ThousandSeeds help companies accelerate their ideas and products using Lean Startup principles and systematic methodologies. We work with; Entrepreneurs starting new ventures, Enterprises/SMEs, Entrepreneurial Programmes and Universities on Lean Startup, Business Model Innovation and Effective Fund Raising Strategies.
“The workshop is created in such a way that it combines the theory and practical part at the same time which makes it easy to understand. The mentors are passionate and would really like to see us progress. They were willing to give us extra time and attention whenever needed and I am not the same person as yesterday.”
Anne Kikengu, Prian, Tanzania. International Cartier Awards - Africa winner 2010
"Raomal's ability to link his story and success to the current position of the students was wonderful, as it allowed the students to understand and believe that whatever their circumstances they too can make it happen for themselves"
Dr Thomas Cooney, Lecturer in Entrepreneurship, Dublin Institute of Technology.
“Many, many, many thanks Mary – the jury gave me the feedback that my presentation made me the clear winner. That would not have been possible without the very clear and specific feedback that you gave me. It helped me to rework my presentation to exactly what it should be! I cannot thank you enough for that.”
Gouthami, Travel Another India. International Cartier Awards 2010 – Asian winner.
Raomal came to our college to speak to us about entrepreneurship. This is one of the best speeches we have had in a long time. He was just very open and honest. I left the room after his speech more motivated and believed that everyone has the opportunity to be very successful and to never give up.
John Higgins, Student, Dublin Institute of Technology
When we have worked with Raomal Perera at UCD Smurfit School Executive Education the reaction from programme participants has been extremely positive. His success as an entrepreneur and experience as a professor enable to engage all with his real world experience while at the same time enabling everyone to take home real lessons which they can apply to their own firms or ventures immediately. We would not hesitate to work with him again.
Prof. Damien McLoughlin, Director of Executive Education, UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School
"I have always been wary of 'coaching type workshops' which I personally find very male orientated, but the Cartier 2010 Entrepreneurial workshop was amazing. Mary Cronin's feedback on my Cartier Business Plan Presentation was crucial. I am sure, if it wasn't for her honest appraisal, the jury members would not have come to me and commented on my 'excellent presentation skills' and lay out. Personally, Thousand Seeds have clarified my role as a social entrepreneur, and delivered much needed information as a female entrepreneur. I would highly recommend other entrepreneurs to check out ThousandSeeds."
Dr Mah Hussain-Gambles, MBE, Founder/Chief Executive, Saaf Pure Skincare, Finalists of the Cartier Women Initiative Awards 2010
"As an entrepreneur and social entrepreneur, I understand that the right type of guidance is critical to help my start-up company push the bar to next level. In October 2010 I was nominated as one of the 15 most promising International enterprises by the Cartier Women's Initiatives Awards and was invited to Paris for the finals. As part of this ThousandSeeds ran the Entrepreneurial workshop for the finalists. I had no idea what to expect from this workshop? But to my delight, ThousandSeeds surpassed any exceeded my expectations. Mary, Raomal & Laure were always very straight to the point coupled with getting us working on how to build our businesses. The workshop was inspirational, motivational and efficient. In only a few hours I felt I had received years of business experience - summed up. Working with Thousand Seeds is no doubt one of the most remarkable moments in my professional life."
Thereza Bukow, Bolsa Cheia, Brazil. Cartier Women's Initiaves Awards. Paris 2010.
Raomal presented to our team of consultants and salespeople at our European Conference in Dublin last year. The audience were spellbound as Raomal used his own life experience to illustrate key learnings from his career as what I refer to as a serial entrepeneur and as a leader in industry and academia. His straightforward and compelling style really captivated the audience on the day and our team, who are a hard bunch to please, gave him the highest rating of the conference on the feedback forms. I found Raomal a pleasure to work with and was delighted by the way he quickly understood our business and the specific agenda of our team which of course made it more meaningful for the team. I recommend Raomal highly as a motivational speaker, he uses facts, experience, humour and fun to inspire and motivate drawing on his vast wealth of experience which is so effective because of Raomal's huge credibility.
Kieran Carrick, VP Salesforce.com EMEA
Raomal Perera’s presentation as part of Richard Cantillon School 2010 spoke of his passion, commitment and experience of entrepreneurship – his achievements are outstanding and it is the voice of experience that we listened to and this voice inspires motivation. I would recommend Raomal to anyone who is intent on setting up a business or any organisation who wants to improve their services around entrepreneurship.
Deirdre Johnston, Fruition.
"This workshop surpassed my expectations and prepared me to see the competition as an opportunity, not an ordeal."
Una Ryan, Waltham Technologies, Cartier United States Winner 2009
"I came to the Paris for the Cartier Women's Initiative not really knowing what to expect, but I can honestly say the trip has been worth it. I have been encouraged and inspired and most importantly equipped with useful entrepreneurial skills which I know will help me to take my business to the next level. The workshop was excellent. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience."
Adeola Jife Williams, Nigeria - Cartier African winner 2009
"The whole workshop was amazing. It gave us a chance to share and learn more about each other. An opportunity to connect, learn and stop and think."
Rosario Monteverde, Pro International Uruguay - Cartier Latin American Winner 2009
"The workshop was very useful and it was inspiring to get to know the other finalists and their projects."
Kristin Petuyrsdottir, Audur Capital, Iceland - Cartier European winner 2009
"This event has given me the opportunity to really focus on the relevant things I need to consider for my business. I am very grateful for the experience and I have really enjoyed the process."
Elizabeth Campillo, Work Up Bienstar Empresarial, Cartier Mexico finalist 2009
"I appreciated the workshop as it helped to express the vision of my business and meet the other participants."
Jeanne Habashi, Le Caire, Cartier Egypt finalist 2009