launched a portfolio of initiatives all aimed to help empower, support and fuel the growth of innovation, via the entrepreneurs and small business owners in the US. As a result of the amount of success and impact these programs have made – both in the entrepreneurial community as well as internally, throughout the organization at Dell – the company will be launching the Dell Center for Entrepreneurs abroad, starting with the UK next week.
Launch of Center for Entrepreneurs Global Advisory Board: As part of global expansion, Dell will be appointing a Center for Entrepreneurs Advisory Board to serve as a collective voice for entrepreneurs worldwide, with members lending their strategic insight and opening up their global networks to Dell. We’ll be announcing the Board next week, which includes Forbes’ 2013 World’s Young Entrepreneur of Year.