Red herring (Red Herring
Award "certificate of merit" (Awards) the company name has been withheld)
editor’s note: "red herring" is a famous American Internet investment, technology magazine, held an annual venture capital company contest.
just last weekend, we received a lot of start-up company’s e-mail, excited to describe the access to 2012 Red Herring Awards (Asia) experience. Yes, won the red herring award in the past (Red Herring Awards) it is a happy thing, but recently I received some very bad news, some companies even said that this is a scam! Then let me share a friend’s personal experience.
my friend’s company in 2009 and 2010 after the U.S. Red Herring nomination, in in 2012 and the Asian Red Herring nominations, the following is his personal experience:
"red herring man" called me and said that we were in the process of a rigorous selection process, was specially invited by the referee committee nominated red herring award. But a former employee of the red herring told me that this company in addition to the individual staff, most sales, the main job is to lobby the startups in their meeting, CEO is the biggest sales."
Red Herring Award you can take a look at the winners, you have gone through the process, do not believe to look at it:
"originally, they email you said you were nominated, they CEO Alex wanted to open a conference call with you, they will make sure that you have not been to before their meeting (so maybe you do not know this is a hoax)."
and Alex will give you a call, said a congratulations accepted cliches, including such a rigorous selection process, but obviously he doesn’t understand your company, it is the same for every company he said, I say this is because he called me three times, and I also know that many entrepreneurs have also experienced sales calls "
as like as two peas!
please look at their usual sales killer trick:
Finally, he said
"winning" only "is required and respected jury meeting together, and this of course means that you have to bear their own travel expenses and conference tickets", before you put any questions, he will start telling the story of some of the nominees (including an Idaho the man and a mysterious man), Kurdistan red herring expected to help him and his family to pay travel expenses."
"the story is almost the same every year, just a different country. He only >