20 May 2009

Erdin Beshimov ~ Kyrgyz Entrepreneur at MIT!

I had the good fortune of interviewing Kyrgyz expat Erdin Beshimov on my MaximizingProgress.tv show. Erdin's newly admitted to the MIT Sloan MBA class of 2011 and is already connected to the MIT TechLink and E-Club networks and plans to be part of the Entrepreneurship & Innovation program run by MIT Entrepreneurship Center Chairman, Professor Ed Roberts. Erdin and I discussed both the challenges and opportunities facing Kyrgyzstan -- both the historical drastic changes following the collapse of the Soviet Union and Western economist inspired "Shock Therapy", plus the more recent boom and bust investments in tourism, resource exploitation, and more. Furthermore, we covered a wide range of entrepreneurial opportunities and interests, including the need to dramatically improve the area of salesforce software. I think viewers were witnessing the birth of a startup!

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