Alpesh's experience as an entrepreneur
and vast knowledge of British and Indian business communities will make him invaluable to the programme and to the entrepreneurs he will assist.
Vortis is a prime example of the type of entrepreneur that the GEP is designed to help succeed - an entrepreneur
with strong IP and the opportunity to access advanced markets all over the world, playing to British technology strengths" said Mark Donougher, head of the GEP.
Randy Komisar, the Silicon Valley entrepreneur and author of The Monk and the Riddle: The Education of a Silicon Valley Entrepreneur, beautifully captured how much fun being an entrepreneur
can be when he said, "Business isn't primarily a financial institution.
starts an enterprise, assumes the risk, defines the business, and reaps the rewards (profits).
In the United States an entrepreneur
often is viewed as one who starts his or her own new business.
Venture capitalists structure the deal with an entrepreneur
to provide as much protection for the investors as possible should the company not prosper and to allow additional investment should the company flourish.