BMC News and Media is pleased to offer an exclusive interview with CEO and Founder of BMC Ventures, B.J. Coker, about the 2018 Entrepreneurium International (EI) World Entrepreneurship Forum, which will be held from May 10-12, 2019.
Coker, who is also the CEO and founder of B.E.B.C.
T, says he is thrilled that the world of entrepreneurship will once again be part of the EI world event in 2019.
“The EI is a unique event and one that is so much more than just a showcase of great startups.
It’s an opportunity to bring together entrepreneurs, business owners, and investors from around the world.
The 2019 EI World Entrepreneurtium is the culmination of years of hard work and engagement by more than 2,000 attendees across 160 countries.
This year’s theme is “The Rise of the Entrepreneur”, a theme that resonates with me personally and has always been one of the core pillars of the business I am passionate about.
As the founder of my business, I have long admired the growth and success of the entrepreneurial spirit in the world, and it’s a theme I see in all of my businesses, from start-ups to start-up accelerators to venture capital firms.
I think this is one of those times that the whole world can use a platform like EI to connect with people, connect with their communities, and connect with the entrepreneurs who will shape the future of humanity.
You’re also the first CEO of a company that has gone from a small startup to one of Silicon Valley’s biggest companies, including a deal with Alibaba that’s worth $400 million and a deal that has seen you take on the challenge of growing and selling more than 40 million B2B e-commerce products.
How did you and your team decide to invest in B2Bs?
I am an entrepreneur and have been for nearly 30 years.
In the early days, I was a startup owner who built a small business out of a garage.
I made a ton of money by selling and selling and I didn’t even have a sales team.
I sold all my inventory in about four months, so I knew that I needed a way to expand and grow.
I went to work for a large software company that had grown to become one of Fortune 500 companies and eventually went public.
At the time, I worked in Sales and was a full-time employee there.
That’s when I started thinking about what I could do to help my customers.
It wasn’t a business I really cared about.
I knew I was not going to make it, but I did a lot of research and got an idea for a start–up called MyBoom.
We had some employees from a software company I was working with and we talked about what we wanted to do.
I ended up taking a job as a sales representative for a new start-user business that was based in California.
My wife and I ended the job there.
I loved the job and it was a very positive experience.
My first day was a little different.
I had to learn how to make my own coffee in the mornings, and I also had to teach myself how to use Adobe Photoshop and the Adobe Suite.
I was really shocked.
We were really trying to teach ourselves how to be a sales rep.
I felt like I was trying to do it all wrong.
I would say I am still learning, but at the time I felt really bad because I wasn’t doing it for a living.
We launched MyBundle and we were so proud of it.
I remember one day we were trying to build the first version of a product and the guy who was working on it said, “You can’t do that.”
We were like, “We know what we’re doing.”
He was like, you are not going anywhere, you will be doing it.
He was right.
He started to build a sales group for me and my team.
We made a bunch of mistakes along the way.
We ended up doing a lot more sales, but we were also learning a lot.
We went through several different sales groups and we ended up working together with other Sales reps.
At that point, we started to get a little more involved in the community.
I started a newsletter, called the B2S Weekly, and we started working with community leaders in different parts of the country to make sure that we were connecting with our customers and helping them succeed.
We started a company called B2Tech.
We wanted to make B2s as cool as possible.
We are in the midst of launching a new platform called Bionic.
We also started a B2G.
We just started selling products that are not just products, they are other products, but they are completely different.
So the Bionic platform is completely different from the Bionics platform, but Bionics