We sat down with different members of the 2015 Future Founders Fellowship to hear all about their experiences as collegiate entrepreneurs and how the Fellowship helped accelerate their success. Interested in joining the 2018 cohort of Future Founders Fellows? Learn more here.
Tell us about yourself.
I’m the founder and executive director of foreverU. We’re a pro-love movement against bullying that is actively reducing occurrences of bullying by providing teens with the opportunity to be part of something greater while also equipping them with the confidence and tools they need to rise up for what they believe in, even if that means standing alone.
What is the biggest thing you’ve learned from the Fellowship?
One thing I specifically learned in the Fellowship is the importance of our stories–to know that we’ve come from somewhere, we’re going somewhere, and I think having a story is really important, whether it’s pitching your business to potential clients, or investors, or seeking corporate sponsorship, whatever the case is, it’s important to have a story and be able to really speak about it well and make it something that will engage your audience and they’ll want to be a part of what you’re doing.
Where was your business before you started the Fellowship?
Before starting the Fellowship, foreverU was this organization that was kind of established but not really having a direction. We were really not sure where we were going. But through the Fellowship, I’ve gained a better understanding of the overall scale of the organization of where we want to go and how we want to get there, whether it’s having a staff when I graduate and having a salary, and how to see corporate sponsors from companies–all these things have benefited the overall growth of foreverU and will probably continue to benefit the growth of foreverU as the years go on.
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