Typically when people think of entrepreneurs, they don’t automatically think of college students, but they should. College is the best time to think big and execute ideas, especially when hustle and grind is naturally part of the curriculum.
There are three core reasons why college is the best place to build a startup:
The resources are available and ready to use. In college, students are not only paying for an education, but also to utilize every last resource the school offers. What type of resources available will differ depending on the institution, but taking advantage of everything they have from creative software to tech labs can be a great help to starting a business when these tools could be hundreds or even thousands of dollars.
Networking comes with admission. College is the ultimate networking experience. This is the perfect place to meet co-founders for your company. College is filled with different, unique, and talented people. This is the chance to link up with students with different majors to collaborate on projects and business plans. For example, if you are a history major but have a tech company in mind and you don’t know how to code; there is probably an engineering student across campus that does.
College students are young! Traditional college students are usually in their twenties and upon first entering still teenagers. Being young is an advantage. If you look at the tech world today most founders are barely even thirty. When you are young the opportunities are endless.
Students are not the only ones who can benefit from starting a business in college, professors too. Academic professors are amongst young and vibrant students trying to come up with the next big thing; so it makes perfect sense for them to try to launch something they’ve maybe been longing to do for years or an idea they just came up with today. So whether you’re a student or an educator take advantage of being in a college setting because not everyone has the starting ground for a business at their fingertips.Category: Entrepreneur, Featured | Tags: Business, college, education, Entrepreneur, school, Startups, students