I recently had the privilege of being a panelist for the Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour at George Mason University. It was hosted by a great new non-profit, IMADdu (I make a difference, do you?) that matches internships with students interested in entrepreneurship and small business. It was refreshing to see the number of high school and college students interested in starting up businesses – the room was full! It reminded me of when Brandon and I started up ROCS and how clueless we were on where to even begin. All we had was an idea and the excitement to see what we could build. I wish there had been events like these available to us.
I can’t think of a better time to try starting up a company than when you’re still in school. You have the fewest financial responsibilities and most free time you will ever have. You also have lots of access, and everyone loves helping out a young entrepreneur.