- The call was pleasant and kinda, "How is the weather" type of talk (read - "Entrepreneurs are this and that", etc) - I participated and humored the caller.
- In the end I was told, "We like to see the entrepreneurs. We want them to come to Hong Kong and present in front of a jury. On that day in September, something will happen at 4pm, then something at 5pm and winners will be announced at 8pm. So please come."
I said NO.
This is the point I made:
- Entrepreneurs don't have time to pitch for awards and mentions. They have time to do business.
- As an award, you have done lots of research on all the companies concerned.
This is the age of the INTERNET!
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