There's a new path for the nation's top graduates. Venture for America is matching graduates in cities like Detroit for a crash course in entrepreneurship. Venture for America CEO Andrew Yang joins the News Hub with Sara Murray. (Photo: Venture for America)
In Chapter 8 of 12 in his 2012 Capture Your Flag interview, entrepreneur Anatole Faykin notes that for business school programs to more effectively teach entrepreneurship, it is paramount students are forced to actually create and launch a startup while in school. He points out that a graduate business school environment does provide MBA students studying entrepreneurship benefits, in particular the ability to start something in a low-risk environment. Anatole Faykin is an entrepreneur.
In Chapter 7 of 12 in his 2012 Capture Your Flag interview, entrepreneur Anatole Faykin answers "How Have Your Entrepreneurial Experiences Helped You Grow as a Person?" Faykin shares how his experience building teams, products and businesses as an entrepreneur have made him more confident. He gains confidence as he builds experience. He notes why it is important not to confuse confidence for arrogance or foolishness. Anatole Faykin is an entrepreneur currently working on a new startup in Chile.
In Chapter 7 of 16 in his 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, educator and designer Jon Kolko answers "Why Did You Decide to Take a Position Working at an Online Jobs Platform Helping to Employ Students?" Kolko shares why he decided to join a venture capital-backed career services startup, MyEdu. Kolko finds purpose joining the education technology or edtech startup team to help create a more scalable and relevant way for college students to market themselves and find jobs after graduation.
In Chapter 5 of 13 in his 2012 Capture Your Flag interview, crowdfunding entrepreneur and IndieGoGo CEO Slava Rubin notes the importance of mission alignment and how this plays into goals, milestones, and responsibilities. He details the transition from being a bootstrap financed startup to taking on convertible debt to deciding on venture financing to build out the team and user experience. Slava Rubin is the CEO and Co-Founder of the crowdfunding platform IndieGoGo.
What is the future of entrepreneurship? According to the Schwab Foundation, it is going to be more globally connected than ever. Meet the innovators paving the way, like President and CEO of DIgital Opportunity Trust Janet Longmore, who joins us on set. Darrell Hammond, David Aikman and Hilde Schwab join Ricky as well.
In Chapter 14 of 19 in her 2012 Capture Your Flag interview, female entrepreneur Hattie Grace Elliot answers "How Has Your Entrepreneurial Experience Helped You Grow as a Person?" For Elliot, it comes down to learning from reflective moments and accepting the accountability that comes from the entrepreneurial experience. This gives her a greater human perspective and has taught her to be more accepting and less judgmental of others. Hattie Grace Elliot is the founder and CEO of The Grace List.
In Chapter 13 of 13 in his 2012 Capture Your Flag interview, crowdfunding entrepreneur and IndieGoGo CEO Slava Rubin details how middle and high schools should promote entrepreneurship curriculum that focuses on practice in addition to theory. He compares entrepreneur skill development to that of a basketball player, highlighting LeBron James as an example of how practice shapes skills and how schools might use this concept in their curriculum planning. Slava Rubin CEO of IndieGoGo.
As a child, Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos, had the entrepreneurship bug, and his first venture was a worm farm. He learned a lot from its failure – lessons he has kept in mind throughout his career and that are relevant for other aspiring entrepreneurs.
In Chapter 8 of 17 in his 2012 interview, London entrepreneur and Moo.com CEO Richard Moross notes the high occurrence of the education system failing to educate entrepreneurs. He notes the importance of education teaching core skills such as how to argue, how to make a case and how to plan strategy. He finds it is less about teaching students how to start companies and more about providing access and training to core skills, especially programming or writing code.