I was bullied. It took me years before I could admit that, let alone write about it in an article or book. It was one of the darkest stretches of my life, but also served as one of my largest catalysts for growth.
Most parents want their children to have a life with security — a steady 9-to-5 job that is guaranteed to pay the bills. I never wanted any of those things.
Despite the over 126 billion pounds of food produced in the United States, over 40 million Americans do not know where their next meal is coming from. One student's selfless act before winter break transformed into food security for thousands in his community.
I tried to login to the website I'd built one morning, but the login failed. I called my cofounder to see what happened. "The system we built is gone," he said.
There are all sorts of entrepreneurs. There are people seeking out investors for grandiose ideas meant to change the world. There are entrepreneurs that quit their jobs and struggle to get by for months, maybe years. Then there are entrepreneurs like me, who work a day job, and our entrepreneurial efforts become our night job.
As 21-year old students with our whole careers in front of us, we could fail more often and more spectacularly — and learn more in the process — than anyone else in the market. How's that for a competitive advantage?
Baby Boomers, millennials and Generation X voters all turned out in record numbers for the November 2018 midterm elections, with millennials aged 22 to 37 doubling their turnout from 2014.
It's true—if you're the smartest person in the room, you're in the wrong room.
If the gatekeepers to opportunity present opportunity with a language that women, people of color, queer folks, and other minorities have been systemically taught to dissociate themselves from, they will struggle to see themselves taking advantage of said opportunity. They will not answer the door when opportunity comes knocking because they will assume the knock was meant for someone else.
After moving to the United States for college, I struggled to find the right person to ask for help.
If you don't know where to go or when to show up, then how do you get the help you need? FoodFinder, a nonprofit mobile app, aims to deliver information to families in need to let them know exactly when and where they can receive free food assistance nearby.
Prior to college, my only exposure to entrepreneurship was hearing mythical stories of students coding an app in their dorm and then, in a matter of weeks, raking in millions of dollars, rubbing shoulders with celebrities, and lounging in a sports car parked outside of their mansion in Silicon Valley.
A year in Ecuador changed the course of one undergrad's path.
How a UNC junior went from high school to managing two companies on the back of a viral app store game.
Whenever I think I'm not good enough or not "business-y" enough, I remind myself that nobody was born an entrepreneur. So why not me?