Gizem Sakalli’s Thoughts on Entrepreneurship Summit NYC 2013
I was fortunate to meet some amazing people at this year’s Entrepreneurship Summit. Gizem especially stood out to me for her interest in entrepreneurship, organizing “3 Day Startup” upcoming this November and providing thoughtful insight throughout my conversation with her. Here’s what she had to say when reflecting back on this year’s Summit:
Entrepreneurship Summit in NYC gave me the opportunity to learn from entrepreneurs’ experiences and meet very inspiring Cornellians. As any entrepreneur would agree, there is no correct way of doing entrepreneurship, so every single piece of advice from an entrepreneur helps me find my way.
I am grateful to be a part of the supportive entrepreneurship community at Cornell. “Any Person, Any Study” and entrepreneurial thinking are very similar. Since this understanding is embedded in Cornell’s culture, I love meeting Cornell students and alumni who are eager to share their thoughts and feedback.
This Summit provided me the opportunity to be among an audience that is purely interested in hearing what the speakers learned from their experiences and how they can help. The breaks between the speaker sessions let me network with alumni and ask for feedback about RedPencere, my career and supporting entrepreneurs on campus.
Gizem Sakalli is a senior majoring in Economics and minoring in International Relations and Business. Her passion for entrepreneurship started at the age of 10 when she made bead bracelets and sold them. Since participating in 3-Day-Startup (3DS)’12, she has been working on RedPencere, a web platform that provides college application mentorship for international high school students. Other than RedPencere, she works on organizing 3DS’13, marketing Roomidex, Inc., and managing projects for Campus Scout, LLC.