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Episode 2

10 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 09 March 2010

Jake, a serial entrepreneur who has yet to succeed with a start-up company and Subash a technical whiz from India - who Jake studied with at college - decide to combine Subash’s ideas and technical know-how with Jake's entrepreneurial flair, and go into business together.

They have a vision for an internet venture which they believe will change the world.

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

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