How To Make Your First Billion

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Jake (28), a serial entrepreneur who has yet to succeed with a start-up company and Subash (26), a technical whizz from India, decide to go into business together.

Combining Subash's ideas and technical know how with Jake's entrepreneurial flair, the two decide to go into business together with a vision for an internet business, which they believe will change the world.

Fuelled by the track record of other small home-grown business that have made their mark in Silicon Valley and become billion dollar businesses, they believe they can do the same.

The drama follows the pair as they attempt to get the business off the ground, attracting investment and dealing with the trials and tribulations of trying to build a business.

Recorded on location in Silicon Valley, the story will echo many of the real life stories of entrepreneurs who started out from nothing to create iconic brands.

Real life entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley will also feature in the drama, offering advice to the two characters as they try to launch their business.

Real life entrepreneurs feature in the drama including:

Gideon Yu - Khosla Ventures, previously Chief Financial Officer of Facebook and YouTube

Michael Arrington - founder of Techcrunch, a blog covering Silicon Valley.

In 2008 Time Magazine named him as one of the most influential people in the world.

Jerry Yang - co-founder of Yahoo

David Filo - co-founder of Yahoo

Ron Conway - Angel Investor.

He was an early stage investor in Google, Ask Jeeves and PayPal

Susan Wojcicki - Google's first marketing manager

Biz Stone - co-founder of Twitter

David Weekly - founder of PBWorks

James NcNiven, Bucks Restaurant where the idea for Netscape was conceived.

Cast List:

Jake Armstrong - Thomas Lazur

Subash Chakrabati - Zafar Karachiwala

Meg Gleeson - Katie Rubin

Nathan Ross - Cassidy Brown

Brett Berger - Tim Kniffin

Magnus McGinty - Gabriel Marin

Jefferson Adams - Peter Matthews

Ogie - Ogie Zulueta

Uncle Ned - Kip Baldwin

Shane Mcgowan - Julia Brothers

Tony Lo - Brian Rivera

Stacey James - Lindsey Gates

Vera Cox - Julia Brothers

Beth Colochi - Arwen Anderson

Executive Producer - Jeremy Skeet

Writer - Matthew Solon

Director/Producer - John Dryden

A Goldhawk Essential Production for BBC World Service and BBC Radio 4.

By Matthew Solon

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Jake (28), a serial entrepreneur who has yet to succeed with a start-up company and Subash (26), a technical whizz from India, decide to go into business together.

Combining Subash's ideas and technical know how with Jake's entrepreneurial flair, the two decide to go into business together with a vision for an internet business, which they believe will change the world.

Fuelled by the track record of other small home-grown business that have made their mark in Silicon Valley and become billion dollar businesses, they believe they can do the same.

The drama follows the pair as they attempt to get the business off the ground, attracting investment and dealing with the trials and tribulations of trying to build a business.

Recorded on location in Silicon Valley, the story will echo many of the real life stories of entrepreneurs who started out from nothing to create iconic brands.

Real life entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley will also feature in the drama, offering advice to the two characters as they try to launch their business.

Real life entrepreneurs feature in the drama including:

Gideon Yu - Khosla Ventures, previously Chief Financial Officer of Facebook and YouTube

Michael Arrington - founder of Techcrunch, a blog covering Silicon Valley.

In 2008 Time Magazine named him as one of the most influential people in the world.

Jerry Yang - co-founder of Yahoo

David Filo - co-founder of Yahoo

Ron Conway - Angel Investor.

He was an early stage investor in Google, Ask Jeeves and PayPal

Susan Wojcicki - Google's first marketing manager

Biz Stone - co-founder of Twitter

David Weekly - founder of PBWorks

James NcNiven, Bucks Restaurant where the idea for Netscape was conceived.

Cast List:

Jake Armstrong - Thomas Lazur

Subash Chakrabati - Zafar Karachiwala

Meg Gleeson - Katie Rubin

Nathan Ross - Cassidy Brown

Brett Berger - Tim Kniffin

Magnus McGinty - Gabriel Marin

Jefferson Adams - Peter Matthews

Ogie - Ogie Zulueta

Uncle Ned - Kip Baldwin

Shane Mcgowan - Julia Brothers

Tony Lo - Brian Rivera

Stacey James - Lindsey Gates

Vera Cox - Julia Brothers

Beth Colochi - Arwen Anderson

Executive Producer - Jeremy Skeet

Writer - Matthew Solon

Director/Producer - John Dryden

A Goldhawk Essential Production for BBC World Service and BBC Radio 4.

By Matthew Solon.

An entrepreneur and a technical whizz go into business together.