What Does it Mean to Have a Mentor?
Co-founder of IntellectSpace shares his thoughts on entrepreneurship.
This is my story
I founded IntellectSpace 2004 as a Sophomore in University of Washington. As a technologist building a startup was a daunting challenge, and I relied on mentors and advisors every step of the way. When starting something from nothing, especially a technology company, every milestone matters. These milestones included developing a business idea, building a prototype, engaging early adopters, incorporating, writing a business plan, fundraising, recruiting and many others. Having mentors and advisors who could provide strategic guidance and tactical assistance at these junctions was invaluable.
How did having a mentor impact you?
Having been a recipient of great mentors in my entrepreneurial journey, I have been looking for ways to mentor the next generation innovators and creators. Entrepreneurship only works when those who achieve a degree of success give back to the next generation to keep the cycle of innovation going.