Special thanks to John Harthorne, CEO and Founder of MassChallenge, for coming out to speak with us! John began by telling his about his journey as a consultant to an entrepreneur. In order for a student to become a successful entrepreneur, he or she must be crazy enough to do something impossible for it to become possible. Students are good at that, he pointed out, but he added that it was more important to work on something they are really passionate about and to stay true to their values, “which is the best thing we have ever done”.
Special thanks to Jules Pieri, CEO and Co-founder of The Daily Grommet, for coming out to speak with us tonight! After working at major retail corporations, Jules mentioned that some products would never see the light of day because “companies weren’t willing to take a risk on a product that might not work out”. That is where the idea for The Daily Grommet was born, a platform where risky ideas could gain exposure and where undiscovered products were given a chance.
In following the story telling theme of The Daily Grommet, members were tasked to come up with the stories behind the objects placed at their tables.
Just five more days to apply for the Spring Husky Startup Challenge!
We are looking for passionate Northeastern Students and Alumni who are excited about entrepreneurship and want to learn the business creation process: how to take an idea and turn it into a real, profitable company. We won’t be writing business plans or laboring over financial statements in the HSC. Instead, we will be exploring Lean Startup: a movement in the startup community that seeks to reduce the amount of time and money it takes entrepreneurs to start a company.
To apply, or for more information, click here!
Questions? Click here to email program directors David and Matt
Special thanks to Niraj Shah, CEO and Co-founder of Wayfair, for coming out to speak to us tonight! Niraj spoke about his experiences as a serial entrepreneur, and the importance of viewing entrepreneurship as not risky, but as an invaluable experience. After starting a very successful company right out of college, he was not so lucky in his second startup, only to move on from that experience to start Wayfair, now the largest e-commerce home furnishing retailer. Niraj left us by saying the culture let’s the company achieve whatever it’s going to achieve, and with this short video.
Members were asked this week to design the dorm room of their dreams, that’s right, with no limitations!
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