This blog is syndicated from the Youth Entrepreneurship Council.
Thirteen entrepreneurs weigh in on what work experience they think is most beneficial to aspiring startup founders. The question: What's one suggestion you'd give an aspiring entrepreneur in terms of prior work experience? Should they freelance? Work at a startup first? Go corporate? All of the above?
When I started iCreate to Educate, I read a lot of books on female entrepreneurs and started to recognize a consistent message – female entrepreneurs tend to have more self-doubt than our male counterparts. How was I, as a female entrepreneur, going to battle this self-doubt in order to be successful?
The following steps are the ones I took to build a successful company and specifically, to take full advantage of the resources and advice available to me:
Knight Foundation supports the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) to use technology to prepare students from low-income communities for today’s tech landscape. Below, Alice Horn, executive director of NFTE South Florida, writes about a national initiative to teach teens to code.
We at the Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) believe that every young person has the potential to take an original idea and turn it into a fully functioning business. Our curriculum provides students with the ability to recognize an entrepreneurial spark and the tools to help them take that spark of an idea and create a robust business plan. In an effort to continually improve our services for graduates of NFTE’s core curriculum, Startup Summer was created by NFTE New York Metro as an advanced entrepreneurship track program.