Reflecting on three years at E@D
Three years have truly flown by. I still remember my first day sitting at an E@D meeting early in my Sophomore year. Over the past three years, I have learned many valuable lessons from the student entrepreneurs I have spoken with and the other writing I have done, and I’m happy to share them with you today. The three key lessons I have learned throughout my time writing for E@D are talk to people, ask for help, and just go for it.
Talk to People
Talking about an idea can be a little scary, but getting us much feedback as possible is essential. The chances that someone steals your idea are next to zero, so the more you can socialize what you are working on and see other’s reactions the better your initial product or service will be. Also, you can find potential teammates through this process. You might find someone just as excited as you about building this project, and who could become a perfect co-founder.
Ask for Help
Asking for help takes courage, and it offers great rewards. Especially here on a college campus, we have access to faculty, staff, and fellow students who can offer incredible assistance and insight when founding a company. These individuals love helping aspiring entrepreneurs. There is no need for us to reinvent the wheel when we have access to so much support. Spending time looking for faculty and staff with similar interest or experiences can help your venture be more efficient and successful.
Just Go For It
We are all currently in a time in our lives with limited risk and amazing access. As life goes on, we will only have more responsibility and risk-aversion built into our lives, so now is the best time to give that crazy idea a try. There is nothing holding us back and even a “failure” will result in more learning than we could get from any class. So truly, just go for it.
I hope you find some amount of what you find here, or elsewhere on this website, helpful. There are incredible ideas and suggestions from a variety of entrepreneurs that can help us all be more successful as we move forward in life, so find what is helpful for you and best of luck.