What a whirlwind of a semester! Working with a diverse group and creating an innovative, stellar idea to fix a common problem is NOT as easy as Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates make it look. I mean, we all know their experiences weren’t a piece of cake…it didn’t come without hardship and failure.… Continue reading Is It a Wrap for Startup Sydney?
When I first signed up for this class I really didn’t know what to expect. I was going into my last semester and just needed one more high-level journalism class. This seemed interesting and a fun way to end my college career. As the semester and this class comes to an end I can easily… Continue reading What I Learned About Entrepreneurship
Last week, Spotify announced it had purchased Gimlet Media, a digital media company and podcasting network, for $230 million. Gimlet was founded only four and a half years ago by Alex Blumberg and Matthew Lieber. Despite their recent breakthrough, Gimlet Media’s journey to success was not without bumps in the road. They documented their trials… Continue reading The Unlikely Beginnings of Gimlet Media
If you had the chance, would you quit your well-paying, full-time job to start a company of your own? Would you give up the stability it takes to raise a family and bet on your idea and ability? That is exactly what Alex Blumberg chronicled in the first season of his Startup podcast. Blumberg had… Continue reading A Look Behind The Scenes of Building a Startup
I’m afraid of failure and rejection. So coming up with a creative and smart startup idea for class was giving me major anxiety.nI didn’t feel like I had the next great idea that could change the world. I knew I wasn’t Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, or Sara Blakely, founder of Spanx. So when we… Continue reading You Can Start a Startup, too
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
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
You don’t have to have all the answers…you just need a problem to solve.
As it turns out, building a startup business from the ground up is actually very simple. Step 1: build the entire startup. Step 2: make money. That’s all there is to it. You only need intense dedication, creativity, vision, motivation, discipline, tenacity, failure, and many more words that summarize similar things. Over the course of… Continue reading Innovation: Not Just for Work or Class