Yesterday I had the opportunity to be a panelist for the Georgetown Baker Scholars event on entrepreneurship in Atlanta. Baker Scholars is a prestigious program for undergraduates interested in business. The event was attended by 25 junior and senior undergraduates that traveled down from Washington D.C. for two days of programs in the Capital of the South.
Four entrepreneurs including myself shared their career paths and stories of entrepreneurship. Here are a few notes from the event:
- Of the four entrepreneurs, two started companies during college and have never worked for anyone
- One entrepreneur knew they wanted to start a company but waited until they had eight years of real world experience
- One entrepreneur started making a product just to learn how to do it, enjoyed it, and built a great business from it
- Three of the entrepreneurs didn’t have co-founders
- Three of the entrepreneurs had immediate success within a year of starting while one required four years
- The common theme among the entrepreneurs was a desire to be their own boss
The event was a great way to expose some bright students in their early twenties to the entrepreneurship path and I was happy to be a part of it.