When my media entrepreneurship class was told to meet at The Hatch, I had no idea what it was. Maybe it was because I transferred into the school for my junior year? Maybe it was because I wasn’t in a major that needed to know what it was? After the visit however, its something I… Continue reading The Hatch: Something I Never Knew I Needed Until Now
As I made my way to The Hatch last week, I feared I was going to look stupid. My media entrepreneurship class was meeting there and we all had to pitch startup ideas in front of the entire class. But I didn’t feel stupid at all. Instead, I gained a lot of knowledge and respect… Continue reading It’s time to hatch our idea into a startup
To be honest with you, I wasn’t sure what to expect when we took a class trip to the Hatch. Through VIM Magazine, and other media platforms at MSU, I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing students that actively work with the Hatch on startup ideas. Last year, I sat down with a young fashion designer… Continue reading Taking Control of Our Industry, One Idea at a Time.
The Hatch: A Space for Creative Thinking
This past week, my MSU media entrepreneurship class took a quick trip to The Hatch on Grand River. The Hatch is a program that helps student entrepreneurs grow ideas. I have had some friends use the Hatch’s resources to help get their company’s website up-to-date and figure out funding, but I personally never thought I would… Continue reading Hatching new ideas
When I started college, I had no thoughts about entrepreneurship or starting my own business. I had one goal: find a job. I spent my entire college career joining clubs and doing internships in hopes of starting a career after graduation. Last week, I saw an entirely different path that college students can take. My… Continue reading Entrepreneurship: The Path I Never Thought About
When people think about how to become the next Bill Gates or Steve Jobs, they expect to suddenly be hit with an idea that’s too good to be true. However, this is not how most ideas that will be successful come about. They require attention and effort, and being ready to strike when that big… Continue reading My ‘ah ha!’ moment? Most great start-ups come from a simple idea
How often has it happened that while you are walking around the house doing some chores, an idea comes to you. I’m not talking about some fully formed thoughts, just something different that you know could help you along. For me it happens every time I have to use a dustpan. The last thin line… Continue reading A startup problem, are our ideas what consumers want?
Anticipation and gumption seem to be the base recipe for a successful entrepreneur. The rest of it is anyone’s guess. While listening to Masters of Scale, a podcast hosted by Reid Hoffman who co-founded Linkedin, I learned this. Hoffman consistently emphasized, in so many words, that this is why Sara Blakley was so successful at starting… Continue reading The Spark: How great ideas happen and why they matter
I have never dreamt of being the next Steve Jobs… or Bill Gates… or Mark Zuckerberg. My childhood goals never centered around starting my own company, and I never planned on pursuing that career path. I never thought that I would build a company as powerful as each of theirs. I have come to realize,… Continue reading Putting ‘Start’ in Startup